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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...

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...

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...

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...

Canoe Slalom Specialist Casey Eichfeld Takes A Step Back To Make A Leap Forward

By Thomas Neumann | Team USA It might seem counterintuitive, but one of the keys to success this year for Casey Eichfeld might be to spend less time on the water. That’s because even after three Olympic Games and more than...

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...

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...

Lisa Carrington claims gold at Matariki Awards

Maori Television - World Champion Kayaker and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Carrington has taken out the Te Waitā Award for Sport at the 2017 Matariki Awards. The Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descendant is one of Māoridom's most successful and decorated sportspeople. Tonight, she...
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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...

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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“Planet Canoe are you serious?”

Vavra Hradilek - Planet Canoe are you serious? Am I at the same World Cup event as this guy who has written this article...

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