1977: “Mr. Nobody [Albert Kerr] Wins the World Championships Canoe Slalom”

Written by Graham Mackereth | Pyranha Albert’s super-human performance was a surprise to many, though not to those of us who knew him; the local paper the next day was headlined, ‘Mr. Nobody Wins the World Championships’, but Albert was far...

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...

Kayaking over Niagara Falls with Rafa Ortiz

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to chase his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he can't imagine the journey he'll take to get there. As he and his friends prepare for their new adventure, they realize the path...

Already working towards Tokyo 2020 – interview with Špela Ponomarenko Janić

Interview and photos by Nina Jelenc. The best Slovenian canoe sprint athlete Špela Ponomarenko Janić had an excellent season, which started at the World Cup race in Germany, continued with great results in Račice and Montemor-o-Velho, where she won two...

“Consistency is key and working on technique in a boat is a worth while...

By Tom Noble | outfitsport.co.uk Name: Matthew Fletcher Age: 26 Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire Work: Rhenus Logistics Ltd Education: Durham University Club: Pennine CRC, previously Tees Tigers CC Tell us a little bit about your Canoe Polo career I first started water...

Rio silver medallist Luuka Jones enjoying the challenge of two disciplines

Luuka Jones is keen to brush up on her French. She's also determined to push herself to discover if she can cut the Olympic canoe slalom discipline in a bid to pursue success in two events at the Tokyo Olympic...

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...
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Daniele Molmenti Athlete Video

Athlete video London Olympic gold medal winner Daniele Molmenti - Working hard for Rio! www.facebook.com/daniele.molmenti

‘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...

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Elements for a solution to doping in the Olympics and paddlesports

Writer: Bill Endicott | Sportscene As we have seen, doping is a serious problem in Olympic sports including Canoe/Kayak. It’s also becoming clear that the...

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