Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svgCanoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg

Slalom and sprint pictograms

Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venue Lee Valley White Water Centre (slalom)
Eton Dorney (sprint)
Dates 29 July to 2 August for slalom
6 to 11 August for sprint
Competitors 330
«2008 2016»
Canoeing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Slalom
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 200 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 200 m men women
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 200 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The canoeing races at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were contested in two main disciplines: the slalom, from 29 July to 2 August, and the sprint, from 6 to 11 August.[1] The slalom competition was held at the Lee Valley White Water Centre and the sprint events were staged at Eton College Rowing Centre, at Dorney Lake, known as Eton Dorney.

Around 330 athletes took part in 16 events. The men's 500m sprints were replaced by a 200m race; in addition, the men's C-2 500m was replaced by a women's K-1 200m sprint.[2] This was confirmed at an International Canoe Federation board meeting at Windsor, Berkshire, on 5 December 2009.[3] For the first time, women competed in two individual events in sprint canoeing. Because of the changes, the finals were spread over a three-day period instead of the traditional two days which had been in effect since the 1976 Games.[4] The most successful nation in the slalom was France, with two gold medals in the four events, followed by Great Britain with one gold and one silver. In the sprint, Hungary was the most successful with three gold, two silver and one bronze medal, while Germany topped the medal table overall, with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Qualification[edit]

A new qualification system was created for both slalom and sprint canoeing at the 2012 Games. The quotas were set for each event by the International Canoe Federation in July 2010.

Competition schedule[edit]

Eton Dorney, in Buckinghamshire, was the venue for the sprint discipline.
H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Slalom[5]
Event↓/Date → Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2
Men's C-1 H ½ F
Men's C-2 H ½ F
Men's K-1 H ½ F
Women's K-1 H ½ F
Sprint[6]
Event↓/Date → Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's C-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's C-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's C-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-4 1000 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-2 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-4 500 m H ½ F
Jessica Fox competing at the 2012 Olympics in K1

Medalists[edit]

Overall table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 3 2 3 8
2 Hungary 3 2 1 6
3 Great Britain 2 1 1 4
4 France 2 0 0 2
5 Ukraine 1 2 0 3
6 Australia 1 1 0 2
7 Russia 1 0 2 3
8 Italy 1 0 0 1
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Norway 1 0 0 1
11 Belarus 0 2 1 3
Spain 0 2 1 3
13 Canada 0 1 2 3
14 Czech Republic 0 1 1 2
15 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
Portugal 0 1 0 1
17 Slovakia 0 0 2 2
18 Poland 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Slalom[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1
details
 Tony Estanguet (FRA)  Sideris Tasiadis (GER)  Michal Martikán (SVK)
Men's C-2
details
 Timothy Baillie
and Etienne Stott (GBR)
 David Florence
and Richard Hounslow (GBR)
 Pavol Hochschorner
and Peter Hochschorner (SVK)
Men's K-1
details
 Daniele Molmenti (ITA)  Vavřinec Hradilek (CZE)  Hannes Aigner (GER)
Women's K-1
details
 Émilie Fer (FRA)  Jessica Fox (AUS)  Maialen Chourraut (ESP)

Sprint[edit]

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1 200 m
details
 Yuriy Cheban (UKR)  Jevgenij Shuklin (LTU)  Ivan Shtyl (RUS)
Men's C-1 1000 m
details
 Sebastian Brendel (GER)  David Cal (ESP)  Mark Oldershaw (CAN)
Men's C-2 1000 m
details
 Peter Kretschmer
and Kurt Kuschela (GER)
 Andrei Bahdanovich
and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR)
 Alexey Korovashkov
and Ilya Pervukhin (RUS)
Men's K-1 200 m
details
 Ed McKeever (GBR)  Saúl Craviotto (ESP)  Mark de Jonge (CAN)
Men's K-1 1000 m
details
 Eirik Verås Larsen (NOR)  Adam van Koeverden (CAN)  Max Hoff (GER)
Men's K-2 200 m
details
 Alexander Dyachenko
and Yury Postrigay (RUS)
 Raman Piatrushenka
and Vadzim Makhneu (BLR)
 Liam Heath
and Jon Schofield (GBR)
Men's K-2 1000 m
details
 Rudolf Dombi
and Roland Kökény (HUN)
 Fernando Pimenta
and Emanuel Silva (POR)
 Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein (GER)
Men's K-4 1000 m
details
 Australia (AUS)
Tate Smith
Dave Smith
Murray Stewart
Jacob Clear
 Hungary (HUN)
Zoltán Kammerer
Dávid Tóth
Tamás Kulifai
Dániel Pauman
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Daniel Havel
Lukáš Trefil
Josef Dostál
Jan Štĕrba
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's K-1 200 m
details
 Lisa Carrington (NZL)  Inna Osypenko-Radomska (UKR)  Natasa Dusev-Janics (HUN)
Women's K-1 500 m
details
 Danuta Kozák (HUN)  Inna Osypenko-Radomska (UKR)  Bridgitte Hartley (RSA)
Women's K-2 500 m
details
 Franziska Weber
and Tina Dietze (GER)
 Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Dusev-Janics (HUN)
 Beata Mikołajczyk
and Karolina Naja (POL)
Women's K-4 500 m
details
 Hungary (HUN)
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Katalin Kovács
Krisztina Fazekas Zur
 Germany (GER)
Carolin Leonhardt
Franziska Weber
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Tina Dietze
 Belarus (BLR)
Iryna Pamialova
Nadzeya Papok
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran

Gallery[edit]

Gallery of some of the gold medalists in the canoeing events:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canoeing". 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Women’s boxing for 2012 and golf and rugby proposed for 2016". 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Board of Directors Wrap Up in Windsor". – International Canoe Federation (5 December 2009) – Retrieved 18 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "ICF announces changes to the Olympic and World Championship Programmes." – International Canoe Federation (18 December 2009) – Retrieved 19 December 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. [dead link]

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