Category Archives: International

  2018 Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Event

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) plays a crucial role in the development of young athletes and provides a multi-sport Games experience that helps them along the route to their own Olympic dreams.

British Canoeing are holding a YOG world qualification selection race at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 25 November 2017. From this selection event a team of 4 athletes (K1 Men, K1 Women, C1 Men, C1 Women) will be selected to compete at the World qualification event in Barcelona, Spain from the 12th – 15th April 2018.

Athletes must compete in both Sprint and Slalom events of the same category (K1 or C1).

For further details about the Youth Olympic Games visit the Buenos Aires 2018 website  or the ICF website .

Any athletes interested in competing at this selection event can view the selection criteria here:

icon_pdf  Youth Olympic Games Selection Policy 2018

… and can enter through the following link : 2018 Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Selection Race .

  Celebrate our three multi champions on Sunday 3rd September 2017

“Congratulations to our three multi Olympic World and European Champions. They are clearly putting GB on the map as a Canoe Sprint nation.

In congratulating them we recognise their unstinting effort and dedication to their sport and bringing their natural talent to a peak, resulting in nothing short of truly magnificent performances in the 2017 championships.

And we must not forget the other athletes that took part or those that support them, who are largely in the background and unseen.

Wow! Truly great achievements.

Come and celebrate their success when Liam, Jeanette and Emma are interviewed on Sunday 3rd September 2017, starting at 1:20pm, followed by a presentation at about 1:30 and then autographs and photo signings in the signing tent at approx 1:35pm.”

Alan Laws
SRC Chairman

All photos courtesy Balint Vekassy (ICF) 

  Sprint Talent Programme 2017/18 Inclusion Criteria

British Canoeing have released information relating to the England Talent Programme Canoe Sprint Inclusion Criteria for October 2017 to September 2018.

The inclusion criteria document is available here:
      icon_pdf  Canoe Sprint 2017-18 England Talent Programme Inclusion Criteria

And the document is also on the British Canoeing website on the Talent Programme – Sprint  page. Look at the entries in the right-hand column.

  Sprint Racing Junior GB Teams Selection Polices Review

The Sprint Racing Junior GB Teams Selection Policies are available to review and British Canoeing invites your feedback. The feedback form is now live on the British Canoeing website on the Sprint  page. Look at the entries in the right-hand column.

You can also use this link to access the ‘Google Form’ directly, to submit your views for future junior selection polices: Junior GB Teams Selection Policies Feedback Form 

  Teams Announced for Canoe Sprint European and World Championships

British Canoeing is delighted to announce the senior Canoe Sprint team that will be competing in this year’s European and World Championships. The primary selection regatta, which was held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham last weekend, saw a number of athletes in competition for a place on the squad heading to the European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on 14-16 July and the World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic taking place 23-27 August.

A number of athletes have also been added to the team for the 2017 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Piesti, Romania on 27-30 July 2017, following the selection regatta at the weekend, joining Ieuan James and Charlie Smith who had previously been announced.

The full article is on the British Canoeing website: Team Announced for Canoe Sprint European and World Championships  and the links to the team lists are here too:

  Two GB golds in Belgrade

Congratulations to Rebi Simon and Ieuan James at the 2017 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Rebi, on Saturday, struck gold in the U23 Women K1 1000m to produce the first medal for GB and Ieuan, on Sunday, made it a double by winning the Junior Boys K1 200m sprint canoe event.

Not forgetting the outstanding performances from the whole team, you will find the full results for Saturday at the bottom of Rebi’s article and for Sunday at the bottom of Ieuan’s article:

  Future canoeing stars selected for Győr 2017

The British Olympic Association has announced the six, 14-17 year old, canoe sprint athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Győr 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival. The festival will see around 3,000 athletes from 50 European nations come together to compete across 10 Olympic sports from 23rd-29th July 2017.

Congratulations to Alex Greaves (15), Ed Nightingale (15), Thomas Lambert (15), Alix Aitchison (16), Enya Dale (16) and Zoe Clark (16).

There are two published articles available to read:

  Selection for the European Junior and U23 Championships

The ECA Canoe Sprint Juniors and Under 23 European Championships are to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, between 22nd and 25th June 2017.

The majority of the Junior team has been selected and the list is available on the British Canoeing website: Canoe Sprint International Panel Statement 31st May 2017.

The last remaining Junior selection for the Under 18 K2 500m event will be considered following the result of the Boys A K2 500m race at the June 2017 national regatta tomorrow (race 217 at 12:09).

The Under 23 selections will be considered by the International Panel at their next meeting, using the results of the races held at the June 2017 regatta.

  Joint statement from Sprint and Marathon Selection Committees

The Sprint and Marathon International Panels would like to clarify the following points regarding the selection process for the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships, 2017 ECA Canoe Sprint Senior European Championships and the 2017 ICF World Canoe Marathon Championships.

  1. Nominations for selection for the 5K events at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships and the ECA Canoe Sprint European Championships will be primarily based on results of the 5K events at the 2017 June National Regatta.
  2. Nominations for selection for all other ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships and ECA Canoe Sprint European Championships events will be primarily based on results at the 2017 July National Regatta.
  3. To be eligible for selection for the ICF World Canoe Marathon Championships, it is not a requirement that athletes compete at the ECA European Canoe Marathon Championships. This applies to the Junior, U23 and Senior categories.

 

Paul Dimmock
Chair of the Canoe Sprint International Panel
Alan Laws
Chair of the Canoe Marathon International Panel