ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
|ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships|
|Frequency||Annual, except for Olympic years|
|Location(s)||Varies (see Host cities in prose)|
|Previous event||2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships|
|Next event||2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships|
|Participants||Men and women|
|Organised by||International Canoe Federation|
The ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships are an international event in canoeing organized by the International Canoe Federation. The World Championships have taken place every year in non-Summer Olympic years since 2002. From 1949 to 1999, they had taken place in odd-numbered years. Prior to November 2008, canoe slalom was known as whitewater slalom.
Men race in single boat kayaks (K-1), single boat canoe(C-1) and pair boat canoe(C-2) both individually and in teams. Women race in K-1s both individually and in teams. Beginning at the 2010 championships, women raced in C-1 on the individual level. A team event was scheduled for those championships, but it was canceled because of weather conditions. The first women's C-1 team event took place at the 2011 world championships, but no medals were awarded. The first medals in this event were awarded in 2013.
|2||East Germany (1949–89)||49||42||30||121|
|4||West Germany (1949–89)||25||26||26||77|
|9||Czech Republic (1993–present)||20||16||15||51|