Do you remember your first paddle? I’m sure that many of you immediately start thinking about Double Dutch. Double Dutch has been producing paddles since 1980 and still is today.
A short film by Erik Garmo about a canoe slalom training session in the winter on the last really cold day. It features slalom athlete Isak Öhrström in a beautiful Scandinavian scenery in Sweden. We asked Erik and Isak a few questions about the making of 'Cold'.
2012 C1 World Cup Champion 'Ros' talks about her upbringing, her love of slalom and her campaign to get herself back to Austria to defend her Sickline title this year.
There’s no need to introduce someone like Stepanka Hilgertova, her career achievements are breath-taking; countless World Cup podiums and international wins. Marie Sehnalová talks to Czech slalom legend Stepanka Hilgertova.
Recently, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) surprised everyone by announcing the hiring of the Spanish coach Jesús Morlán, who holds five Olympic medals and ten world medals in his outstanding resume.
Recommended daily calorie intake varies from person to person, but there are guidelines for calorie requirements you can use as a starting point. UK Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) are a daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men.
Michael Trummer has been head coach of Germany’s canoe slalom team for four years by now. Attaining one Olympic silver and bronze medal each, with Sideris Tasiadis and Hannes Aigner respectively, his paddle artists hit their target exactly.
Peter and Michele Donnelly, University of Toronto, have released a report analysing whether London 2012 was in fact a model for gender equality in sport. Results are, despite more female athletes competing in every sport and from every nation, startling -there are still major inequalities across the majority of participating to be addressed!
Freestyle kayaking is young discipline for sure. It arrived in Poland at end of the 20th century. The first events were held in 1999 as part of other competitions – creek racing or simply organized trips. It was getting popular fast but so it was just a matter of time before the first events were going to start.
Stuart West and Dan Seaford took first place in last weekend’s Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, finishing the 125 mile epic in 16 hours 44 minutes, more than an hour and ten minutes outside the senior mens’ doubles record. The Reading and Worcester duo battled to meet a tough challenge from three-time consecutive winners Richard Hendron and James King of Richmond/Army.
AC has appointed Mike Pond as an interim 200m Coordinator to implement a nationally coordinated approach to the 200m events. National Performance Director, Richard Fox, said the initiative, which has been branded as a "Need for Speed", is designed to create a clearer focus on the specific requirements of 200m racing.
Celebrity-celebrity couples like for example Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie are a dime a dozen, but athlete-athlete couples are a much rarer find. We met freestyle couple James 'Pringle' Bebbington and Katya Kulkova to find out how their relationship works while on the road and on the water.
In less than a month the 41st Amsterdam Waterland Marathon will take place. On the 20th of April we will see a diverse group of world class athletes taking on the challenge of beating each other and the track record set by Manuel Busto Fernandez, who has won the Waterland marathon twice.
Hat-trick! Sportscene completes the 2012 White Water Grand Prix trio; we first interviewed Katrina, then Nouria and now its time for 2nd place overall Martina Wegman. Over an 8am breakfast chat on Skype, I meet the Dutch Triple Sickline Champion extreme and freestyle paddler who has won more competitions than most of the women's field and she is still only 23.
After an international offbeat at the Australian Open at the end of January, the elite of canoe slalom start the post-Olympic season in Europe on the Easter weekend. About 300 participants from 14 different countries are registered, half of them being in the main event of the world ranking list carried out by the ICF.
Taylor Potts and Maria Halavrezos, two Canadian canoeists, have been training in Florida the past three weeks in preparation for the upcoming canoe/kayak racing season. Like most teammates, Taylor and Maria spend a lot of time together on and off the water – but not every waking moment is spent focused on canoeing.