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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"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...
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Great Britain pair secure one-two at Canoe Slalom World Cup

SPORTSBEAT - Great Britain secured a one-two as Kimberley Woods took gold and  Mallory Franklin snatched silver at the women’s C1 event at the 2017 Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 in Prague. On what was a fine day for Great Britain,...
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The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...
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Slalom athlete Lucien Delfour asks ICF for fair play after given a “touch”

Note Sportscene - Publishing the open letter and video above from athlete Lucien Delfour is not to criticise the judges who often sacrifice their own time and money to judge slalom races around the world under (extreme) pressure. We...
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Visualisation, a crucial skill to aid success

Elite athletes embrace this skill as a crucial aspect of their preparation for important events. Having done all the groundwork – be it physical preparation or training - is simply not enough unless you have also developed the skill...
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Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born

Jenny Egan's Mother jokes that she’s been afloat in a canoe since before she was born. It’s that sort of family. The water was never far away and the woman who first picked up a paddle to race competitively at the...
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Schedule World Masters Games New Zealand Canoe/Kayak

Auckland pulled out all the stops to welcome the more than 28,000 participants from around New Zealand and across the globe, to compete in 28 sports at 48 WMG2017 venues for the next 10 days. Paddlesports are represented by...

Slalom athlete Warwick Draper becomes Ninja Warrior

Three times Olympian Warwick Draper competes at Australian Ninja Warrior: a sports entertainment competition that pits competitors against each other by competing in extremely difficult obstacle courses. Warwick says he has a strong chance of winning as he trains upper body...
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Sean Rice and Lizzie Broughton win 45th Amsterdam Waterland Marathon

The 45th edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has been won by South-African Sean Rice. He beat the 2016 winner Leonel Ramalho from Portugal and Adrián Boros from Hungary to the finish line in tough weather conditions. Lizzie Broughton...
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McDonalds Kayak Commercial – Chicken Legend

McDonald’s UK has launched a campaign for its Chicken Legend range that positions the quality chicken burger as a reward that we all need and deserve sometimes. Credits:  Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, London, UK Creative Director: Pete Heyes Art Director: Cassandra Jamcotchian Copywriter: Hayley...
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