1978 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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Yugoslav stamp dedicated to the 1978 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 1978 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia for a record third time. The Yugoslavian (now Serbian) city had previously hosted the championships in 1971 and 1975.

The men's competition consisted of six Canadian (single paddle, open boat) and nine kayak events. Three events were held for the women, all in kayak.

This was the fourteenth championships in canoe sprint.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's[edit]

Canoe[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
C-1 500 m  Liubomir Ljubenov (BUL)  Gyula Hajdu (HUN)  Sergey Liminovich (URS)
C-1 1000 m  Matija Ljubek (YUG)  Tamás Wichmann (HUN)  Ivan Patzaichin (ROU)
C-1 10000 m  Ivan Patzaichin (ROU)  Vasiliy Yurchenko (URS)  Matija Ljubek (YUG)
C-2 500 m  Hungary
László Foltan
István Vaskúti
 Soviet Union
Sergey Petrenko
Petras Grigonis
 Romania
Gheorghe Simionov
Toma Simionov
C-2 1000 m  Hungary
Tamás Buday
Oszkár Frey
 Romania
Gheorghe Simionov
Toma Simionov
 Soviet Union
Sergey Postrechin
Yuriy Lobanov
C-2 10000 m  Hungary
Tamás Buday
László Vaskúti
 Romania
Gheorghe Simionov
Toma Simionov
 Soviet Union
Viktor Vorobiyev
Aleksandr Beleyi

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m  Vasile Dîba (ROU)  Vladimir Parfenovich (URS)  Peter Hempel (GDR)
K-1 1000 m  Rüdiger Helm (GDR)  Milan Janić (YUG)  Vitaliy Trukshin (URS)
K-1 10000 m  Milan Janić (YUG)  Nikolay Stepanenko (URS)  István Joós (HUN)
K-2 500 m  East Germany
Bernd Olbricht
Rüdiger Helm
 Romania
Nicuşor Eşanu
Ion Bîrlădeanu
 Soviet Union
Sergey Zhuchray
Vladimir Trainikov
K-2 1000 m  Soviet Union
Sergey Zhuchray
Vladimir Trainikov
 Norway
Einar Rasmussen
Olaf Søyland
 Hungary
Zoltán Bakó
István Szabó
K-2 10000 m  Hungary
Zoltán Bakó
István Szabó
 France
Alain Lebas
Jean-Paul Hanquier
 Romania
Nicuşor Eşanu
Grigore Constantin
K-4 500 m  East Germany
Peter Bischof
Bernd Duvigneau
Roland Graupner
Harald Marg
 Spain
Herminio Menéndez
Martin Vásquez
Jóse Ramón López
Luis Gregario Ramos
 Poland
Ryszard Oborski
Daniel Wełna
Grzegorz Kołtan
Grzegorz Śledziewski
K-4 1000 m  East Germany
Bernd Olbricht
Bernd Duvigneau
Rüdiger Helm
Harald Marg
 Romania
Nicuşor Eşanu
Ion Bîrlădeanu
Mihail Zaifu
Alexandru Giura
 Spain
Herminio Rodriguez
José María Esteban
Jóse Ramón López
Luis Gregario Ramos
K-4 10000 m  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Shaparenko
Sergey Nikolskiy
Volodymyr Morozov
Aleksandr Avdeyev
 Poland
Andrzej Klimaszewski
Krzysztof Lepianka
Zbigniew Torzecki
Zdzisław Szubski
 Romania
Cuprian Macareanu
Ciobann Marian
Stefan Popa
Nicolae Tico

Women's[edit]

Kayak[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m  Roswitha Eberl (GDR)  Olga Makarova (URS)  Maria Cosma (ROU)
K-2 500 m  East Germany
Marion Rösiger
Martina Fischer
 Soviet Union
Natalya Kalashinkova
Nina Doroh
 Romania
Agafia Orlov
Natasia Nichitov
K-4 500 m  East Germany
Marion Rösiger
Roswitha Eberl
Carsta Genäuß
Martina Fischer
 Bulgaria
Vanja Gescheva
Maria Mintscheva
Natascha Janakieva
Iliana Nikolova
 Romania
Agafia Orlov
Natasia Nichitov
Maria Nicolae
Nastasia Buri

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 6 5 13
2  Romania 2 4 7 13
3  East Germany 7 0 1 8
4  Hungary 4 2 2 8
5  Yugoslavia 2 1 1 4
6  Bulgaria 1 1 0 2
7  Poland 0 1 1 2
8  Spain 0 1 1 2
9  France 0 1 0 1
10  Norway 0 1 0 1
Total 18 18 18 54

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