2020 ICF CANOE SLALOM RANKING RACE SOLKAN
21 - 22 Mar 2020
British canoe slalom paddler Eilidh Gibson has won the Social Impact Award at the UK Sport PLx Conference in Manchester for the Slalom Inspires programme she started in 2018.
Eilidh Gibson suffered a shoulder injury in 2018 which has denied her a chance for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, so she channelled her passion for the sport into the Slalom Inspires project.
She wished to inspire girls who were already in the sport, to nurture their talents and fall in love with the canoe slalom, whatever their personal dream or aspiration. More than 60 girls attended the first event in November 2018 with many returning in 2019 for three regional events held in Scotland, England and Wales and a second national event held at Lee Valley.