We use cookies to improve our site and your experience. By continuing to browse our site you accept our cookie policy

More Information

Slalom

Precision and speed in the rough 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.

ECA Competitions2017

No competitions this year in this category

NEWS

Mark Proctor waves goodbye to competitive slalom
Mark Proctor waves goodbye to competitive slalom

28-year-old British paddler Mark Proctor decided to end his professional career as canoe slalom athlete. World Championships medallist suffered a shoulder injury last year and failed to qualify for the British national team this year, so he made a difficult decision to retire.  

Read more
Czech Republic tops the medal table of the Canoe Slalom World Championships in France
Czech Republic tops the medal table of the Canoe Slalom World Championships in France

European teams once again showed this continent is the strongest in canoe slalom. In the 38th edition of the Canoe Slalom World Championships that took place in Pau, France, representatives of European nations picked up majority of the medals – 30 altogether. Czech Republic finished the championships with a total of eight medals – three gold, two silver and three bronze.  France was second in medal count with five medals (two gold, two silver and a bronze), while Great Britain picked up two gold and a silver medal. Athletes from Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria and Italy also won medals in the Pau-Pyrenees Whitewater Stadium.

Read more
First Canoe Slalom European Champion title for Andorra
First Canoe Slalom European Champion title for Andorra
The 2017 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships has come to an end with the remaining finals in individual C1W and C1M categories. New C1W U23 European Champion is Miren Lazkano from Spain, Marko Mirgorodsky (SVK) was the best in C1M U23 final. The new Junior C1W European Champion is Monica Doria Vilarrubla from Andorra and 2017 C1M Junior European Champion became Vojtech Heger from Czech Republic.
Read more