After four races of the 2021 Canoe Slalom Czech Cup of the ČEZ Group, the line-up of the Czech national teams for the upcoming season is definitely known. Compared to last year's composition of the senior national team, which was also presented at the European Championships in 2021 in Ivrea, Italy, two places were exchanged. In the team of canoeists, the older sister Martina will start next to Gabriela Satková, and kayaker Lucie Nesnídalová will have her premiere in the senior national team. Vavřinec Hradilek eventually dominated the exciting fight between kayakers; the composition of the singles does not change.
Safety and adherence to anti-epidemic measures will be taken care of this year in Prague-Troja during the World Cup by covid manager Filip Jančar together with covid manager of the International Canoe Federation (ICF). He has already tested this function at last year's European Championship.
Filip Jančar, the so-called covid manager, will be in charge of security and compliance with anti-epidemic measures this year as well.
The ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup is scheduled in Prague already in the mid-June (11 – 13 June 2021). In spite of the actual epidemiologic situation the organisers believe that the event will be held in the similar mode as the last years European championships. On Monday, 26 April, , a request was submitted for an exemption to organize an event from the National Sports Agency and the Ministry of Health.
Only two months left until the planned start of this year's ICF CanoeSlalom World Cup series. It will start on June 11, 2021 in Prague - Troja. After the September European Championship in Prague, a large international event returns to the artificial slalom course in Troja again under strict anti-epidemiological measures, but in a pre-Olympic mood.
This year's canoe slalom World Cup series will start in Prague's Troja in mid-June. Despite the difficult situation in the world, the competitors can compete in the first international races this weekend. There will be a ranking race in Solkan, Slovenia, on March 27-28, where kayaker Amálie Hilgertová, for example, is about to start.
Just a couple of months ago, when it was finally decided that the 2020 ECA European Canoe Slalom Championships goes to Prague, nobody had a clear vision and prediction how it was going to be organised in such difficult times. But also in these days, the organising committee in cooperation with volunteers and with huge support from all international fans managed the event well. For all these reasons, we would like to thank to all participants, sportsmen, organisers and first of all, the volunteers and the fans of this beautiful sport.
The last races of the 2020 ECA European Canoe Slalom Championships in Prague were the team competitions of women kayakers and men canoeists. Czech kayakers Kateřina Kudějová, Veronika Vojtová, Antonie Galušková won the European title. A great drama was offered in the race of canoeists. At first, it looked like the triumph of the Czech crew. After the arrival of the Slovenes, who were faster, the Czechs fell to the silver medal, but later an additional 50-second penalty was lit for the Slovenes. It disappeared again after a few minutes and, on the contrary, reappeared with the Czechs for badly passing of the gate 6. In the final ranking, the Czechs have an unpopular fourth place; the European champions are the team of Slovenia.
The last individual competition of the 2020 ECA European Championships in Prague was the C1 men final. The thrilling battle has brought the victory to the Slovenian experienced competitor Benjamin Savšek, who also managed to defend his title from last year. The Czech joy for the next medal double – silver Lukáš Rohan and bronze Václav Chaloupka. Rohan will also represent in Tokio 2021.