The ICF Canoe Slalom season kicks off in Augsburg this week, with the first World Cup of the 2023 year.

The organiser of the four-day competition is the association Kanu Schwaben Augsburg (KSA). We are expecting 240 athletes from 43 nations on five continents, who will measure their skills in six disciplines – kayak, canoe and kayak cross, men and women.

As the first Canoe Slalom World Cup competition of the year, it offers an international assessment with a view to the European Games in Krakow at the end of June and the ICF World Championships in London in September.

At the 2022 Canoe Slalom World Championship in Augsburg more than 33,000 spectators cheered on the canoeists from over 50 nations on the days of the competition last year. And this at the "World Heritage Site of Unesco Water Management since 2019 in Augsburg" on the Olympic Canal.

For this wonderfully organised ICF Canoe Slalom World Championship, Augsburg was awarded the 2022 "Paddlers Award" in the category "Event of the Year". The Canoe Slalom World Championships 2022 in Augsburg prevailed in the election against other well-known events such as the Oetz Trophy (Austria), the King of the Alps (Italy) and the North Fork Championships (USA).

The canoe world cup 2022 is not that easy to top again, but the organisers are happy to be able to host an ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup on the Olympic Canal again and invite interested canoe slalom fans from Augsburg, all over Germany and the whole world to visit the Olympic grounds. This is now the 24th World Cup which Kanu Schwaben has organised.

It starts on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with the qualification runs in the Kayak(K 1 men and K 1 women).

On Friday, June 2nd, 2023, the qualifying runs begin at 8.15 a.m. with the C 1 women and C 1 men.

At 2pm the semi-finals and then the finals of the kayak disciplines (K 1 women and K 1 men) begin.

The award ceremony will take place shortly after 6pm.

The semi-finals and finals of the C 1 women/C 1 men will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, with the respective award ceremony taking place at noon.

Saturday afternoon is reserved for the kayak cross competitions. The course will be rebuilt and then training can take place.

Sunday, June 4th, 2023 is all about the kayak-cross competitions, starting at 9am.

The award ceremony will take place at around 1.30 / 1.45 p.m. for the kayak cross women and men.

The exact schedule, can be found under the following link:

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