CANOE/KAYAK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rio: Kozák, Carrington pick up multiple medals in women’s kayak sprints

Hungary’s Danuta Kozák has had a pretty solid week on the water in a kayak. She owned the 500m distance in kayak sprints, winning gold in singles and doubles this week in Rio. But New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington has also been making her mark in Rio, winning gold and bronze across two kayak sprint events this week as well. On Tuesday, Kozák won the doubles event in the 500m sprint...
Via Excelle Sports
August 18, 2016

Carrington, Queiroz out for more hardware on Day 12

New Zealands Lisa Carrington and Brazils Isaquias Queiroz both came away with Canoe/Kayak Sprint medals on Olympic Day 11. On Day 12, they will start the quest for more hardware. Alongside them, the rest of the fastest paddlers in the world will attempt to lock their spots into Thursdays final races. Mens Kayak Double 1000m The day will begin at 8am ET with heats in the mens K2 1000...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Casey Eichfeld storms through slalom gates in C1 semifinal

Casey Eichfeld ripped through the whitewater in his canoe single semifinal run on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports claim Olympic kayaker capsized after hitting underwater sofa

We may already have our strangest and most amusing story to come out of the Rio Olympic games. Paul Kelso, a journalist for Sky Sports in the UK, reported on Friday that an Olympic kayaker had capsized after hitting a submerged couch. No, really. The report, which immediately sparked the #kayaksofa hashtag on Twitter, was not corroborated by anyone else. Nevertheless, the organizers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

3-time Olympic champ Estanguet co-president for Paris 2024

PARIS (AP) Three-time Olympic canoeing champion Tony Estanguet will join Bernard Lapasset as co-president of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, placing a top athlete at the forefront of the campaign. Previous bids from Paris for the 2012 Games and from Annecy for the 2018 Winter Games were both unsuccessful, and were perceived to have fallen short because of excessive government...
Via Associated Press
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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