As another fantastic season draws to a close, it is once again time to come together and celebrate the year’s exceptional achievement in paddlesports!
The consolidated results of both the Public and Academy vote for the 2017 World Paddle Awards.
Peter Kauzer is one of the most accomplished Slalom paddlers on the international circuit, having won a medal at every major championship.
Hank McGregor is one of the most dominating canoe marathon paddlers of all time. His passion for paddling and commitment to ensuring the development of the sport in his home country of South Africa and beyond make him a deserving winner of the 2017 Academy Award.
Winning the 2017 Foundation Award at the World Paddle Awards overnight for his outstanding commitment to wildwater kayaking, Dennis’ passion, love and commitment to the sport is unparalleled.
After dedicating over 45 years of his life to paddlesports and the development of athletes in Denmark, Finn Larsen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the World Paddle Awards ceremony last night.
With over 500 Whitewater athletes from 65 nations in attendance, the 2017 ICF Canoe World Championships in Pau was the first Slalom, Wildwater and Extreme Slalom combined event in history.
In previous editions of the World Paddle Awards (2014-2016) there have been several nominees from the Czech Republic but she is the first Czech finalist to win an award.
With paddling in her blood and journalism being her passion, her knowledge and love for the sport make her news articles and productions so informative and personal.
The World Paddle Awards took place last night at a gala dinner in Silkeborg, Denmark, attended by many of the sport’s Olympic and World Championship medal-winners and scores of canoesport fans from around the world.