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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 European Open Canoe Slalom ...
April 6. - 7. 2019, Markkleeberg, GER
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
April 27. - 28. 2019, Ljubljana - Tacen, SLO
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
May 11. - 12. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
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 European Open Canoe Slalom ...
August 3. - 4. 2019, Prague, CZE
All competitions

NEWS

Benjamin Savšek coming back after an injury
Benjamin Savšek coming back after an injury

One of the best canoe slalom paddlers in men’s C1 Benjamin Savšek had a rough beginning of the year 2019 after he suffered an injury that prevented him to see through his planned winter training.

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Aigner, Funk and Tasiadis among the most successful athletes in Augsburg
Aigner, Funk and Tasiadis among the most successful athletes in Augsburg

Wildwater course in Augsburg is considered to be one of the traditional venues of major international canoe slalom and wildwater canoeing competitions and paddlers coming from Augsburg are among the most successful sportsmen in the city. Hannes Aigner was named best sportsman of the year 2018 in Augsburg at a ceremony held in City Hall.

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Swiss and German celebration in Basel
Swiss and German celebration in Basel

Basel hosted international canoe slalom world ranking race with Swiss and German athletes taking majority of the medals. Among the best paddlers were medallists of Junior, U23 and senior canoe slalom European Championships in the past seasons.

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