The run in to the Rio Olympics begins. We expect many more paddlers around the globe will be able to say Qualified for Rio in the Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe.
I will be providing commentary on Twitter through @PlanetCanoe on behalf of the International Canoe Federation (ICF). We have World Cup races between now and Rio in all three olympic events.
The first season preview post is Slalom set for season long Olympic showdown
In canoe slalom we know about 10 of the athletes who have so far qualified for Rio, among them is 3 x World Champion and 2 x Olympic silver medallist David Florence (GBR). Here is a recently posted video blog from David.
This is a very exciting season for me following the success of this blog during the London Olympics. That brought opportunities to write more than 50 posts for Sportscene.tv over the next 3 years, become a finalist at the World Paddle Awards and now as a reporter on behalf of Planet Canoe for the ICF. I am preparing a new canoe slalom blog series in July & August.
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Photos courtesy of Aidan Williams taken during the Oceania Championships 2016