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The Coupe de France National 1 kayak slalom will bring together the best French athletes in the discipline this weekend at the Rebech whitewater stadium in Foix. Approximately one hundred and fifty competitors are expected.

After the first two rounds, which took place in Pau in Pyrénées-Atlantiques and in Lannion, a town in the province of Côtes-d’Armor, it’s the city’s turn to host the third round of the Coupe de this weekend. France National 1 slalom kayak. The event is organized by the Foix canoe-kayak white water club.

This competition will bring together, at Whitewater Rebeach, approximately one hundred and fifty boats, of all sizes for the French high tiers. Only members of the senior French men’s and women’s team, selected for the preparatory session for the European Championships that will take place from May 26-29 in Mikulas, Slovakia, will be absent.

In spite of everything, Philippe Calmette, Vice President of Fuxéen and in charge of the sporting side, expects competition at a very high level.

The Council of Queens and Kings

Among the headlines in question, we find first the Ardéchoise Coline Charel. Licensed to the Vallon plein air tournament, she was named the U-23 world champion in kayaking, in 2021, during the World Championships in Ljubljana-Taken in Slovenia. Cédric Joly, a boat driver from FC Brocéliande, has been announced as a start. He won the gold medal as the world’s top single-seat slalom champion in 2019. He also won the junior world championship twice in 2012 and 2013. Marie Zélia Lafon, Urzinian who was crowned French champion multiple times in kayak slalom and twice Olympic participation, Rio in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020, you will paddle in the Areej Basin.

Two races in the program for this event are organized as follows: Friday 20 May Training; Saturday, May 21 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Qualifying round, 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Finals; Sunday, May 22 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Qualifying round, 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Final stages. A ranking is placed at the end of each race and the winner will be the one with the fewest points in the total of the two races.

Thus the regularity of each rider is respected. At the end of these two days, four platforms will be organized for the reward in each discipline (boat and boat by gender). The announcement of the results and awarding of prizes will take place around 4 pm.

forty volunteers

In connection with the organization, forty volunteers have been working for months, in order to welcome in the best conditions the athletes, the judges (about two dozen from the southwest of France) and of course the numerous audience expected on the banks of the Arijs to participate in this extraordinary event that must take place in perfect weather conditions. Note that the Foix Canoe-Kayak Eau Vive Club has been awarded the organizations green label, ensuring that the environment is respected no matter what.

The club would like to warmly thank the Foix City Council for the technical part, all the communities for their financial assistance and EDF GEH Aude-Ariège who agreed to organize the flow of Ariège during the competition.

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The National: A matter of level, not age

Accessible to National 1, all competitors are from the three categories found in the canoe and kayak majors: U15 students and juniors, U18 students and juniors, and of course, seniors. Since age is not an obstacle, the choice is made in relation to the level attained by the athletes and is based on results obtained during previous national or regional competitions. At the end of each season, a number of points is determined by the federation authorities, which will serve as a selection criterion for maintaining athletes at national level 1. This pattern of classification for the specialty, explains the fact that all competitors today find themselves in a single world ranking. Thus, the motivation of the younger can compensate for the experience of the older one. Great way to give everyone a chance!

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