Sports Listings: Saturday / Canoeing - Premier slalom event, Holme Pierrepont

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The Independent Online
The second race in the British national ranking series for canoe slalom takes place in Nottinghamshire tomorrow at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, the venue for the 1995 World Canoe Slalom Championships. This year's world event will be held in July at Mezzana, Italy, and Gareth Marriott, the Olympic silver medallist, is considered to be a strong prospect for a medal. Already selected to the 1993 British slalom team, he begins his preparation for the World Championships, competing in the men's Canadian singles category.

How to get there: National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, is three miles east of Nottingham on A52. Free admission. Practice starts at 9am; racing is from 11am until 4.45pm. (Tel: 0602-821212).

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