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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

2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 25. - 26. 2020, Solkan, SLO | New date
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 25. - 26. 2020, Bratislava, SVK | CANCELLED
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 1. - 2. 2020, Flattach, AUT | New date
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 8. - 9. 2020, Veltrusy, CZE
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 15. - 16. 2020, Roudnice, CZE | New date
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
September 5. - 6. 2020, Krakow, POL | New date
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
September 5. - 6. 2020, Vienna, AUT | CANCELLED
2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
September 18. - 20. 2020, Prague, CZE | NEW VENUE
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
October 1. - 4. 2020, Krakow, POL | new date
2020 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
October 24. - 25. 2020, Krakow, POL
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 7. - 9. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 19. - 22. 2021, Solkan, SLO
All competitions

NEWS

Prague to host the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships
Prague to host the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships

The pandemic turned everything upside down this year and sport is no exception. Organisers of ECA European Championships which were supposed to be organised this year managed to find new dates in autumn if the health situation will allow it, however, for senior canoe slalom European Championships a new organiser had to be found. Czech Canoe Union offered the organisation of the championships in second half of September and ECA’s board of directors accepted the offer.

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Camille Prigent happy to be back on the water
Camille Prigent happy to be back on the water

2014 Youth Olympic Games canoe slalom champion Camille Prigent gave an interview for the Olympic.org website and admitted it was a hard period without paddling.  Now she’s happy to navigate the rapids of the course in Vaires-sur-Marne.

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Elena Kaliska could not wait to get back on water
Elena Kaliska could not wait to get back on water

Legendary Slovak canoe slalom paddler Elena Kaliska does not need any special presentation. At the age of 48 two-times Olympic Champion (2004, 2008) still loves the sport and is far from retirement.

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