2020 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4
18 - 20 Sep 2020
Rio 2016 was the most successful Olympics of the modern era for Team GB and it was the finest performance at any Games for British Canoeing (Slalom & Sprint) with 4 medals: 2 Gold & 2 Silver & 5 medals in Paracanoe. In canoe slalom GBR finished joint top (with Slovakia) in the Olympic medal table. The bar has been raised significantly for Olympic sport in this country and the competition for funding is fiercer than it has ever been.
At the 2019 senior Team selection series there will be less than 500 days until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are over. 2019 represents focusing in on performance delivery both in qualification of Olympic boat quota places for GBR but in narrowing down the selection process in a fair, objective and transparent process that enables athletes selected to the Olympic Games the best opportunity to prepare for the event.
The strategy followed has been determined by reference to the proposed ICF Olympic qualification process for the Tokyo Olympic Games (to be ratified by IOC in 2018) to ensure the maximum boat quotas are qualified, that we are the best prepared team for Tokyo and that the Olympic team is selected based upon profiling a championship performer not just a domestic performer. The process for Olympic selection will start at 2019 Senior Team selection. The key goals for 2019 & 2020 are: o To qualify the maximum GBR Olympic boat quota places at the 2019 World Championships. o To be the No 1 Canoe Slalom Nation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games o 2 boats per event making finals at Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships by 2019 o To be the No 1 nation on the individual medal tables at the world championships in U18, U23 and Senior by 2024