Courses are designed so the leading athletes will complete them in a time of between 90 and seconds, though time penalties can be incurred for touching a gate two seconds and missing a gate 50 seconds. Canoe slalom is contested by two types of boat, canoe C and kayak K.
In canoe, a single-blade paddle is used by an athlete who is strapped into the boat with their legs bent at the knees and tucked under their body, in contrast to the double-bladed paddle used in a seated position in kayak. Only the C1W event is not part of the current Olympic programme, but is due to be included at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Canoe slalom originated in Switzerland in as a summer alternative to slalom skiing, and was initially competed on a flatwater course. Switzerland hosted the first world championships in Geneva in and the discipline made its Olympic debut as an introduction sport at the Games in Munich, when all four gold medals were won by East Germany.
It was a further 20 years before canoe slalom returned to the Olympic Games, but this time as a core sport. Slovakia 7 hold the record for most gold medals in canoe slalom at the Olympic Games. It is the only sport Slovakia has claimed a gold medal in at the summer Games. Write to us at info canoeicf. Technical support webmaster canoeicf. Skip to main content. The Olympic discipline of canoe slalom is contested on a whitewater course with athletes navigating through a combination of up and downstream gates.
The sport was introduced to the Games in Latest News Browse all news. What is Canoe Slalom? Things you need to know Canoe slalom is a race against the clock through a combination of up and downstream gates on a whitewater course.
The course length and number of gates varies with a maximum of 25 gates and length of meters. The course is set with a mix of upstream and downstream gates; each presents a unique challenge for the athlete, significantly testing their ability to read and work with the water flow whilst maintaining their trajectory, balance and speed. The direction the athlete must travel through each gate is indicated by colour: Well the rumours are true, you can live rent-free in Leipzig by becoming part of a Wächterhäuser scheme run by HausHalten.
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