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Slalom

Precision and speed on the wild water

In Slalom Racing, paddlers have to navigate the kayak or canoe through pairs of poles, called "gates", set up over the challenging rapids, waves, eddies and currents on a 300m stretch of rough water. If the paddler touches one of the poles, or misses a gate altogether, penalty times are added to the time achieved by the competitor on that run. They are single kayak (K) events, for men and women, and canoe events, also for men and women, in single (C1) and double boats (C2). There are also team events.

This discipline made its appearance in the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 and then had to wait until 1992 to be reinstated to the Olympic programme.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 30. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 8. - 9. 2019, Krakow, POL
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 15. - 16. 2019, Valstagna, ITA
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 22. - 23. 2019, Solkan, SLO
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 25. - 26. 2019, Flattach, AUT
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 29. - 30. 2019, Augsburg, GER
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
July 4. - 7. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 3. - 4. 2019, Česke Budejovice, CZE
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 10. - 11. 2019, Bratislava, SVK
Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
October 4. - 6. 2019, CZE
2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 15. - 17. 2020, London - Lee Valley, GBR
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Solkan, SLO
All competitions

NEWS

The 2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series will start in Krakow
The 2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series will start in Krakow

The ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup race series has been around now for several seasons and it attracts many young participants from European countries as well as some paddlers from other continents. This year the race series will kick off early in June in Krakow.

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Matej Beňuš with a new coach
Matej Beňuš with a new coach

Slovak canoeist Matej Beňuš, silver medallist of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and multiple medallist of European and World Championships, is preparing for the pre-Olympic season under the supervision of a new coach. He joined forces with his former teammate and 2016 Olympic champion in C2 Peter Škantár.

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Sébastien Combot retired from competitive canoe slalom
Sébastien Combot retired from competitive canoe slalom

French canoe slalom athlete Sébastien Combot announced his retirement from canoe slalom racing at the age of 31 after a career expanding over 20 years. His biggest individual success was the K1M World Champion title in 2007.

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