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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 and U23 Canoe ...
August 11. - 14. 2022, Česke Budejovice, CZE
2023 European Games - Canoe Slalom
January 1. 2023, Krakow, POL
2024 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe ...
January 1. 2024, Krakow, POL
2024 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2024, Ljubljana - Tacen, SLO
All competitions

NEWS

ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup will conclude in Bratislava
ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup will conclude in Bratislava

The last venue in this year’s ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup series will be held this weekend in Bratislava, on a course that recently held senior canoe slalom, extreme slalom and wildwater sprint canoeing World Championships.

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Last gold medals from Solkan to Czech Republic, Slovakia and France
Last gold medals from Solkan to Czech Republic, Slovakia and France

The 2021 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships in Solkan came to an end with women's and men's canoe semifinals and finals in both age groups. Czech Republic today claimed gold in both U23 events, while junior gold medals went to Slovakia and France.

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Klaudia Zwolinska ended her U23 career with style
Klaudia Zwolinska ended her U23 career with style

The penultimate day of the 2021 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships in Solkan, Slovenia, brought exciting racing in men's and women's kayak events. Klaudia Zwolinska, Jakub Krejči, Zuzana Pankova, Martin Rudorfer, Tereza Kneblova and Tereza Fišerova were the ones who reached the top podium positions.

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