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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

2023 European Games - Canoe Slalom
June 29. - July 2. 2023, Krakow, POL
2023 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe ...
July 20. - 23. 2023, Bratislava, SVK
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

European Champion Mallory Franklin suffered an injury
European Champion Mallory Franklin suffered an injury

The reigning 2022 women’s canoe European Champion Mallory Franklin has suffered an injury during the preparation for the very important season 2023 in which the Olympic qualifiers and Canoe Slalom World Championships will be held on her home course in London Lee Valley.

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Fieke Blackwell wins UK Sport PLx Award
Fieke Blackwell wins UK Sport PLx Award

British Canoe Slalom Team Manager, Fieke Blackwell, has been recognised for her dedication to the role at UK Sport's PLx Awards, winning 'Support staff or practitioner who has made a special impact.'

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Ajda Novak received the highest sports award in Ljubljana
Ajda Novak received the highest sports award in Ljubljana

Thanks to an excellent season in which she achieved some of the best results in her career, Slovenian canoe slalom paddler Ajda Novak received the Marjan Rožanac Award.

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