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2012 Olympic, National and Paracanoe team trials: Schedule of events

Schedule for Olympic, National and Paracanoe Team Trials on Oklahoma River Friday and Saturday
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 19, 2012


When: Friday and Saturday

Where: Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River

Admission: Free

2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Canoe/Kayak

The United States has qualified two slots for flatwater canoe/kayak — one in the women's 500 meter single kayak and one in the men's 200 meter single kayak. Two-time Olympian Carrie Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and 2011 Pan American Games bronze medalist Ryan Dolan of Kailua, Hawaii, can each earn a birth to the 2012 Olympic Games in London with a win in their events on the Oklahoma River.

2012 National Team Trials

National team trials events include both canoe races (athletes use a single-bladed paddle and kneel in a boat) and kayak races (athletes use a double bladed paddle and sit in a boat).

Athletes selected from these events will represent the United States in the 2012 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup races in May and June in Europe.

2012 Paracanoe National Team Trials

This year marks the beginning of the four-year cycle for Paracanoe, which becomes a Paralympic sport at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Paracanoe events are all 200 meters in length and include men's and women's single kayak events in three categories — legs, trunk and arms; trunk and arms; and arms only.

In addition, men's and women's single canoe events will be held in which athletes use a single-bladed paddle and sit on top of a canoe that has an outrigger attached for stability.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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