Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Canoeing (Slalom), London 2012.png Canoeing (Sprint), London 2012.png
Pictograms for slalom (left) and sprint (right)
Venue Lee Valley White Water Centre (slalom)
Eton Dorney (sprint)
Dates 29 July to 2 August for slalom
6 to 11 August for sprint
Competitors 330
2008 2016
Canoeing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Slalom
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 200 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 200 m men women
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 200 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The canoeing races at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were contested in two main disciplines: the slalom, from 29 July to 2 August, and the sprint, from 6 to 11 August.[1] The slalom competition was held at the Lee Valley White Water Centre and the sprint events were staged at Eton College Rowing Centre, at Dorney Lake, known as Eton Dorney.

Around 330 athletes took part in 16 events. The men's 500m sprints were replaced by a 200m race; in addition, the men's C-2 500m was replaced by a women's K-1 200m sprint.[2] This was confirmed at an International Canoe Federation board meeting at Windsor, Berkshire, on 5 December 2009.[3] For the first time, women competed in two individual events in sprint canoeing. Because of the changes, the finals were spread over a three-day period instead of the traditional two days which had been in effect since the 1976 Games.[4] The most successful nation in the slalom was France, with two gold medals in the four events, followed by Great Britain with one gold and one silver. In the sprint, Hungary was the most successful with three gold, two silver and one bronze medal, while Germany topped the medal table overall, with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Qualification[edit]

A new qualification system was created for both slalom and sprint canoeing at the 2012 Games. The quotas were set for each event by the International Canoe Federation in July 2010.

Competition schedule[edit]

Eton Dorney, in Buckinghamshire, was the venue for the sprint discipline.
H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Slalom[5]
Event↓/Date → Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2
Men's C-1 H ½ F
Men's C-2 H ½ F
Men's K-1 H ½ F
Women's K-1 H ½ F
Sprint[6]
Event↓/Date → Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's C-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's C-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's C-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-4 1000 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-2 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-4 500 m H ½ F
Jessica Fox competing at the 2012 Olympics in K1

Medalists[edit]

Overall table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 3 2 3 8
2 Hungary 3 2 1 6
3 Great Britain 2 1 1 4
4 France 2 0 0 2
5 Ukraine 1 2 0 3
6 Australia 1 1 0 2
7 Russia 1 0 2 3
8 Italy 1 0 0 1
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Norway 1 0 0 1
11 Belarus 0 2 1 3
Spain 0 2 1 3
13 Canada 0 1 2 3
14 Czech Republic 0 1 1 2
15 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
Portugal 0 1 0 1
17 Slovakia 0 0 2 2
18 Poland 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Slalom[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1
details
Tony Estanguet
 France
Sideris Tasiadis
 Germany
Michal Martikán
 Slovakia
Men's C-2
details
Timothy Baillie
Etienne Stott
 Great Britain
David Florence
Richard Hounslow
 Great Britain
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
 Slovakia
Men's K-1
details
Daniele Molmenti
 Italy
Vavřinec Hradilek
 Czech Republic
Hannes Aigner
 Germany
Women's K-1
details
Émilie Fer
 France
Jessica Fox
 Australia
Maialen Chourraut
 Spain

Sprint[edit]

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m
details
Yuriy Cheban
 Ukraine
Jevgenij Shuklin
 Lithuania
Ivan Shtyl
 Russia
C-1 1000 m
details
Sebastian Brendel
 Germany
David Cal
 Spain
Mark Oldershaw
 Canada
C-2 1000 m
details
Peter Kretschmer
Kurt Kuschela
 Germany
Andrei Bahdanovich
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
 Belarus
Alexey Korovashkov
Ilya Pervukhin
 Russia
K-1 200 m
details
Ed McKeever
 Great Britain
Saúl Craviotto
 Spain
Mark de Jonge
 Canada
K-1 1000 m
details
Eirik Verås Larsen
 Norway
Adam van Koeverden
 Canada
Max Hoff
 Germany
K-2 200 m
details
Alexander Dyachenko
Yury Postrigay
 Russia
Raman Piatrushenka
Vadzim Makhneu
 Belarus
Liam Heath
Jon Schofield
 Great Britain
K-2 1000 m
details
Rudolf Dombi
Roland Kökény
 Hungary
Fernando Pimenta
Emanuel Silva
 Portugal
Andreas Ihle
Martin Hollstein
 Germany
K-4 1000 m
details
 Australia (AUS)
Tate Smith
Dave Smith
Murray Stewart
Jacob Clear
 Hungary (HUN)
Zoltán Kammerer
Dávid Tóth
Tamás Kulifai
Dániel Pauman
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Daniel Havel
Lukáš Trefil
Josef Dostál
Jan Štĕrba
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m
details
Lisa Carrington
 New Zealand
Inna Osypenko-Radomska
 Ukraine
Nataša Dušev-Janić
 Hungary
K-1 500 m
details
Danuta Kozák
 Hungary
Inna Osypenko-Radomska
 Ukraine
Bridgitte Hartley
 South Africa
K-2 500 m
details
Franziska Weber
Tina Dietze
 Germany
Katalin Kovács
Natasa Dusev-Janics
 Hungary
Beata Mikołajczyk
Karolina Naja
 Poland
K-4 500 m
details
 Hungary (HUN)
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Katalin Kovács
Krisztina Fazekas Zur
 Germany (GER)
Carolin Leonhardt
Franziska Weber
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Tina Dietze
 Belarus (BLR)
Iryna Pamialova
Nadzeya Papok
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran

Gallery[edit]

Gallery of some of the gold medalists in the canoeing events:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canoeing". 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Women's boxing for 2012 and golf and rugby proposed for 2016". 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Board of Directors Wrap Up in Windsor". – International Canoe Federation (5 December 2009) – Retrieved 18 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "ICF announces changes to the Olympic and World Championship Programmes." – International Canoe Federation (18 December 2009) – Retrieved 19 December 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. [dead link]

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