ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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The ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships are an international event in canoeing organised by the International Canoe Federation. The World Championships have taken place every year in non-Summer Olympic years since 1970. Prior to November 2008, canoe sprint was known as flatwater racing.

Explanation of events[edit]

Canoe sprint competitions are broken up into Canadian canoe (C), an open canoe with a single-blade paddle, or in kayaks (K), a closed canoe with a double-bladed paddle. Each canoe or kayak can hold one person (1), two people (2), or four people (4). For each of the specific canoes or kayaks, such as a K-1 (kayak single), the competition distances can be 200 metres (660 ft), 500 metres (1,600 ft), 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), or 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) long. When a competition is listed as a C-2 500 m event as an example, it means two people are in a canoe competing at a 500 metres (1,600 ft) distance.[1]

Host cities[edit]

Men's Canadian[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in men's Canadian.

Women's Canadian[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in women's Canadian.

Men's kayak[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in men's kayak.

Women's kayak[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in women's kayak.

Paracanoe[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in paracanoe.

Medals table[edit]

This medal table includes all events except the Paracanoe (formerly paddleability) and the Exhibition events. The current historical medal count of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships as the 2014 championships is as follows:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary 197 144 130 471
2  Germany (1938, 1991–) 111 84 67 262
3  Soviet Union (1950–91) 102 80 66 248
4  East Germany (1950–90) 73 36 36 145
5  Romania 51 76 67 194
6  Russia (1993–) 45 45 41 131
7  Poland 32 70 66 168
8  Sweden 31 37 43 111
9  Canada 27 21 22 70
10  Slovakia (1993–) 15 7 9 31
11  Spain 14 19 31 64
12  West Germany (1950–90) 14 19 24 57
13  Italy 13 18 14 45
14  Denmark 13 14 17 44
15  Norway 13 14 15 42
16  Belarus (1993–) 12 25 22 59
17  France 12 16 23 51
18  Australia 12 16 18 46
19  New Zealand 10 6 4 20
20  Czechoslovakia (1938–91) 9 15 21 45
21  Bulgaria 8 15 26 49
22  Ukraine (1993–) 8 10 24 42
23  Yugoslavia (1938–2002) 8 8 5 21
24  Great Britain 7 13 11 31
25  Lithuania (1990–) 7 5 9 21
26  Finland 7 3 3 13
27  Czech Republic (1993–) 6 24 12 42
28  Austria 5 6 13 24
29  United States 5 5 2 12
30  Azerbaijan (1991–) 4 8 1 13
31  Cuba 3 4 7 14
32  Uzbekistan (1993–) 2 3 6 11
33  Serbia (2006–) 2 2 8 12
34  Israel (1948–) 2 1 2 5
35  Brazil 2 0 3 5
36  Latvia (1993–) 2 0 1 3
37  Belgium 1 3 2 6
38  Portugal 1 2 2 5
39  Mexico 1 0 1 2
40  Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006) 1 0 0 1
41  China 0 6 5 11
42  Netherlands 0 4 4 8
43  Argentina 0 3 2 5
44  Slovenia (1991–) 0 1 2 3
45  South Africa 0 0 2 2
46  Chile 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Total 892 890 893 2675

Therese Zens represented Saar when she won a gold medal in 1954. This is recorded for West Germany in the official tables.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Canoe Sprint". International Canoe Federation. not listed on webpage. Retrieved 6 October 2010.