“Intelligent slalom gates” – A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the gate being touched by the athlete ( incl. boat/paddle) or the water. It seems Thomas Schmidt and Michael Keim are successful [test phase]. The test paddler in this video is Ricarda Funk.