2021 ICF Canoe Slalom Worldcup #2



to the World Cup of the worlds best slalom canoeists

The city of Markkleeberg is happy and proud to host once again, despite the currently adverse circumstances – the corona pandemic still weighs on each of us – one of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups. From 17th to 20th of June 2021 the best paddlers from all over the world will ride a slalom course in Germany – in Markkleeberg. We will be glad to see many adrenalin filled races of speed and skill.

Only the best can tackle the tides, dodge the obstacles, and speed through up to 23 gates in a race against the clock. In addition to current Olympic candidates a large number of athletes, who won and competed in Olympic Games, World and European Championships.

Around 230 athletes from 40 nations are glad to start once more in Markkleeberg and the German National team is always dedicated to enter the course of the 2015 European Championships. But this always enthusiastic audience is exactly what our team and also all the others will be missing this year. Unfortunately spectators are still not allowed to attend.

President of german canoe federation
Thomas Konietzko

The host “Leipziger Kanu Club” under the experienced guidance of Frithjof Bergner and Christoph Kirsten guarantees together with his long time approved staff an excellent organised event. Although it remains however again and again a great challenge to organize an ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Germany.

My first gratitude does not only apply to the mentioned persons but also particularly to more than 150 volunteers, who were committed to prepare best preconditions for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Final in the last months and especially in last weeks.
Special thanks to the persons in charge of the City of Markkleeberg as well as to the patrons and sponsors, whose support makes this highlight finally possible.
I wish that all competitions of the Canoe Slalom World Cup will flow smoothly with good water and weather conditions. I keep my fingers crossed for all participants that, despite all the turbulence of the last few months, they will be able to demonstrate their best possible per-formance at this last test in front of the last year’s postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo once again.

Thomas Konietzko