With this week seeing a return to paddling it is great to hear of people’s joy being back on the water in England. The British Canoeing Events team are working hard to prepare guidance for a future return to competitions and events when Government guidance permits….a slightly different week to what we had planned.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Canoeing have today confirmed that the five canoeing athletes already nominated for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will remain as selected to represent Team GB at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games in July- August 2021.
Gareth Wilson, British Canoeing’s canoe slalom podium technical coach, put his canoe kit back on over the weekend (4 April), not to paddle, but to run a full marathon in his back garden.
The European Canoe Association has confirmed further event cancellations or postponements in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Olympic hopeful Doctor Chloe Bracewell has opted to return to the NHS as a call taker on the 111 service following the escalation of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In order to protect the health and well-being of everyone involved in our events, British Canoeing has today confirmed the cancellation of the Sprint selection event planned for 28/29 March and the Paracanoe selection event planned for the 25/26 April 2020.
The International Canoe Federation has announced all ICF and international canoeing competitions scheduled between now and the end of May will be postponed or cancelled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.
British Canoeing has today confirmed the cancellation of the European Canoe Association (ECA) Slalom Championships which was scheduled to take place at Lee Valley White Water Centre in May and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Freestyle World Cup which was due to be hosted at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham in July 2020.
British canoeist Adam Burgess has some extra power in his paddle as he goes for glory this summer.
As per the selection policy the names of the athletes who have achieved the necessary qualification time for the upcoming season, have now been published.
Supporting the recently launched athlete development framework, the What It Takes To Progress (WITTP) model, James Train, our Senior Women’s Canoe Technical Coach, takes us through the Canoe Technical model and looks at the 3 B’s in Canoe (Boat, Body and Blade).