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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

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, Krakow, POL
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
January 1. 2021, Solkan, SLO
2022 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2022, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
All competitions

NEWS

Overall winners of Canoe Slalom World Cup are Prskavec, Benus and Fox
Overall winners of Canoe Slalom World Cup are Prskavec, Benus and Fox

After five Canoe Slalom World Cup races that were organised in London – Lee Valley, Bratislava, Ljubljana – Tacen, Markkleeberg and Prague we have the overall winners. Jiri Prskavec (CZE) won in men’s kayak event, Matej Benus (SVK) was the best in men’s C1, while Australian Jessica Fox took titles in both women’s events.

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Canoe Slalom World Cup concluded in Prague
Canoe Slalom World Cup concluded in Prague

Fifth and last canoe slalom World Cup race of the year 2019 was organised in Prague on Vltava River which last year hosted 2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships. Czech kayakers were once more unbeatable in men’s kayak, Jiri Prskavec took gold and Vit Prindis silver medal. Matej Benus (SVK) was the best in MC1.

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Vojtova and Hengst extreme slalom World Champions
Vojtova and Hengst extreme slalom World Champions

After the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague the same venue hosted also this year’s extreme slalom World Championships. Both titles stayed in Europe thanks to local Veronika Vojtova and German kayaker Stefan Hengst.

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