Europe's best contest Freestyle champs (LIVE)

Europe’s finest Canoe Freestyle athletes are set to battle it out for podium places when they meet at the 2016 ECA European Canoe Freestyle Championships in Germany, Plattling from the 26-28 May.

The championships will be held on the on Isar River just over a one-hour drive northeast from the Bavarian capital, Munich.

With over 110 athletes spanning 14 European nations the competition is set to be a tense and exhilarating feast of world-class freestyle.

The Isar River wave is a renowned hotspot for freestyle and has competition pedigree after hosting the 2011 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships.  

The initial rounds comprise of two-45-second rides with the better of the two efforts from each athlete determining their position.

The top 20 athletes from the preliminary round will then progress to the quarterfinal stage, starting in reverse order of the previous results; this will then be halved to 10 for the semifinals and five for the subsequent final.

In the final the top five athletes will be afforded the luxury of the best-of-three opportunities to impress as they aim for gold.




Thursday 26th May
8:00 - 12:00 K1M Heats
Break 30 min
13:00 – 15:00 K1W Heats
15:30 – 16:00 K1JW Heats
Break 30 min
17:00 – 18:00 C1 Heats    
18:30 – 19:30 K1JM Heats

Friday 27th May
8:00 – 10:15 K1M Quaterfinals
Break 30 min
11:30 – 12:15 K1W Semifinals
Break 15 min
13:15 – 14:00 C1 Semifinals
Break 15 min
15:00 – 15:45 K1JM Semifinals
Break 15 min
16:45 – 17:30 K1M semifinal
Break 15 min
18:30 – 20:00 Squirt Heats
Break 30 min
21:00 Squirt Final Top5
21:30 Lucky Looser Party powered by Gumotex

Saturday 28th May
8:30 K1JW: Final
9:15 K1JM: Final
10:30 Gumotex Schlauchbootrennen
12:00 C1 Final
13:00 King of the Wave
14:00 K1W: Final
15:00 K1M: Final
16:00 Prize giving ceremony

Canoe Freestyle