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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 Junior Canoe Slalom ...
June 22. - 23. 2024, Flattach, AUT
2024 ECA Open Masters Canoe Slalom ...
June 29. - 30. 2024, Metz, FRA
2024 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom ...
June 28. - 30. 2024, Solkan, SLO
2024 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom ...
July 12. - 14. 2024, Krakow, POL
2024 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom ...
July 20. - 21. 2024, Roudnice, CZE
All competitions

NEWS

ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup in Valstagna cancelled

Hosting organization committee held a meeting regarding the current water level situation in the river for the ECA Junior Slalom Cup in Valstagna.

Due to athlete safety and event management concerns, the HOC has DECIDED TO CANCEL the ECA Junior Slalom Cup in Valstagna (1-2 June 2024).
For those who have already paid the entry fee, please send the payment receipt to cckvalstagna@libero.it, and the HOC will arrange for reimbursement.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you next year!
CCK Valstagna
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Legendary Michal Martikan won at the ECA European Cup in Liptovsky Mikulas
Legendary Michal Martikan won at the ECA European Cup in Liptovsky Mikulas

Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, hosted the ICF World Ranking race which at the same time also counted for the ECA Open Canoe Slalom European Cup race series. Legendary Slovak canoeist Michal Martikan recorded a win on his home course.

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Young people with Down Syndrome included in medals ceremonies
Young people with Down Syndrome included in medals ceremonies

In addition to the best athletes at the 2024 ECA I Feel Slovenia Canoe Slalom European Championship in Tacen, there were some young people who took part in the awarding of medals also beaming with pride. Although they have Down syndrome, they independently walked to the podium and performed the task entrusted to them flawlessly.

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