Morbihan – Canoe-Kayak. France wants to perform collectively. Sport

The slalom season is on! The first events of the season are the European Championships, which are held in Liptovsky – Mikulas (Slovakia). A total of 13 sailors have been selected to take part in this first competition of the year. The main objective for Rémi Gaspard, performance director of the French Canoe-Kayak Federation (FFCK) also in charge of slalom is “to bring France to the best possible rank in the ranking of nations”. The tricolors, on the other hand, have no quantified objectives in terms of medals. “We don’t work that way. It’s too pretentious to say that we want gold medals in every event. The goal is podiums and medals. It goes through the density of athletes that we can place in the finals. »

The Worlds in high point

Les Bleus will be able to count on leaders such as Denis Gargaud-Chenut, Olympic champion in 2016 and defending champion on the continental scene, Nicolas Gestin, holder of numerous medals in the youth categories. “In each category we have athletes who are committed to winning the medal”, continues Gaspard. The tricolor contingent could therefore return to France with their bags full.

Be that as it may, these Europes are not necessarily the objective of the season. It is simply an appetizer. “The success will be greater at the world championships in Augsburg. To know if the season is successful, we will take stock after the worlds. »

Those selected:

– Men’s Kayak: Titouan CASTRYCK (Cesson Sévigné CK the Flying Fish), Malo QUEMENEUR (Club MJC St Brieuc CK)

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– Ladies Kayak: Camille PRIGENT (Rennes Kayak Club), Emma VUITTON (Muret Olympique CK), Romane PRIGENT (Pau CK University Club)

– Men’s Canoe: Denis GARGAUD (Marseille Mazargues CK), Nicolas GESTIN (CK de Quimperlé), Mewen DEBLIQUY (Cesson Sévigné CK the Flying Fish)

– Ladies Canoe: Lucie BAUDU (USM Saran CK), Marjorie DELASSUS (Pau CK University Club), Laurène ROISIN (CK Toulousain)

– Men’s Extreme Slalom (CSLX Men): Boris NEVEU (ALCK Bagnères de Bigorre), Titouan CASTRYCK (Cesson Sévigné CK les Poissons Volants), Théo DESVIGNES (Angoulême CK)

– Women’s Extreme Slalom (CSLX Ladies): Camille PRIGENT (Rennes Kayak Club), Emma VUITTON (Muret Olympique CK), Marjorie DELASSUS (Pau CK University Club)

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