There has never been an artificial canoe slalom course in Japan before.
A special conveyor system is used to bring the athletes and their boats back to the elevated starting point. The 48-meter-long and 2-meter-wide boat conveyor was developed and produced by the Austrian conveyor technology specialist Sunkid.
CEO Emanuel Wohlfarter is visibly proud of the Tyrolean contribution to the Summer Olympics: "We are of course very pleased to be able to make a contribution to what is probably the most prestigious sporting event in the world."
A major event such as the Olympic Games guarantees worldwide attention, with 82 slalom athletes from 34 countries in the hunt for medals starting on July 25, 2021.
As safety and reliability of the installation were top priorities, it was not difficult for the customer to choose to rely on Sunkid's experience as a supplier of boat conveyors. Perfectly functioning technology and the excellent organization of the event thus enabled white water competitions at the very highest level.
The canoe slalom competition of these Olympic Games was won by the Czech Jiri Prskavec. In the women's event, Australia's Jessica Fox secured the gold medal.
With well over 3,700 systems installed in around 72 countries worldwide, the company is not only the world market leader but also highly experienced in implementing particularly challenging projects.
The modular conveyor belts with or without roofing allow lengths of up to 400 meters and more, achieve transport capacities of up to 6,000 people per hour, and in addition numerous options allow individual configuration for almost any customer requirement. These are just some of the features of the Moving Carpet, which has long since proven its high flexibility not only in ski resorts, but also in amusement parks and water parks, on golf courses, as part of trade fairs and events, or as a supplement to other means of transport.