Tomorrow the canoe slalom European Championships will start in Pau, a small town in the French Pyrenees. The relatively unknown sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1992 and is very popular in countries like Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany and Slovenia. Telmo Olazabal (25) is a Spanish athlete who didn’t qualify for the national team and got hired by Dutch athlete Martina Wegman as her coach. He has lived in Pau and knows the white water venue really well. So what does he think is going to happen this weekend? He talks about his expectations surrounding the favorites in the K1 (kayak) categories and the atmosphere this weekend.
So who are the favorites? You can read more about Telmo’s picks below.