Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

Canoe slalom is held in a course on a running river. Each boat starts separately, and the objective is to pass through gates in a predetermined order. The boat with the best time and the least points deducted when passing through the gates wins. The discipline is classified into singles and doubles depending on the number of crew members. Each boat has two chances on the course, and the better of the two results is recorded.

 Saturday, 28th May - Sunday, 29th May 2022

 Naka River Wajiki Rhine <Naka Town, Tokushima>


(General Category)
EventGendarAge Categories
K1Men35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Women35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
C1men35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Women35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
C2Men35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Women35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Mixed35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
* The age of the youngest athlete shall apply to C2.


Athletes must be capable of self-rescue. (In official training, self-rescue should be used.)

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 35 (born on or before 31st December 1987)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31st December 2022.
For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31st December 2022, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.

Sport News

[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Canoe Marathon                          
Kumihama Bay Canoe Stadium
Tsuburo Lake Canoe Stadium
Naka River Wajiki Rhine
Onzui Lake Canoe Course
Dragon Boat                              
Biwako Motor Racing Course

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Naka River Wajiki Rhine

Location 178 Momae Matsunoki, Naka Town, Naka-Gun, Tokushima
Games Accreditation ◯ * Temporary Accreditation Venue (26 - 29 May) Sports Check-in
Access ・85 minutes by Shuttle bus from Tokushima Sta.
・68 minutes by car from Tokushima Expressway “Tokushima” Exit
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Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Friday, 27th May 2022, 13:00 - 16:00
 Saturday, 28th May 2022, 8:00 - 9:00
 Sunday, 29th May 2022, 8:00 - 8:30

 Inside the competition venue

 Life jackets will be inspected. The inspection will be conducted after the competition, but self-inspection can be conducted in advance.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Tokushima (Tokushima Clement Plaza)

Location 1 Terashimahonchonishi, Tokushima City, Tokushima
Access It is directly connected to JR Tokushima Station. Please use the entrance of Tokushima Station. I am planning. “Conference reception and Information center” is on the 5th floor of Tokushima Clement Plaza in Tokushima Station, and “Communication Area for player and Official goods shop' is on the 4th floor of the same plaza.
After the opening hours of the plaza (20:00-21:00), please take the elevator at Tokushima
Station to the 5th floor. During business hours (10:00-20:00), please use the “Tokushima
Station Premises Entrance”, “South Side Station Aisle Entrance” or “Elevator”.
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Naka-cho Wajiki B&G Marine Center

Location 170 Momae Matsunoki, Naka Town, Naka-Gun, Tokushima
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