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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"Intelligent slalom gates" - A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the...

Tough course brings out the best in the best in Augsburg

By Ross Solly | ICF Media, Kanu Schwaben (for German press release scroll down) Photography: Birke Oud Czech Vit Prindis made it two wins in a row, Australia’s Jessica Fox was back to her best, and Germany’s Robert Behling and Thomas...

Austrians Leitner and Oschmautz excel on first day

Written by Nina Jelenc | ECA The 2017 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships started with heats in C2M, K1M and K1W events both in Junior and U23 categories. Austrians Lisa Leitner and Felix Oschamautz produced the fastest...

First gold medals at the 2017 European Championships Canoe Slalom

By Nina Jelenc | ECA The first medals of the 2017 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ljubljana – Tacen have been awarded to the paddlers of France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany. All the team events were...
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Slalom athlete Lucien Delfour asks ICF for fair play after given a “touch”

Note Sportscene - Publishing the open letter and video above from athlete Lucien Delfour is not to criticise the judges who often sacrifice their own time and money to judge slalom races around the world under (extreme) pressure. We...
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Results Canoe Slalom 2017 World Masters Games

Winners in the individual classes of the 2017 World Masters Games Canoe Slalom 'overall' are: Women's K1: Lisa Micheler Jones GER Men's C1: Jaroslav Pollert CZE Women's C1: Katerine Kent GBR Men's C2: Kevin Songberg/Gary Nelson AUS Men's K1:...

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...

“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 ? I have not seen any athletes or coaches giving thumbs up to the change...

Women’s Canoe added to Olympic Canoe Kayak program, bringing gender equity

By Ian Mortimer Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to share the news that for the first time in Tokyo 2020, Canoe Kayak Sprint and Slalom will have a gender-balanced Olympic program. The International Olympic Committee has approved the International Canoe Federation’s...

Boost for female participation and ‘youth and urban appeal’ as IOC confirms 15 new...

By Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that a total of 15 new events would be added to the Olympic program for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020,...
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