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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

Nordic Cup Estonia 2021
August 14. - 15. 2021, Sindi, EST
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 19. - 22. 2021, Solkan, SLO
2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe ...
January 1. 2022, Česke Budejovice, CZE
2022 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2022, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2023 European Games - Canoe Slalom
January 1. 2023, Krakow, POL
All competitions

NEWS

European Champion titles to Miren Lazkano and Denis Gargaud Chanut
European Champion titles to Miren Lazkano and Denis Gargaud Chanut

The last day of the 2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ivrea brought an exciting races and tension until the very last minute of the race. Spain's Miren Lazkano took the gold medal in women's canoe event, while Olympic Champion Denis Gargaud Chanut claimed gold in men's canoe final. Katerina Minarik Kudejova and Vit Prindiš are the first ever Extreme Canoe Slalom European Champions.

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Corinna Kuhnle and Vit Prindiš at the top of Europe again
Corinna Kuhnle and Vit Prindiš at the top of Europe again

Austrian Corinna Kuhnle and Czech Vit Prindiš are the winners of women's and men's kayak final at the 2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ivrea, Italy.

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Strong comebacks for the British and Slovak Canoe Slalom Teams
Strong comebacks for the British and Slovak Canoe Slalom Teams

The second competition day at the 2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ivrea brought the first medallists of the weekend. Great Britain returned to the competitions after one year of absence with a style, winning a whole set of medals - gold, silver and bronze. Slovakia, who was also missing last year, won two gold medals today. 

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