Jessica Fox C1 Gold Spain 2019
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Paddle Australia’s Olympian Jessica Fox Remains Unbeaten in C1 Ahead of 2019 World Cup Season

Photo by Paddle Australia Jessica Fox (AUS) continues her unbeaten C1 run & sets an early mark at Pyrenees Cup in Spain ahead of the 2019 World Cup season. Austria’s Viktoria Wolffhardt earned the silver medal. France’s Lucie BAUDU grabbed bronze. https://paddle.org.au/2019/04/16/slalom-olympians-set-early-mark/ Pyrenees Cup 2 – La Seu d’Urgell (Spain) Women’s Canoe Finals RESULTS: http://canoeliveresults.com/event/2019/pyrenees-cup-2/?fbclid=IwAR0-diP77WUB3GVazVBhAGAX1NCJmT5RwWJzOF267ve_dKb_-lR5SGP3_7o […]

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Canoe Slalom Australian Open 2019 Wrap Up With Gold For Fox And Clarke

Via Paddle Australia – Read full article here. “Dual Olympic medallist and 2018 double World Champion Jessica Fox took home the win in the women’s C1 on Sunday, continuing her unbeaten run in the boat class she won five World Cups, the overall World Cup as well as World Championships gold in last year. This […]

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Australia’s Jess Fox quick to return to top form after break from slalom paddling

via AMANDA LULHAM, The Daily Telegraph February 16, 2019. Photo – The Daily Telegraph. Jessica Fox has raced for the first time since creating canoeing history at the world championships last year and has shown she is right on track for more milestones in the sport in 2019. On the weekend Fox contested her first […]

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Olympics & Gender Equality

This is our response to the New York Times article on Olympic Canoeing, which SportsceneTV published on July 17, 2017.   Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and Women “Winning” Misses the Boat The title of your [The New York Times] June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds More Women to Provide […]

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WomenCAN International Responds to New York Times on Olympic Canoeing & Gender Equality

Pam Boteler, President of WomenCAN International, responds to this New York Times article on Olympic Canoeing.  SportsceneTV published this response on July 17, 2017.   Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and Women “Winning” Misses the Boat The title of your [The New York Times] June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds […]

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Women in Canoe is Nothing New: Slalom Mixed (Gender) C2

Women in Canoe is Nothing NewPhoto of 1977 C2 (doubles canoe) MIXED World Champions – Marietta Gilman and Chuck Lyda (USA). We are working hard to dispel the myth that women just starting paddling canoes (single blade).  Women have paddled canoes for centuries (see our Myths/Facts page) but due to the lack of access to competitive events […]

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Women’s Canoe is Nothing New – 1921 Elizabeth Smith (USA)

Photo credit: Washington Canoe Club.  Photo enhancement courtesy of William Scott Miller. One of the many myths surrounding women’s participation in Olympic canoeing – or Canadian canoeing – is that our participation is a recent phenomenon.  “Recent”, as in the last 5, 10, even 20 years.  Here are a few facts and the first of […]

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IOC Approves 3 Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020

POSTED ON: JUNE 9TH, 2017 From the International Olympic Committee Press Release June 9, 2017 “TOKYO 2020 EVENT PROGRAMME TO SEE MAJOR BOOST FOR FEMALE PARTICIPATION, YOUTH AND URBAN APPEAL THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY APPROVED THE EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. THE DECISION MARKS A KEY MILESTONE […]

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International Olympic Committee approves 3 Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 / Gender Equal Program

International Olympic Committee approves 3 women’s canoe events for Tokyo 2020 – and a gender equal program!   (June 9, 2017, IOC Press Release, International Canoe Federation Press Release, Canoe Kayak Canada Press Release) The Sport of “Canoeing” debuted as an exhibition sport in the 1924 Olympics with 6 Sprint Canoe and Kayak events, for men only.  The sport became official […]