Canoe/Kayak - Slalom

Canoe/Kayak Slalom 2005 AYOF © Getty Images

Canoe/kayak slalom is a test of strength, speed and power. The sport involves paddlers negotiating a white water course as swiftly as possible, turning through suspended gates over a 300m stretch of water.

Competitors' times are combined with the number of penalties attribute from gates hit and missed. This determines the score for the run.

Jessica Fox won slalom gold at the 2009 AYOF and again won gold at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Having used these events as a stepping stone to major international competition, 18-year-old Fox went on to take home the K1 silver medal at the 2012 London Games.


Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Penrith
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith

Competition Dates

18 - 19 January 2013


K1: Men & Women
C1: Men & Women
Obstacle Race: Men & Women

Age Group

Born between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1998


32 Athletes. Max 8 athletes per team (4 men & 4 women)

Competition Schedule

DAY 3 Friday 18/01/2013

Whitewater Stadium, Penrith
08:00 - 10:30 Qualification Runs
K1M, C2M, K1W
14:00 - 15:30 Youth Olympic Games Obstacle Race
17:00 - 18:30 Qualification Runs

DAY 4 Saturday 19/01/2013

Whitewater Stadium, Penrith
08:00 - 10:30 Semi Finals and Finals
K1M, K1W, C1M, C1W

*Schedule subject to change.

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