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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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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...

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...

‘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...

Downwind paddling, a never ending evolution

By Nick Murray, TC Surfski | Surfski News This summer I didn’t have the bandwidth to blog about downwind paddling, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest. As I sit down to write this, I’m on a 13 hour...
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The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...
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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...

10 tips to regain your motivational mojo

Firstly, rest assured that everyone has bad days, but while your motivation fluctuates your commitment to your goals should stay constant.   Try these 10 tips to regain your motivational mojo: Have a ‘high definition’ vision of what you want...

Virtual reality improves the performance of athletes

Virtual reality will be big news when its implementation becomes available for all pockets and professional teams. The industry expects to exceed $120bn in revenue in 2020. It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Virtual reality has found...

OPINION

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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