2015 ICF World Championships Slalom
 
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CZ J. PRSKAVEC
PL M. POLACZYK
US M. SMOLEN
K1W
CZ K. KUDEJOVA
DE R. FUNK
DE M. PFEIFER
C1M
GB D. FLORENCE
SI B. SAVSEK
GB R. WESTLEY
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AU J. FOX
CZ K. HOSKOVA
ES N. VILARRUBLA
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DE ANTON/BENZIEN
FR PICCO/BISO
FR KLAUSS/PECHE

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44 results for 'performance'

  1. Elements for a solution to doping in the Olympics and paddlesports

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    As we have seen, doping is a serious problem in Olympic sports including Canoe/Kayak. It’s also becoming clear that the following are the basic elements for any solution to the problem:

  2. Doping problem in canoe/kayak worse than reported

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    The doping problem in sports generally and in canoe/kayak specifically is worse than reported in my Sportscene tv piece of June 1. More athletes and entire federations, including the Romanian canoe/kayak federation, have now been banned from international competition because of doping.

  3. Can we ever eliminate doping in (paddle)sports or “No Dope, No Hope”?

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    Doping threatens to destroy the integrity of competitive sports, including paddlesports. It seems like every day some new athlete gets sanctioned for doping. Some are even sanctioned retroactively for doping years ago. Whole teams are being banned from the Olympics.

  4. Brain doping - the newest weapon in the quest for athletic performance

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    Let's face it - doping has sadly become the main issue facing sport. Almost every day we are bombarded by news of doping scandals at all levels. Athletes, federations, and clubs are under constant scrutiny and it's becoming more and more difficult for the media to enjoy doing our work.

  5. Training - Why do we do what we do?

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    Why as coaches do we look to these extraordinary athletes and assume that because they do a certain exercise that this exercise is good for our 99% of ordinary athletes?

  6. How does surface finish effect boat speed and performance in kayaks?

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    Which boat finish is best at giving you that extra bit of free speed is an age old discussion; but what really works? And is it really worth the effort?

  7. Simple nutrition tips and tricks

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    Diet. It’s all rather confusing isn’t it? There’s so much conflicting advice out there. High carb or low carb? Red meat or no red meat? Gluten or gluten free? To a large extent it depends on your personal goals, whether you’re an avid athlete training for greatness or someone who just want to keep healthy.

  8. To be the best you have to train with the best

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    Gold Coast paddler Jordan Wood leads a younger brigade of 1000 metre kayakers that have emerged throughout the Australian ranks in reason seasons.

  9. 10 top tips for recovery after training

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    Training hard is great, and necessary to improve your paddling to a good level but its not the only thing you need to get dialled in. You need to be able to recover from the sessions you do, then you’ll come back stronger and fitter and able to train even more. We’ve compiled a top tips list of the key things to consider.

  10. How To Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets Of Navy SEALs And Olympians

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    Here’s what Olympic athletes and Navy SEALs both do to be the best and achieve mental toughness.

  11. Performance Measurement Technology - Which Device Will Help You Paddle Faster?

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    The recent influx of performance measurement technology over the last decade is fantastic news for paddlers - knowledge is power as they say, and the more you know about how you’re performing, the more you can do to improve your results.

  12. Is Parental Pressure Always Harmful?

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    One of the greatest personal dilemmas that interferes with optimal performance and negates an athlete’s true potential in their sport is performance anxiety.

  13. How to find satisfaction as an athlete, regardless of the outcome

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    I wrote the following essay as a way to organize my thoughts about my current state as an amateur athlete. I've been on and off the Canadian national canoe team for 7 years, but have yet to really break through to the top. Through much reflection I’ve managed to put down some things I’ve learnt about myself as athlete and a person. I’m hoping that others will find this useful.

  14. Faster, stronger, quicker – deliberate practice

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    It is, as every athlete is crucially aware his or her physical Training that has the greatest degree of net positive effect on performance. Which is precisely why, day in day out, rain or shine the elite athlete is committed to and dedicated to his or training regimen. It is the biggest influenceable variable on performance outcome.

  15. Stay motivated - Preventing burnout and staying fresh

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    Motivation is a key component in all the paddling disciplines, and the most successful paddlers demonstrate Mastery Motivation – the attitude, determination and commitment to achieve mastery over yourself, your competitors and your environment by performing to the best of your own ability.

  16. Crash & Learn: The Most Important Life Rule In One Beautiful Short

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    This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life.

  17. Ronald Rauhe criticizes German canoe association

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    Ronald Rauhe, the 13 times sprint world champion blamed the German canoe association for the historical debacle at the sprint world championships in Moscow.

  18. “Paddle in the Park” with KayakPro – São Paulo Style

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    Currently excitement and infatuation has been engulfing Brazil due to the FIFA World Cup, yet the tropical Portuguese-speaking country is home to another notable sports scene – canoeing and “The Paddle in the Park”.

  19. The 3 types of mental training for paddlesports

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    Not all your training has to be on the water or in the gym. In fact you can add a powerful dimension to your performance by including short mental training sessions that will develop your psychological strengths of mastery motivation, decision-making and execution.

  20. Spankin it: yoga for kayakers with Adriene Levknecht - Part I

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    During the winter, I have been trying to stay warm and in shape by doing loads of yoga. I am going to do a series on some of the best poses that I have fallen in love with and also some health benefits of the poses. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not just sitting a room with a bunch of hippies who chant "Om" for hours. There are multiple different types of yoga and one type may not work for you but another one will.

