Put simply, trying canoe slalom could benefit many recreational paddlers today to sharpen their skills. However, while the Olympics has elevated top tier canoe slalom competition, has this made the idea of this discipline more inaccessible to the average recreation paddler?
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Slalom Expert John Gregory recalls his London 2012 memories with Roger Fox, father of 5-time World Champion Richard, grandfather of London K1M Silver medallist Jess and her younger sister Noemie, who recently won the Australian Youth Olympic Games K1W.
John Gregory becomes Sportscene's slalom guru; his 25 years of canoeing experience means new high-ropes for our coverage.
This weekend the best Czech slalom paddlers will race on the River Trnavka, Zeliv, for qualification points for the World Championships in Prague and for the first time this year.
18 year old Jessica Fox has demonstrated her determination to prove doubters that her silver medal London accolade was no fluke, with a dominant display of whitewater paddling at the 2013 Copa Pyrenees Cup over the past week and a half.
After a thrilling last competition day at the second national qualification for German canoe slalom, the German Canoe Federation team has been announced for the European Championships at the beginning of June in Krakow.
Down to the wire, wraps up many of the sentiments at Lee Valley for the final race of the 2013 Great Britain team selection trials for seniors and U23.
This is the third interview in a series of couples interviews where we catch up with famous sports couples in the wonderful world of paddlesports. The first two interviews were freestyle couples: Peter & Nina from Slovakia and Pringle & Katya from Great Britain/Russia. Helmut aka 'Heli' and Violetta aka 'Vio' are the first slalom couple in this series.