1938 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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The 1938 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Vaxholm, Sweden, outside Stockholm, between 6–7 August 1938.[1] This event was held under the auspices of the Internationale Repräsentantenschaft Kanusport (IRK), founded in 1924 and the forerunner of the International Canoe Federation.

The men's competition consisted of three Canadian (single paddle, open boat) and seven kayak events. Two events were held for the women, both in kayak.

This was the first championships in canoe sprint and the only one held prior to World War II which would break out the following year. It is also the only time the K-1 10000 m folding and K-2 10000 m folding events would take place in the world championships.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's[edit]

Canoe[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
C-1 1000 m  Otto Neumüller (GER) 6:45.8[2]  Hans Wiedemann (GER) 6:51.4[2]  Bohumil Sládek (TCH) 7:11.7[2]
C-2 1000 m  Germany
Rupert Weinstabl
Karl Proisl
5:47.3[2]  Czechoslovakia
Bohuslav Karlík
Jan Brzák-Felix
5:52.3[2]  Czechoslovakia
Václav Mottl
Zdeněk Škrland
5:54.4[2]
C-2 10000 m  Czechoslovakia
Bohuslav Karlík
Jan Brzák-Felix
52:38.7[2]  Germany
Rupert Weinstabl
Karl Proisl
53:06.5[2]  Germany
Christian Holzenberg
Heinz Jürgens
54:12.4[2]

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 1000 m  Karl Widmark (SWE) 5:03.2[2]  Helmut Cämmerer (GER) 5:05.9[2]  Gregor Hradetzky (GER) 5:06.4[2]
K-1 10000 m  Karl Widmark (SWE) 46:42.8[2]  Czesław Sobieraj (POL) 47:35.6[2]  Egon Nilsson (SWE) 48:10.7[2]
K-1 10000 m folding  Arne Bogren (SWE) 51.48.8[2]  Kamill Balatoni (HUN) 51:49.7[2]  Günter Nowatzki (GER) 51:59.3[2]
K-2 1000 m  Germany
Helmut Triebe
Hans Eberle
4:46.6[2]  Sweden
Kurt Boo
Hans Berglund
4:45.5[2]  Denmark
Poul Larsen
Vagn Jørgensen
4:46.7[2]
K-2 10000 m  Sweden
Gunnar Johansson
Berndt Berndtsson
43:29.9[2]  Germany
Helmut Triebe
Hans Eberle
44:06.6[2]  Germany
Adolf Kainz
Karl Maurer
44:21.1[2]
K-2 10000 m folding  Sweden
Carl-Gustav Hellstrandt
Erik Helsvik
47:11.5[2]  Sweden
Sven Johansson
Erik Bladström
47:37.7[2]  Germany
Kurt Kreh
Johann Fuchs
48:10.7[2]
K-4 1000 m  Germany
Ernst Kube
Heini Brüggemann
Ernst Strathmann
Heine Strathmann
4:08.2[2]  Germany
Hans Rein
Josef Reidel
Albert Schorn
Karl Aulenbach
4:08.8[2]  Sweden
Roland Karlsson
Göte Carlsson
Gunnar Johansson
Berndt Berndtsson
4:10.5[2]

Women's[edit]

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 600 m  Maggie Kalka (FIN) 3:26.0[2]  Maj-Britt Bergqvist (SWE) 3:30.3[2]  Bodil Thirstedt (DEN) 3:32.2[2]
K-2 600 m  Czechoslovakia
Marta Pavlisová
Marie Zvolánková
3:05.2[2]  Germany
Josefa Köster
Elisabeth Kropp
3:05.5[2]  Denmark
Ruth Lange
Bodil Thirstedt
3:06.9

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 4 6 5 15
2  Sweden 5 3 2 10
3  Czechoslovakia 2 1 2 5
4  Denmark 0 0 3 3
5  Finland 1 0 0 1
6  Hungary 0 1 0 1
7  Poland 0 1 0 1
Total 12 12 12 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sextonde årgången (händelserna 1938)" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 1938. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "1938 World Championships, Vaxholm Sweden". Canoe Results. Retrieved 2016-08-25.