  21. Not making the team - Mark Proctor moves on

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    I can normally write at any given moment, but it’s taken me nearly 6 weeks to actually sit down and want to write this article.

  22. Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

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    When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way.

  23. Life, like sport, is unfair. But you do have a choice.

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    In my biography on my website, I wrote that the number one thing I learned from racing was: life is not always fair, but fairness does not have to control your ability to be happy or your ability to succeed.

  24. Training for the Olympics, is it worth it?

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    I had a close friend ask me the other day – “Is it worth it?” I knew immediately what she was referring to even though she didn’t define it. She was asking, was it worth training for the Olympics even though you didn’t make it.

  25. Sprint Canoe Drills: It’s a Balancing Act!

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    As canoeists, we can all remember our first time trying out a sprint canoe. Steadying yourself against the dock, paddle in hand, pushing off gingerly (perhaps with the help of someone else holding on to the stern of the boat) and slapping the water repeatedly with your blade. SPLASH! Into the water again. It’s a familiar cycle: push off, fall in, climb up, repeat.

  26. Is music a ‘legal drug’ that improves performance?

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    In a Times Online article, Dr Costas Karageorghis calls music sport’s “legal drug”, capable of reducing an athlete’s perception of effort by 10 per cent while increasing performance by 20 per cent.

  27. Three interesting ways to race faster in 2014

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    In 2013 we published numerous articles that discussed performance in sport from different angles. Some were more unconventional than others. Below three unusual ways to race faster in 2014 but, believe it or not, still do have a scientific basis.

  28. Sex wins - sex before sport has its benefits

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    Latest research into the effect sex has on sports performance suggests that as long as the interaction occurs 10 to 12 hours before the athlete takes to the field, it makes little to no difference to the athlete’s output.

  29. Adopting a High Performance Attitude

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    Everyone knows about Mohammed Ali, one of the most vocal and successful boxers of all time. He came across as pretty arrogant and over-confident, but the one thing we can't deny is that he was the greatest when it came to self belief. He talked the talk, and walked the walk, but most importantly, he also did the work, which allowed him to totally believe in his ability to beat his competitors.

  30. “Under pressure I can see things very clear”

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    Feeling nervous before a race or running a big drop is natural. It’s your body’s response to a dangerous situation. The danger comes from a risk to self-esteem (“what if I mess up in front of everyone”) or from the physical risk (“what if I land flat and break my back?”). But why is it that nerves sometimes interfere with a good performance, and at other times they help us “see things very clear” like Roger Federer?

  31. 10 Physical Habits of the Best (Female) Athletes

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    In my capacity as a Peak Performance Coach, I have had the great pleasure to work with some of the world’s top female athletes. Some of the athletes I coach are world champions, some are college scholarship athletes and some are high school phenoms-in-the-making.

  32. Sports business and psychology experts Performance1 on-board

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    Coaching leaders and teams in the art of success, Performance1 confirms their relationship with Sportscene.

  33. How to deal with doubt and making major decisions

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    Decisions, decisions. Competitors are faced with choices all the time. Do I respond to the unexpected challenger in the next lane or stick to my race plan in a 1000 m race? Which line do I take on this upstream gate? What races should I do this season? Should I work with a new coach? Do I retire or keep going for another season?

  34. USA Canoe-Kayak seeks high performance boss

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    Another great opportunity for top coaches everywhere: USA Canoe-Kayak is looking for a sprint high performance manager. Responsible for delivering the organisation’s high performance plan, it’s based at Oklahoma City.

  35. The art of performance: act powerfully, relate well, think straight

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    I’ve learned that the most successful athletes in any discipline are the ones who have learned how to master their performance – and this involves far more than what happens on the water.

  36. Scott Logan to lead CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Program

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    CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Logan as its new High Performance Director. Logan comes to this position with an impressive resume of leadership experience in sport, government and the corporate sector.

  37. Re-Building your confidence

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    Everyone knows that whitewater kayaking depends on your ability to stay confident. But a single bad experience can shatter this state of mind. The pain of an injury is a constant reminder that you made a mistake on the river, and injury can create a psychological challenge all its own.

  38. Dealing with failure

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    If there is one certainty in sport, it’s that everyone, no matter how good they are, will at some time fail and face disappointment. The important question is then, how do you respond to failure?

  39. Getting ready to race – the importance of a mental warm up

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    Every competitor knows that it’s necessary to warm-up before a race. But how many pay as much attention to their mental warm-up as they do to stretching their body, loosening their muscles and increasing their heart rate?

  40. How to prepare for your first Olympics?

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    The 2016 Games are approaching fast, and the next few months will be critical for athletes. I want to talk about some of the challenges that first time Olympians will face in Rio – and offer some reminders for those who have competed at the Games before.

  41. Olympic Gold begins with good genes, experts say

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    "A person who has great dedication, motivation, and excellent training will not rise to the world-class level unless he or she has inherited a supercharged physiological system for the sport."

  42. How to prepare for your first international race?

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    Question athlete: This is my first year of competing internationally – what do I need to do differently to prepare for race day?

  43. The art of performance: Sportscene & Performance1

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    Many athletes and coaches asked Sportscene to publish more articles about sports psychology and (mental) coaching. We are happy and grateful to announce our collaboration with Performance1.

  44. How to reproduce a good performance during an important race

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    Question: During training sessions I perform well and feel confident. How do I reproduce this during an important race?