website statistics
Jump to content

Slalom Canoeing at the Summer Olympic Games 2020


Totallympics
 Share
Followers 13

Recommended Posts

  • Sindo pinned and featured this topic
  • Replies 71
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

The track is quite challenging.   Eliška Mintálová (W K1) had an accident during one of the last week training session when the water literally threw her boat on to a panel on shore,   

Slalom canoeing is an excellent way to test the picture quality of your providers’ streaming service.

One can literally feel some suicidal tendencies in the air in this country this morning

19 minutes ago, rafalgorka said:

List of canoeists at Tokyo olympics (incomplete)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_canoeists_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics

The full list is here. I looked at all qualified federations and NOCs in the past days, and it is now confirmed

M K1

M C1

W K1

W C1

Link to post
Share on other sites

:SVK Team Slovakia :SVK

4 (2+2)

 

MEN'S

C1: Matej Beňuš

K1: Jakub Grigar

 

WOMEN'S

C1: Monika Škáchová

K1: Eliška Mintálová

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Other Sports Introductions

Archery, Athletics, BadmintonBoxingCanoeing SprintRoad CyclingGolf, Artistic Gymnastics, Shooting, Swimming, Table TennisTennis, Wrestling

 

e7e5a4df2f29fc0073d50596ee859541

 

The most successful Olympic sport of the country.

 

Slovakia participated at every single Olympics and won 14 medals in this sport since the independence (8 Golds - 3 Silvers - 3 Bronzes)

which rank the nation to 1st place in the historic all-time Canoeing Slalom Olympics medal tally. Slovakia is also the all-times record holder in the now inexisting M C2 class with 4 golds & 1 bronze (3 Golds in a row by the Hochschorner Brothers is still one of the biggest Olympic achievements not only in Slovak sport)

 

In addition, Slovakia holds also a respectable record streak, the country has won a medal in the C1 men in all its participations since independence

(1996 Gold, 2000 Silver & Bronze, 2004 Silver, 2008 Gold, 2012 Bronze, 2016 Silver)

 

 

Only one time happened that Slovakia did not qualify in all events for the Olympics, paradoxically it happened at the most successful games in Beijing 2008, when Slovakia won 3 gold medals out of 3 events, we sadly failed to qualify for the M K1 there.

 

This time again Slovakia qualified in all events, the full possible team of 4 athletes (2M + 2W) the delegation will include two returning athletes from Rio 2016 (both men) and two olympic debutatnts (both women) the only athlete with olympic medal experience in the team being Matej Beňuš.

 

Matej Beňuš will return to the Olympics for the second time in his career after his debut in Rio 2016 (Silver medal), the 33 years old paddler will have the hard task to keep the nations olympic medal streak in this discipline. Probably the athlete who will have to face the biggest pressure of all our delegation based on whole nation expectations.

To qualify for the Olympics in this event is very difficult for a Slovak C1 athlete, with only 1 quota available you have not only to qualify the country to the games but on the way also beat your own countrymen opponents, the likes of Alexander Slafkovský or the world sport legend Michal Martikán. They are all still 10 times consecutive C1 Team world champions...

 

Jakub Grigar 24 years old, just like Beňuš will also compete at his 2nd Olympics in a row. Still young K1 paddler will try to improve his 5th place from Rio 2016 where he as Semifinal winner missed the medal by some 0.2 seconds and gold by 0.9 in the very last gates combination of the final. Jakub was the first Slovak canoe slalom paddler to earn his Tokyo berth, alreay at the 2019 world championships he secured the quota for himself. Grigar travelled to Japan in good mood after he won the last World cup race before Tokyo in Germany last month.

 

Monika Škáchová 20 years old. Will be the first slovak Canoe female competitor at the Olympics in history, debuting in the very first edition of the W C1.

Slovakia btw survived some scare here since we won the quota as the very last country, at the European Championships in Italian Ivrea this May. Monika secured the quota by earning the last single available quota place and by finishing higher of all other slovak competitiors.

 

Eliška Mintálová 21 years old, is another sign of the raising new generation, She managed to qualify for her first careers Olympics by defeating experienced olympians Jana Dukátová and Elena Kaliská in the internal qualifiers, that is already a achievement by itself. The country qualified for Tokyo in this event at the World Championships in La Seu d´Urgell 2019 alongside of both men events.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Michal Martikán failed to qualify in M C1 for Slovakia after he lost in the internal qualifiers to Matej Beňuš and also Alexander Slafkovský. and since he has nothing else to do now, he accepted the offer of :AUT team to train Nadine Weratschnig in W C1 in Tokyo. So he will be in Tokyo as official member of Austrian team coach

 

210719-michal-martikan-oh-2020-(2).jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

The track is quite challenging.

 

Eliška Mintálová (W K1) had an accident during one of the last week training session when the water literally threw her boat on to a panel on shore, 

 

nothing happened to the boat, but she broke her toe.

 

 

triple fracture and dislocation of the big toe.

 

However she does not want to lose her olympics debut such way and will compete even with this hurting handicap

 

3-ad45ca2984199dcb1da914cbbac0c41194dea4

 

3-c663b397a0927c4f11d79d9dffba80f64cf541

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hckošice said:

The track is quite challenging.

 

Eliška Mintálová (W K1) had an accident during one of the last week training session when the water literally threw her boat on to a panel on shore, 

 

nothing happened to the boat, but she broke her toe.

 

 

triple fracture and dislocation of the big toe.

 

However she does not want to lose her olympics debut such way and will compete even with this hurting handicap

 

3-ad45ca2984199dcb1da914cbbac0c41194dea4

 

3-c663b397a0927c4f11d79d9dffba80f64cf541

This reminds me Jaromir Jagr and his broken little finger during WCH 😅😅

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share
×
×
  • Create New...