Rafa Ortiz goes over 70-foot waterfall with inflatable lobster

RED BULL - Rafa Ortiz has a penchant for throwing himself down white water rapids and waterfalls but this time he’s done it on the most unlikely of vessels...an inflatable lobster. The blow-up crustacean is something you’d more likely find...

Jenny Egan wins K1 5,000m gold in Portugal

Published by The Irish Times Jenny Egan won gold in the K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal. The 30-year-old Ireland paddler came out on top in a long battle with Estefania Fernandez of Spain. Lizzie...

How To Live Beyond Your Life

JOE JACOBI - One of my more memorable whitewater slalom competitions didn’t take place at an Olympic Games or in a far away, culturally unique world capital. Instead, it is one particular race: our 1996 U.S. National Championships — a big deal for...

‘My road to gold’ with Birgit Fischer – the most successful paddlesport athlete ever

Extract from the book 'MEIN WEG ZUM GOLD' by WPA Academy member Birgit Fischer. The first chapter of the book 'Das Gold Rennen' is about her 'Golden Race' at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, translated to English by Ulla...

Mike Dawson wins extreme canoe slalom gold

NZ HERALD - Paddler Mike Dawson has become the first New Zealander to win a World Cup canoe slalom medal. Two-time Olympian Dawson won the men's extreme canoe slalom final at the opening cup of the season in Prague today. He held...

Mallory Franklin should focus on one discipline, according to Richard Hounslow

SLOUGH OBSERVER - Windsor slalom canoeist Mallory Franklin needs to focus her energies on one discipline, according to retired two-time Olympic silver medallist Richard Hounslow. Despite being just 22-years-old, Franklin has already achieved plenty in the sport, including winning back-to-back...

Czech canoe marathon star Mojžíšek back for another Berg crack

By Dave MacLeod | Gameplan Media Respected Czech Republic marathon paddler Petr Mojžíšek has added his name to the entry list for the upcoming Berg River Canoe Marathon, joining Hungarian former world champion Adrián Boros in a strong looking international...

Joe Clarke ready to go extra mile to repeat Olympic glory

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS - Joe Clarke is determined to go the extra mile again over the next Olympic cycle as he targets a successful defence of his K1 canoe slalom gold in Tokyo. The 24-year-old’s victory in Rio was one of...
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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...

No doubts for Florence as he sets sights on Tokyo

TEAM GB - Three Olympic silver medals would be job done for most people. But David Florence isn’t most people. For him, it’s a case of unfinished business, and gold at Tokyo 2020 is in his sights - but it all...

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Up the creek without a paddle…

By Richard Fox | Sportscene If you’re planning to attend the canoe sprint world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in August, make sure to check...

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