Canoe/Kayak - Slalom

Canoe/Kayak - Slalom

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 03:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Final

102.49 (3rd)


Maialen Chourraut (ESP)
Luuka Jones (NZL)
Jessica Fox (AUS)

(Local) / 02:15 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Canoe Double (C2) Men Final

Slovakia (SVK)
Great Britain (GBR)
France (FRA)

(Local) / 01:15 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Semi-final

104.50 (5th)


(Local) / 03:15 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Men Final


Joseph Clarke (GBR)
Peter Kauzer (SLO)
Jiri Prskavec (CZE)

(Local) / 03:16 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Canoe Single (C1) Men Final


Denis Gargaud Chanut (FRA)
Matej Benus (SVK)
Takuya Haneda (JPN)

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Flying Fox on verge of history in Rio

She was the unknown youngster that caught everyone by surprise in London but Jess Fox will have a target on her back when she hits the whitewater course in Rio. Fox is arguably Australia’s best chance at winning the nation its first gold medal in the discipline since our green and gold paddlers began competing at the 1992 Games. 

Women to watch: She scored a surprise silver at the London 2012 Games, now four years on paddler Jessica Fox will have another chance to add to her medal collection after being selected on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. The 21-year-old, will get the chance to go for gold in the K1 event after she won a tight nomination trial at the Oceania Championships at Penrith, her home course.

Men to watch: Also joining Fox in the canoe/kayak slalom section of the Rio Team are fellow Penrith, NSW paddlers Lucien Delfour and Ian Borrows, who will both make their Olympic debuts on the course at Deodoro. Delfour will compete in the men’s K1, while Borrows will take on the world’s best in the men’s C1.

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Men’s K1 and Women’s K1: The top 15 athletes at the 2015 World Championships will qualify taking into account that only one athlete from each country can qualify and one athlete from each of the five continents must qualify. If Australia does not qualify an athlete via this method they will be able to compete in the Oceania qualification event where one more quota spot is on offer.

Men’s C1: The top ten athletes at the 2015 World Championships taking into account that only one athlete from each country can qualify and one athlete from each of the five continents must qualify. If Australia does not qualify an athlete via this method they will be able to compete in the Oceania qualification event where one more quota spot is on offer.

Men’s C2: The top eight boats at the 2015 World Championships taking into account that only one boat from each country can qualify and one boat from each of the five continents must qualify. If Australia does not qualify an athlete via this method they will be able to compete in the Oceania qualification event where one more quota spot is on offer.

Australia is confident of qualifying the full complement of five athletes for Rio 2016.

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Nomination to the AOC

AC will nominate athletes to the AOC for selection in the events in which Australia has obtained quota places through either the 2015 World Championships or 2016 Oceania Open. To be eligible for nomination in these events, athletes must have competed in, and won a minimum of two Nomination Trials. If three different athletes each win a Nomination Trial, the highest ranked athlete from Trials 1 and 3 will be nominated to the AOC for selection. If there is a tie between athletes, AC will nominate the athlete with the lowest % time behind the winner at Nomination Trials 1 and 3. 

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Selection by the AOC

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Competition Format & Events

In slalom competitors battle the rapids and charge through gates in an attempt to record the fastest time and the smallest number of time penalties. Athletes pass through approximately 25 gates - some must be passed upstream, most downstream.

Competitors are penalised two seconds for touching a gate and 50 seconds for missing a gate entirely. Any penalties accumulated are added to the athlete’s finishing time at the end of the race. In an event that is over in less than 200 seconds, accumulating a penalty can be disastrous.

Athletes race one-by-one and their heat time determines whether they progress to the semi-finals. Athletes will race the semi-final and the final on the same day.

Australia and Olympic Canoe/Kayak - Slalom

Australia’s white-water slalom canoeists first competed in Barcelona and Danielle Woodward won the silver medal in the women’s K1 event. In Beijing 2008, Robin Bell bettered his fourth from Athens, winning bronze in the men’s C1. Teammate Jacqueline Lawrence was a surprise silver medallist in the women's K1 event. In 2012 at just 18 years of age, Youth Olympic Champion Jess Fox shocked the London field to finish with the silver medal in the women's K1 event.

Australia's Olympic athletics medal tally is: 4 (0 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)

Read more about canoe/kayak at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

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Did you know

  • Red gates are “upstream gates” meaning they must be negotiated against the rapids. Green gates are "downstream gates."
  • The “K” represents kayak races where competitors use a double bladed paddle and the number represents how many people are in the boat. The“C” signifies canoe races where a single bladed paddle is used. At the London 2012 Olympic Games women will only compete in the K1 while the men will race in K1, C1 and also the pair C2 event.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

0 Gold
3 Silver
2 Bronze

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