Canoe slalom is a highly dynamic sport. Not only does it test an athlete’s fitness, strength and endurance but it is also very technical and requires an athlete to be able to adapt quickly.
– Negotiate 18-23 gates on a section of either natural or artificial river
– There are upstream (red) gates which an athlete must pass in an upstream direction and downstream (green) gates to be passed through in a downstream direction
– If an athlete hits a pole there is a 2 second penalty
– Missing a gate results in a 50 second penalty
The objective is to finish the course in the quickest time possible including penalties.
My discipline is C1 (Canadian singles):
– Single bladed paddle
– Kneel in the boat
For more information on canoe slalom please visit http://www.canoeslalom.co.uk/info/precision.htm