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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Olympic Champion Ken Wallace to recharge batteries ahead of Tokyo 2020

Writer: Cora Zillich - Australian Canoeing Three-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Ken Wallace (QLD) has made the decision to not contest the 2018 international season and to focus on the 2019 season and  2020 Olympic Qualification season. Following...

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...

“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...

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...
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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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IOC declaration on doping falls short

By William T. Endicott Last year in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, I wrote three articles  for Sportscene outlining the parameters of the very...

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