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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

2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European ...
March 9. - 10. 2024, La Seu d'Urgell, ESP
2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European ...
March 16. - 17. 2024, Pau, FRA
2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European ...
March 23. - 24. 2024, Huningue, SUI
2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European ...
April 20. - 21. 2024, Ljubljana - Tacen, SLO
2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European ...
May 3. - 5. 2024, Krakow, POL
All competitions

NEWS

INVITATION - 2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European Cup Ljubljana-Tacen
INVITATION - 2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European Cup Ljubljana-Tacen

One of the races in the 2024 ECA Open Canoe Slalom European Cup series will be held in Ljubljana - Tacen, the venue of this year's ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships. The ICF Canoe Slalom World Ranking race which will count for the ECA Open Canoe Slalom European Cup will be held on 20th and 21st April 2024.

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Three medals for Elena Lilik in Reunion
Three medals for Elena Lilik in Reunion

Canoe slalom paddlers who are preparing for a new season in Reunion tested their form at the ICF World Ranking race. The first name of the competition weekend was German paddler Elena Lilik, who won in two events and also picked up a silver medal.

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Team GB announced Paris 2024 Canoe Slalom team
Team GB announced Paris 2024 Canoe Slalom team

Team GB has officially announced the athletes who will compete in canoe slalom and kayak cross at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 2016 Olympic Champion Joe Clarke MBE and 2020 Tokyo silver medallist Mallory Franklin will be competing in Paris as well as 2023 World Champion Kimberley Woods and 2018 European Championships silver medallist Adam Burgess.

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