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Sprint Canoeing Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games



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Not even the ICF knows who is qualified

if you feel smart, just try to figure out how things work with ICF qualification system, you won't feel smart anymore   I'm somehow glad we are not good in this sport  and I don't have to go

https://www.canoeicf.com/sites/default/files/canoe_sprint_quota_allocation_-_tokyo_2020_-_media_format.pdf   ICF updated the quota allocation. Very informative about America and Oceania and

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1 hour ago, intoronto said:

Can an athlete that qualifies or is named to a slalom boat, compete in sprint?

The qualification document specifies "sprint" and "slalom" athletes in their respective documents so I'm leaning no.

 

Are there athletes which compete in both disciplines (like we see in cycling)? ICF would be more receptive to the idea if athletes exist rather than trying to Trojan horse someone into the other discipline.

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16 minutes ago, JoshMartini007 said:

The qualification document specifies "sprint" and "slalom" athletes in their respective documents so I'm leaning no.

 

Are there athletes which compete in both disciplines (like we see in cycling)? ICF would be more receptive to the idea if athletes exist rather than trying to Trojan horse someone into the other discipline.

Only thing I can think of is the 2010 or was it 2014 (or both) that had sprint and slalom together?

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3 hours ago, intoronto said:

Only thing I can think of is the 2010 or was it 2014 (or both) that had sprint and slalom together?

YOG, I suppose ;)

 

3 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

Are there athletes which compete in both disciplines (like we see in cycling)? ICF would be more receptive to the idea if athletes exist rather than trying to Trojan horse someone into the other discipline.

Don't underestimate :TGA Pita ;)

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7 hours ago, intoronto said:

Can an athlete that qualifies or is named to a slalom boat, compete in sprint?

Not.

 

These are two completely different sports under one federation. But it is not possible to qualify in one and start in the other. I would compare it to Rhythimc and Artisticss gymnastics, it is difficult to imagine an athlete specializing in parallel bars who would be able to compete as well with a ball or ribbon.

 

even in canoe slalom itself, it is rare to see athletes compete in both men's disciplines. For women, on the other hand, it is still a common thing, to see girls doing both events, but only because the women's C1 category is still just a ridiculous competition, too weak and not develpoed yet. But as it develops, there will be fewer and fewer girls able to keep up in both disciplines.

 

 

6 hours ago, intoronto said:

Only thing I can think of is the 2010 or was it 2014 (or both) that had sprint and slalom together?

Yeah the YOG famous Obstacle Canoeing.

 

It had nothing to do with slalom. it is a specially created and invented sport discipline on flat water with some easy gates, buoys and starting ramp. So it was neither about the speed and explosiveness of the canoe sprinters, nor about the strength, tactical thinking and stamina of the slalom specialists.

 

Just a very poorly failed attempt to merge two different sports into one to catch the attention of young public, with sprinters having a greater advantage as it took place on flat water. Interestingly, slalom specialists were more successful, due to the fact that sprinters probably do not know how to turn boats and go through upstream gates, even on flat water. :lol:

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9 minutes ago, Vektor said:

Um, what? We just won a quota in women's C1 200m? This qualification system is bizarre. :lol:

It's because Japan qualified via the Pan American qualifier, naturally.

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1 minute ago, dcro said:

It's because Japan qualified via the Pan American qualifier, naturally.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Sure. I hope we can win our missing quotas at the Asian qualifier. 

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