Canada Qualifies Women’s Slalom Kayak Entry for Tokyo 2020

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ON (November 1, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to confirm that Canada has qualified the women’s kayak entry for Tokyo 2020 following a reallocation process of eligible countries.

Canada finished as the 21st nation in the women’s kayak event at the 2019 ICF Slalom World Championships with Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) placing 40th overall. There were 18 country berths available at this event which meant that Canada would have to wait to confirm a ticket to Tokyo.

“The team just wrapped up a successful Test Event competition in Tokyo and the women’s K1 entry is a perfect way to end the 2019 season,” reflects CKC Senior High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “I am really proud of what our team has accomplished this season. Everyone is dedicated to the Tokyo project and on maximizing our performance with the available resources to achieve our goals.”

Team Canada has now confirmed three Olympic spots in the men’s slalom C1, K1 and women’s slalom K1 events with further opportunity to secure the women’s C1 entry at the 2020 Pan-Am Championships scheduled in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5, 2020.

To view Olympic quota allocations, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.


About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior,

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