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.

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. Women's C-1 200 m event for 2010 is included in this section.

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 2010 championships is as follows:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary 185 138 121 444
2  Germany (1938, 1991–) 103 77 63 243
3  Soviet Union (1950–91) 102 80 66 248
4  East Germany (1950–90) 73 36 36 145
5  Romania 49 74 66 189
6  Russia (1993–) 39 37 36 112
7  Sweden 31 34 43 108
8  Poland 29 66 62 157
9  Canada 22 21 22 65
10  West Germany (1950–90) 14 19 24 57
11  Spain 13 18 27 58
12  Italy 13 18 13 44
13  Norway 13 14 14 41
14  Belarus (1993–) 11 18 14 43
15  France 11 15 21 47
16  Australia 11 14 16 41
17  Denmark 11 14 15 40
18  Slovakia (1993–) 10 7 9 26
19  Czechoslovakia (1938–91) 9 15 21 45
20  Bulgaria 8 12 25 45
21  Yugoslavia (1938–2002) 8 8 5 21
22  New Zealand 7 5 4 16
23  Finland 7 3 3 13
24  Great Britain 6 10 9 25
25  Ukraine (1993–) 6 9 21 36
26  Lithuania (1990–) 6 4 8 18
27  United States 5 4 2 11
28  Czech Republic (1993–) 4 22 11 37
29  Austria 4 6 13 23
30  Azerbaijan (1991–) 3 5 1 9
31  Cuba 3 4 6 13
32  Uzbekistan (1993–) 2 3 5 10
33  Israel (1948–) 2 1 2 5
34  Latvia (1993–) 2 0 1 3
35  Belgium 1 3 2 6
36  Serbia (2006–) 1 1 5 7
37  Portugal 1 1 2 4
38  Brazil 1 0 1 2
 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  Chile 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 South Africa 0 0 1 1
Total 834 832 834 2500

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.