National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship Debuts in Karnataka

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National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship

Karnataka is set to host the National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship for the first time, from June 19 to June 21. This landmark event promises to elevate India’s sports scene by providing athletes with a platform to shine on international stages, especially with Kayak Cross included in the upcoming Paris Olympics.

All you need to know about the National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship

The championship is organized by the Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association (IKCA) and the Kayaking and Canoeing Association of Karnataka (KCAC). The event will take place at the Kali River in Ganeshgudi, Aveda village, Joida taluk.

The championship includes the 12th Senior and 11th Junior National Canoe Slalom and the 2nd National Kayak Cross competitions. The inclusion of Kayak Cross in the Paris Olympics underscores the importance of this event.

National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship
National Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Championship

This competition promises to boost the sport’s profile in India. Karnataka’s Dhanalakshmi, a national medalist, exemplifies the kind of talent the championship can nurture. With 27 athletes representing Karnataka and about 80-100 participants from 10 states, the event will reinforce Kali River’s status as an ideal training ground for both national and international competitions.

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