1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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The 1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in London, Great Britain. This event was held under the auspices of the International Canoe Federation, formed in 1946 from the Internationale Repräsentantenschaft Kanusport (IRK).

The men's competition consisted of four kayak events. One kayak event was held for the women. The women's distance was reduced from 600 m to 500 m at these championships. These events were extraordinary since they were not included in the 1948 Summer Olympics, also held in London.

This was the second championships in flatwater racing and the first one after World War II ended.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m  Gert Fredriksson (SWE) 2:14.2[1]  Lars Glasser (SWE) 2:15.0[1]  Poul Agger (DEN) 2:15.4[1]
K-1 4 x 500 m relay  Sweden
Lars Glasser
Lars Helsvik
Lennart Klingström
Gert Fredriksson
8:44.5[1]  Norway
Ivar Mathisen
Ivar Iversen
Hans Martin Gulbrandsen
Eivind Skabo
8:52.2[1]  Denmark
Bernhard Jensen
Poul Agger
Ejvind Hansen
Johan Andersen
8:56.9[1]
K-2 500 m  Finland
Thor Axelsson
Nils Björklöf
2:06.4[1]  Denmark
Alfred Christensen
Finn Rasmussen
2:07.0[1]  Denmark
Bernhard Jensen
Ejvind Hansen
2:08.1[1]
K-4 1000 m  Sweden
Hans Berglund
Lennart Klingström
Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström
4:01.9[1]  Austria
Herbert Klepp
Paul Felinger
Walter Piemann
Albert Umgeher
4:06.8[1]  Czechoslovakia
Ludvík Klíma
Karel Lomecký
Ota Krouthil
Miloš Pech
4:08.1[1]

Women's kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-2 500 m  Denmark
Karen Hoff
Bodil Svendsen
2:22.9[1]  Czechoslovakia
Marta Kohoutová
Růžena Košťálová
2:23.0[1]  Austria
Fritzi Schwingl
Gertrude Liebhardt
2:24.0[1]

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Denmark 1 1 3 5
2  Sweden 3 1 0 4
3  Austria 0 1 1 2
4  Czechoslovakia 0 1 1 2
5  Finland 1 0 0 1
6  Norway 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "1948 World Championships, London Great Britain". Canoe Results. Retrieved 2016-08-27.