Canoe Slalom & Wildwater

A new form of canoeing sports and a very spectacular wild water sport, Canoe Slalom was added by FISU to its World University Championships programme in 1994. Its first edition was held in Prague. Most famous athlete participating at a WUC in this sport is Tony Estanguet, who afterwards became a multiple Olympic and World Champion..

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Canoe Slalom & Wildwater

 FISU Technical Delegate

Jean ZOUNGRANA (FRA)

 

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International Canoe Federation

 

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The History of Canoe Slalom & Wildwater in FISU

A new form of canoeing sports and a very spectacular wild water sport, canoe slalom was added by FISU to its World University Championships programme in 1994. Its first edition was held in Prague. Local kayakers proved their nimble skills on water circuits they knew very well. They took five gold medals, four silver and one bronze. The chair of the slalom committee of the International Canoeing Federation described this championship as the best of the world, which was very encouraging for FISU. The future Olympic champions, Lukas Pollert and Patrice Estanguet, participated in this first edition. In 1998, the city of Metz hosted the second edition on a splendid site, located near the city centre. It was a high-level and harsh confrontation. No less than half of the world’s best kayakers were present, including Slovakia’s Peter and Pavol Hochschorner, and Elena Kaliska. They met with strong opposition from the French team, which was led by Tony Estanguet – multiple Olympic Champion since then. This championship featured the highest intensity to the great delight of the public lined along the circuit. After a small break, the fifth edition of the World University Canoe Slalom (Whitewater Canoeing) Championship was staged in Krakow. Fourteen countries arrived with their best kayakers to this nice old town to beat the records of previous championships. Bratislava hosted the 2008 edition in a brand-new wild sport area, offering an amazing competition and a great show for spectators.  

 Statistics WUC Canoe Slalom & Wildwater

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

1994

CZE

Prague

20

84

24

108

28

136

2

1998

FRA

Metz

22

93

39

132

37

169

3

2000

SVK

Liptovsky Mikulas

10

75

24

99

19

118

4

2002

POL

Krakow

15

81

27

108

19

127

5

2006

POL

Krakow

14

69

25

94

23

117

6

2008

SVK

Bratislava

17

102

31

133

25

158