ATHENS, Greece – Olympic Canoe and Kayak events are getting started! Slalom paddler Chris Ennis will leave the start gate for his first event at 3:07am ET, Aug. 17. Rebecca Giddens paddles shortly thereafter at 4:00am ET.
Check www.usacanoekayak.org for updates and results as soon as they are available. We’ll update this Web site as well, but we’re not in Athens so it’ll be more delayed.
The competition schedule is given below – all times are Athens local times, which means the events are happening seven hours earlier on the East Coast, 10 hours earlier on the West Coast. To see what time it is in Athens, click here: www.worldtimeserver.com.
Chris Ennis (Bryson City, N.C.) – Tuesday, August 17, Men’s C-1 Canoe Single Heats, 10:07:30 -1st Run; 12:07:30 – 2nd Run; Wearing Bib Number 13
See a photo of Chris Ennis and Rebecca Giddens here: forums.canoekayak.com/photopost
Rebecca Giddens (Green Bay, Wis.) – Tuesday, August 17, Women’s K-1 Kayak Single Heats, 11:00 – 1st Run; 13:00 – 2nd Run; Wearing Bib Number 15
Joe Jacobi (Ducktown, Tenn.) and Matt Taylor (Atlanta, Ga.) – Thursday, August 19, Men’s C-2 Canoe Double Heats, 10:20 – 1st Run; 12:20 – 2nd Run; Wearing Bib Number 4
Scott Parsons (Sylvania, Ohio) – Thursday, August 19, Men’s K-1 Kayak Single Heats, 10:55 – 1st Run; 12:55 – 2nd Run; Wearing Bib Number 19
Brett Heyl (Norwich, Vt.) – Thursday, August 19, Men’s K-1 Kayak Single Heats, 10:57:30 – 1st Run; 12:57:30 – 2nd Run; Wearing Bib Number 18
Semifinals and finals for men’s C-1 and women’s K-1 will take place on Wednesday, August 18. For men’s K-1 and C-2, semifinal and final races will be held Friday, August 20.