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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

2022 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 26. - 29. 2022, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2022 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 11. - 12. 2022, Valstagna, ITA
2022 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 18. - 19. 2022, Solkan, SLO
2022 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 25. - 26. 2022, Ivrea, ITA
24th Young Danubia Cup 2022
July 2. - 3. 2022, Bratislava, SVK
All competitions

NEWS

Former Slovak canoe slalom paddler Peter Nagy passed away
Former Slovak canoe slalom paddler Peter Nagy passed away

Slovak Canoeing mourns the death of a former canoe slalom paddler Peter Nagy. Two-time Olympian passed away at the age of 56 after a long illness.

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Elena Apel in the spotlight of the World Championships in Bratislava
Elena Apel in the spotlight of the World Championships in Bratislava

23-year-old Elena Apel was the first name of the 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava. German won the World Champion title in women's C1 and two silver medals in kayak and extreme slalom.

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ECA Junior Slalom Cup overall wins to Slovakia, Italy and Slovenia
ECA Junior Slalom Cup overall wins to Slovakia, Italy and Slovenia

Twelve races in six venues were organised in the 2021 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup series. Young paddlers from Slovakia, Italy and Slovenia were the winners of the overall standings in four events and two age groups.

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