Canoe Slalom

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.

Objective:

–         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

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

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