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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Olympic athletes from 18 countries are in Oklahoma City Friday and Saturday for the International Canoe Federation World Party and Canoe Sprint Super Cup.

Kayakers raced in the ICF Extreme Slalom, Friday, plunging 15 feet from a ramp into the OKC Riversport rapids course.

KFOR Sports Reporter Dylan Buckingham emceed Friday’s festivities.

More kayaking events will continue Saturday at the OKC Boathouse, including a spectacular nighttime race. Canoe races will also be held featuring world-class athletes.

It’s a family-friendly event that’s free to watch and a great opportunity to teach kids about exciting paddle sports.

Check out the below photo gallery for a look at the excitement had at Riversport Friday:

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