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Tehran to Host 2021 Asian Canoeing Championships

Azadi Lake in Tehran will host the event.Azadi Lake in Tehran will host the event.

Asian Canoeing Confederation board of directors has selected Iran to host the 2021 Asian Canoeing Championships.

The board meeting was held on Saturday in Shanghai. According to its decisions, the canoe sprint field will have 12 fields and whitewater slalom or canoe slalom will be held in 4 fields, IRNA reported.

Canoe sprint or flat water racing is a sport in which athletes race canoes or kayaks on calm water while canoe slalom is a competitive sport with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.

Race categories vary depending on the number of athletes in the boat, the length of the course, and whether the boat is a canoe or kayak.

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