Blog Posts: #ICFslalom

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Canoe Slalom Olympic day 3 review and day 4 K1M medals preview

John Gregory
9 August 2016

Denis Gargaud Chanut was crowned as France’s latest Olympic canoe slalom champion. First, a review of the C1M semi-final and final followed by a preview of what to expect on Wednesday for the K1M semi-final.

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Flash Quotes: Canoe Double (C2) Men: HOUNSLOW (GBR)

ICFmedia
8 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Comments from canoe slalom paddler Richard HOUNSLOW (GBR) after his first run in the heats of the men's C2 with partner David FLORENCE (GBR) at Whitewater Stadium on Monday.

Richard HOUNSLOW (GBR)

On their race:

"We had a very safe plan and we executed it very well. It was just about getting through to the next round. With only one boat going out (of 12 which started the heats) we didn't want to take risks. It was probably a bit slow but that should be enough for us to qualify for the...Read more

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Canoe Slalom Olympic Heats Day 2 Review and Day 3 Preview

John Gregory
8 August 2016

Monday was all about heat 2. Some big names had to dig deep and deliver controlled runs in the 2nd heat to ensure qualifications. Invariably, some delivered and for others in meant unexpected early exits.

First, a review of the C2M and K1W heats followed by a preview of what to expect on Tuesday for the C1M semi-final.

 

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DELFOUR (AUS) enjoys top billing as men's individuals kick off canoe slalom

ICFmedia
7 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lucien DELFOUR (AUS) will have the cream of European canoe slalom ahead of him when he begins his bid to win Australia's first Olympic gold medal in the sport at Whitewater Stadium on Sunday.

The top-ranked K1 paddler in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games competition will be the final competitor to leave the starting gate, aware that all except one of the 21 medals awarded in the men's K1 in Olympic Games history have been won by European athletes.

The difference this time is that only one past medallist is present - Germany's Hannes...Read more

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Canoe Single (C1) Men: preview facts

ICFmedia
7 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - David FLORENCE (GBR) hopes to become the first British winner of the canoe single (C1) men's event, when the competition begins on Sunday, 7 August at Whitewater Stadium.

  • Current world champion FLORENCE will try to become the first athlete from Great Britain to win the canoe single (C1) men's event at the Olympic Games.
  • FLORENCE already claimed silver in this event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Only three athletes claimed multiple Olympic medals in men's C1: Michal MARTIKAN (SVK, G2-S2-B1), Tony ESTANGUET (FRA, G3) and Lukas POLLERT
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Flash Quotes: Canoe Slalom: ESTANGUET (FRA)

ICFmedia
7 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Comments from retired men's C1 triple Olympic Games gold medallist and Rio 2016 race jury member Tony ESTANGUET (FRA) as high winds at Whitewater Stadium caused a one-hour delay to the start of the canoe slalom competition on Sunday.

Tony ESTANGUET (FRA)

On how the high winds can affect racing conditions:

"This is the most difficult thing for athletes because it is a precision sport so for sure we can deal with rain, we can deal with poor temperatures but the wind is really unpredictable and that is very...Read more

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All eyes on Deodoro

John Gregory
7 August 2016

Good morning and welcome to the hot and sunny Deodoro Whitewater Stadium. Today starts 5 days of the most spectacular, exhilarating, tense and thrilling canoe slalom competition. C1M heats now start today at 13.30pm (GMT/UTC - 03:00 hour)

Good luck to all of the paddlers and teams. Congratulations to the huge team behind the scenes for what they have achieved in bringing this amazing competition in Brazil to fruition. 

For a preview of today’s C1M & K1M heats see yesterday’s post.

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Canoe Slalom Olympic Heats Day 1 Review and Day 2 Preview

John Gregory
7 August 2016

The first day of thrilling canoe slalom competition got underway at the Deodoro Whitewater Stadium.  First, a review of the C1M and K1M heats followed by a preview of what to expect on Monday for the second day of canoe slalom heats. 

 

C1M – Qualification to semi-final largely follows World ranking

In the C1M heats 14 of the 19 started were set to qualify for Tuesday’s semi-final

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Canoe Single (C1) Men: preview facts

ICFmedia
6 August 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - David FLORENCE (GBR) hopes to become the first British winner of the canoe single (C1) men's event, when the competition begins on Sunday, 7 August at Whitewater Stadium.

  • Current world champion FLORENCE will try to become the first athlete from Great Britain to win the canoe single (C1) men's event at the Olympic Games.
  • FLORENCE already claimed silver in this event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Only three athletes claimed multiple Olympic medals in men's C1: Michal MARTIKAN (SVK, G2-S2-B1), Tony ESTANGUET (FRA, G3) and
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Rio Olympic canoe slalom day 1 preview

John Gregory
6 August 2016

The canoe slalom paddlers are back in Deodoro after the beautifully choreographed opening ceremony. Here is a preview of what to expect tomorrow for the first day of canoe slalom starting at the fabulous world class Deodoro whitewater centre.

Athletes have spent much time familiarizing themselves with this stunning venue since the Olympic test event last November. It is now ready to host canoe slalom at the Olympics for the 8th time. We are guaranteed new Olympic Champions in each class. 

“Once again just getting to the Games is a story in itself in many...Read more