OLYMPIC GAMES, PARIS 2024

Your Kayak/Canoe TV Guide. Provided by Lane Cove River Kayakers, prepared by Justin Paine

KAYAK/CANOE PROGRAM

The kayak/canoe events at the Paris Olympic Games will be held in the morning and afternoon local
time. Paris is 8 hours behind Sydney time, so that means we will be able to watch the events on TV
in the evenings of the same day. There will be two separate programs: slalom and sprint. Australia has strong medal chances in both. They will be held at the new Vaires-sur-Marine Nautical Stadium which is 36km east of Paris.

SLALOM
Slalom will be first and will be held from Saturday July 27 to Monday Aug 5. It will be late night TV viewing, mostly starting at 11pm and going through to as late as 2am.

The opening event, the men’s C1 slalom, will start at 11pm Sydney time on July 27. Australia will be represented by Tristan Carter. This will be followed at 11.50pm by the first run heats of the eagerly awaited women’s K1 slalom, which will feature Australia’s hot medal favourite Jess Fox.

Second run heats, semifinals and fina1s for these events will follow over the next two days.

Jess Fox will start her second event, the women’s C1, at 11pm on Tuesday July 30. She will be followed by Australia’s other slalom representative, Tim Anderson, who will make his Olympic debut in the first run heats of the men’s K1 at midnight. Second run heats, semis and finals will be run over the next two days Times for second run heats and finals are contained in the full program.

Starting on Friday Aug 2 and going through to Monday Aug 5 will be a new Olympic event – kayak cross, also known as extreme kayak.
Australia will be represented by Noemie Fox in her Olympic debut. Her event starts with a time trial at 11.30pm on Friday Aug 2 to determine seedings and starting positions.

Noemie Fox

Kayak cross originated in 2015. Four competitors are launched off a 2m+-high ramp and race each other down the surging waters of the slalom course. There are men’s and women’s races. It’s an exciting free-for-all, argy-bargy contest in which competitors are frequently capsized. They can bang into other boats and push them off line with their paddles. Competitors must do an eskimo roll before the finish line. Watch the final of the 2023 men’s kayak cross world championship at this link.


SPRINT
The kayak and canoe sprints will be held from Tuesday Aug 6 to Saturday Aug 10. TV viewing times will be much earlier than for the slalom – from 5.30pm to 9.30 or 10.30pm. Australia’s K4 men’s 500m crew –Riley Fitzsimons, Pierre van der Westhuyzen, Noah Havard and
Jackson Collins – will be in the opening event, with the heats starting at 5.30pm Sydney time.

They will be followed at 6pm by the heats of the women’s K4 500m. Australia’s strong crew of Ella Beere, Aly Bull, Ally Clarke and Yale
Steinepries
are a big medal chance.

At 7.30pm Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen in the heats of the men’s K2 500m begin their defence of the Olympic title they won in Tokyo. This time it’s over a shorter distance, reduced from 1000m in Tokyo to 500m in Paris.

The next day, Wednesday Aug 7, the remaining member of the Australian team, Alyce Wood, will race in the heats of the women’s K1 500m at 5.30pm. In the following event, at 6.40pm, Tom Green will contest the heats of his second event, the men’s K1 1000m.

Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals for all these events will be held over the next three days, concluding on Saturday Aug 10.

The full kayak/canoe program below AEST:

