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...

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...

‘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...

Jess Fox protests against easier women’s course at World Cup

NICOLE JEFFERY | THE AUSTRALIAN - Olympic canoe slalom medallist Jess Fox has accused her international federation of setting the sport back 40 years by making the women’s C1 course easier than the men’s at the World Cup event...
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Stepanka Hilgertova – “World Slalom’s Lady of the Gates”

Written by Ettore Ivaldi | Translated to English by Tessa Forliti | Thank you to Marie Řihošková It immediately struck me as odd, but her smile in response to my greeting made me forget this detail which would come back to me...
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The Canoe – Film

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” This film captures the human connection and bond...

“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...

Interview with canoe polo athlete Andreas Lund from Denmark

By Tom Noble | outfitsport.co.uk Name: Andreas Lund/ LC Age: 19 Where are you from: Denmark (Copenhagen) Work/ Education: Training to become a boatbuilder Team/s: Denmark U21 and Lokomotiv Skovshoved. Boat: Lettmann fighter XL Paddle: Double Dutch Force Great to have...

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...

Depression and comeback in (paddle)sport

Jonathan Males | Performance1 - It takes resilience to compete at the highest levels of our sport, and even the most successful competitors will experience the pain and disappointment of failure at some time in their careers.   Normally the...

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Agenda to nowhere unless the IOC votes for ‘New Olympics’

Writer: Gianni Merlo, President of the AIPS | Photo: Getty Images The mayor of Rome’s choice not to run for the 2024 Olympics less than...

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