1979 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

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The 1979 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships were held in Jonquière, Quebec, Canada under the auspices of International Canoe Federation. This marked the first time the championships were held outside of Europe. The mixed C-2 event was not held at these championships. East Germany did not take part and Czechoslovakia, as the other traditional powerhouse, won only one medal.West Germany won three medals while the United States led the medal count with seven, the first-time an English-speaking country had done so.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's[edit]

Canoe[edit]

Event Gold Points Silver Points Bronze Points
C-1  Jon Lugbill (USA) 238.49  David Hearn (USA) 242.85  Bob Robison (USA) 255.62
C-1 team  United States
Jon Lugbill
David Hearn
Bob Robison
279.55  West Germany
Jürgen Schnitzerling
Walter Horn
Udo Werner
353.17  Czechoslovakia
Milan Gába
Karel Třešňák
Karel Ťoupalík
414.88
C-2  West Germany
Dieter Welsink
Peter Czupryna
260.67  France
Pierre Calori
Jacques Calori
275.43  Poland
Wojciech Kudlik
Jerzy Jeż
277.11
C-2 team  Poland
Wojciech Kudlik & Jerzy Jeż
Jan Frączek & Ryszard Seruga
Zbigniew Czaja & Jacek Kasprzycki
334.65  France
Pierre Calori & Jacques Calori
Richard Hernanz & Mare Labedens
Jean Lamy & Robert Platt
373.35   Switzerland
Christoph Studer & Ernst Rudin
Martin Wyss & Roland Wyss
Hardy Künzli & Peter Probst
477.81

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Points Silver Points Bronze Points
K-1  Peter Fauster (AUT) 209.08  Eduard Wolffhardt (AUT) 211.09  Richard Fox (GBR) 211.47
K-1 team  United Kingdom
Richard Fox
Albert Kerr
Allan Edge
235.36  Austria
Norbert Sattler
Peter Fauster
Eduard Wolffhardt
243.28   Switzerland
Milo Duffek
René Zimmermann
Martin Brandenburger
245.48

Women's[edit]

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Points Silver Points Bronze Points
K-1  Cathy Hearn (USA) 253.30  Elizabeth Sharman (GBR) 253.86  Linda Harrison (USA) 257.74
K-1 team  United States
Cathy Hearn
Linda Harrison
Becky Judd
384.07  West Germany
Ulrike Deppe
Elke Dietze
Gabriele Köllmann
385.81   Switzerland
Kathrin Weiss
Sabine Weiss
Alena Kucera
409.91

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 4 1 2 7
2  Austria 1 2 0 3
2  West Germany 1 2 0 3
4  United Kingdom 1 1 1 3
5  Poland 1 0 1 2
6  France 0 2 0 2
7   Switzerland 0 0 3 3
8  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

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