SLALOM
Saturday July 27
23:00 Men’s Canoe Single Heats 1st Run (Tristan Carter)
23:50 Women’s Kayak Single Heats 1st Run (Jess Fox)
01:10 Sunday Men’s Canoe Single Heats 2nd Run
02:00 Sunday Women’s Kayak Single Heats 2nd Run
Sunday July 28
23:30 Women’s Kayak Single Semifinal
01:45 Monday Women’s Kayak Single Final
Monday July 29
23:30 Men’s Canoe Single Semifinal
01:20 Tuesday Men’s Canoe Single Final
Tuesday July 30
23:00 Women’s Canoe Single Heats 1st Run (Jess Fox)
24:00 Men’s Kayak Single Heats 1st Run (Tim Anderson)
01:10 Wednesday Women’s Canoe Single Heats 2nd Run
02:10 Wednesday Men’s Kayak Single Heats 2nd Run
Wednesday July 31
23:30 Women’s Canoe Single Semifinal
23:25 Thursday Women’s Canoe Single Final
Thursday Aug 1
23:30Men’s Kayak Single Semifinal
01:30 Friday Men’s Kayak Single Final
Friday Aug 2
23:30 Women’s Kayak Cross Time Trial (Noemie Fox)
00:40 Saturday Men’s Kayak Cross Time Trial
Saturday Aug 3
23:30 Women’s Kayak Cross Round 1
00:40 Sunday Men’s Kayak Cross Round 1
02:05 Sunday Women’s Kayak Cross Repechage
02:45 Sunday Men’s Kayak Cross Repechage
Sunday Aug 4
23:30 Men’s Kayak Cross Heats
00:45 Monday Women’s Kayak Cross Heats
Monday Aug 5
23:30 Women’s Kayak Cross Quarterfinal 15:52
23.52 Men’s Kayak Cross Quarterfinal
00:15 Tuesday Women’s Kayak Cross Semifinal
00:28 Tuesday Men’s Kayak Cross Semifinal
00:43 Tuesday Women’s Kayak Cross Small Final
00:48 Tuesday Men’s Kayak Cross Small Final
00:55 Tuesday Women’s Kayak Cross Final
01:00 Tuesday Men’s Kayak Cross Final


SPRINT
Tuesday Aug 6
17:30 Men’s Kayak Four 500m Heats (Riley Fitzsimons, Pierre van der Westhuyzen, Noah Havard,
Jackson Collins)

18:00 Women’s Kayak Four 500m Heats (Ella Beere, Aly Bull, Ally Clarke, Yale Steinepries)
18:30 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Heats
19:00 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Heats
19:30 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Heats (Tom Green, Jean van der Westhuyzen)
20:10 Women’s Kayak Double 500m Heats
21:10 Men’s Kayak Four 500m Quarterfinals
21:20 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Quarterfinals
21:50 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Quarterfinals
22:10 Women’s Kayak Double 500m Quarterfinals
22:30 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Quarterfinals
Wednesday Aug 7
17:30 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Heats (Alyce Wood)
18:40 Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Heats (Tom Green)
19:40 Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Heats
21:30 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Quarterfinals
00:40 Thursday Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Quarterfinals
Thursday Aug 8
18:30 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Heats
19:20 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Semifinal 1
19:30 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Semifinal 2
19:40 Women’s Kayak Four 500m Semifinal 1
19:50 Men’s Kayak Four 500m Semifinal 1
20:00 Men’s Kayak Four 500m Semifinal 2
20:40 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Quarterfinals
21:20 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Final B
21:30 Men’s Canoe Double 500m Final A
21:40 Women’s Kayak Four 500m Final A
21:50 Men’s Kayak Four 500m Final A
Friday Aug 9
18:30 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Semifinal 1
18:40 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Semifinal 2
18:50 Women’s Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 1
19:00 Women’s Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 2
19:10 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 1
19:20 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 2
19:30 Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Semifinal 1
19:40 Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Semifinal 2
20:40 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Final B
20:50 Women’s Canoe Double 500m Final A
21:00 Women’s Kayak Double 500m Final B
21:20 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Final B
21:30 Men’s Kayak Double 500m Final A
21:40 Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Final B
21:50 Men’s Canoe Single 1000m Final A
Saturday Aug 10
18:30 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Semifinal 1
18:40 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Semifinal 2
18:50 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Semifinal 3
19:00 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Semifinal 4
19:10 Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Semifinal 1
19:20 Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Semifinal 2
19:40 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Semifinal 1
19:50 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Semifinal 2
20:40 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Final C
20:50 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Final B
21:00 Women’s Kayak Single 500m Final A
21:10 Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final B
21.20 Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A
21:40 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Final B
21:50 Women’s Canoe Single 200m Final A

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