I’ve added some new pages to the „German part“ of this website: biographies (= historical results) of the current german national teams. This is some additional information to the biographies on the team website.
www.canoeslalom.net is an archive website for canoe slalom results from all over the world and I’d like to say „thank you“ to all the people, organizations and companies who are sending me result lists or who are publishing result lists on their websites. These websites are a major source for my archive.
Some of these well known websites are:
Armin Kießlich from Spremberg sent me some result lists of the World Championships from 1959 to 1975 – thanks!
The World Championships which are still missing in my archive are 1949 to 1957, 1971 and 1977.
Armin Kießlich (firstname.lastname@example.org) has got a lot more result lists, bulletins etc. from competitions in the 1960s and 1970s. Feel free to contact him when you are looking for something special.
Vlady Danis did a great job: He created profiles for all world championships participants on the english Wikipedia.
Of course, he found errors in my data, too – Thanks for all the corrections!
It took me less than 2 weeks to scan all the documents from the German Canoe Federation. Yeah! OK, there were duplicates in the boxes and folders and startlists and other stuff I don’t need for the website. And, of course, I’ve got a lot of the result lists, which they have, too.
Overall, there are about 200 „new“ resultlists on the website. The oldest one is from the World Championships 1963 at Spittal/AUT.
Beside scanning all the paper, I did some cleanup of my data.
Now, the database (and most of it is on the website) consists of
– 1799 result lists
– more than 91.000 result records
– of more than 11.000 athletes
– and about 1.100 competitions
Last week I visited the office of the German Canoe Federation (DKV) at Duisburg and took a look at the archive of the DKV. I found of a lot of folders and boxes with historical result lists:
I took them all with me and will scan them all and publish them on my website in the (near?) future.
At the moment I’m working on a google-based search function for the archive. So you can enter a name of an athlete and you will see all the results.
Unfortunately, there are some issues at the moment and it can happen that the result list is empty. But I’m working on it … 🙂
Thanks to Wilfried Denniger I could correct some data on the German Championships back in the 1940s to 1970s, like adding the club names etc.
I’ve added two more reports to the website:
- Medallists by event (Olympic Games, World Championships etc.)
- Medallists by category (C1 men, C1 women, K1 men, K1 women, etc.)
Names are always an issue in the result lists, especially names in all these foreign charactersets which require a transcription to the latin alphabet.
So I’d like to thank Vlady Danis for pointing out some errors in names. He has done this since the beginning of 2012 and with his help (and the help of many other people) the quality of data in the result database is constantly improving – thank you!