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Judging a Downstream Gate

The semi-finals and finals course at the 2011 Australian Canoe Slalom Open had a downstream gate Gate 21) as the final gate on the course. The gate was located below the bottom bridge at the Penrith Whitewater Course. The course was used for an invitation race too. This short video is shared as a practice for judges. The video was taken from the judge's position on the bottom bridge. It was an interesting gate to judge! You can download a high resolution copy of this video at this link. (Approximately 200Mb)

Judging Canoe Slalom Gates: Mangahao 2011

The 2011 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships are being held at the Mangahao Whitewater Park in New Zealand. The qualification course on Saturday had two sections of gates that challenged the paddlers and judges. Gates 3, 4, 5 and 6 offered a choice of direct negotiation of gates or a spin within the sequence. Here are some examples from the C1M class. Gates 9, 10, 11 and 12 provided similar challenges. Here are some examples from the K1W class.

Judging Canoe Slalom: 2009 Gates (Part Two)

This is a companion post to an earlier blog post about Judging Canoe Slalom. The video was filmed at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in July 2009 at the Selection Race for the World Championships. The gates used in the video comply with the ICF’s Canoe Slalom Competition Rules 2009 (see Sections 27-30 for information about Marking of the Gates (27), Negotiation (28), Penalties (29), and Signalling by the Judges (30)). The video is taken from a different perspective than the first video. The aim is to show the sequence of gates. There is no audio commentary or sound track in the...

Judging Canoe Slalom: 2009 Gates

This is a brief video to support the training of officials for gate judging in canoe slalom. The video was filmed at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in July 2009 at the Selection Race for the World Championships. The gates used in the video comply with the ICF's Canoe Slalom Competition Rules 2009 (see Sections 27-30 for information about Marking of the Gates (27), Negotiation (28), Penalties (29), and Signalling by the Judges (30)). There is no audio commentary in the video to enable any user to create their own voice over. There is a water sound track. The video has...