October 18, 2019 Issue

In Focus

Choppy Waters

La Seu d’Urgell, Spain Choppy Waters Germany’s Florian Breuer competes during the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships on September 26. The sport, which began in Switzerland in 1933 as a summer alternative to slalom skiing, involves navigating through a mix of upstream and downstream gates in whitewater rapids. The boats are smaller and lighter than canoe sprint boats in order to be maneuvered more quickly.
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