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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

2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
June 1. - 3. 2018, Prague, CZE
2018 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 16. - 17. 2018, Valstagna, ITA
2018 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 23. - 24. 2018, Augsburg, GER
2018 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 26. - 27. 2018, Flattach, AUT
2018 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
July 7. - 8. 2018, Solkan, SLO
2018 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 16. - 19. 2018, Bratislava, SVK
2018 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
September 28. - 30. 2018, Krakow, POL
2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 31. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
July 18. - 21. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 15. - 17. 2020, London - Lee Valley, GBR
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Solkan, SLO
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
All competitions

NEWS

One week and European Championships in Prague will be officially opened

We are only one week away from the opening ceremony of the 2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague. The Championships will open on Wednesday, but first competitions will be held on Friday when heats in all categories will be organised (C2M, C1W, K1M, K1W, C1M). On Satuday we will see individual semifinals and finals as well as team events in C2M, C1W and K1M, while on Sunday championships will close with individual semifinals and finals and team events in K1W and C1M.

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2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships - 2 weeks to go!

We are only two weeks away from the opening ceremony of the 2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Can you name medallists of the 2017 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships that was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia?

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Nicolas Peschier announces his retirement
Nicolas Peschier announces his retirement

French slalom canoeist Nicolas Peschier announced his retirement from professional sport on his Facebook page. Peschier, who celebrates his 34th birthday today (16th May), has been a member of French national team for 18 years. To announce the end of career he wrote, “Some pages require time and a lot of thought before being definitely turned. This one has told 20 years of my life. After almost 18 years in the French team, selection to Olympic Games, nine starts at World Championships, European Champion title in C2 and many medals in team events, it is official: ‘I hang my paddle'.”

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