ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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The ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships are an international event in canoeing, one of two organized by the International Canoe Federation (the other being the Canoe Slalom World Championships). 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]

Year City Country
1938 Vaxholm (near Stockholm)  Sweden
1948 London  Great Britain
1950 Copenhagen  Denmark
1954 Mâcon  France
1958 Prague  Czechoslovakia
1963 Jajce  Yugoslavia
1966 East Berlin  East Germany
1970 Copenhagen  Denmark
1971 Belgrade  Yugoslavia
1973 Tampere  Finland
1974 Mexico City  Mexico
1975 Belgrade  Yugoslavia
1977 Sofia  Bulgaria
1978 Belgrade  Yugoslavia
1979 Duisburg  West Germany
1981 Nottingham  Great Britain
1982 Belgrade  Yugoslavia
1983 Tampere  Finland
1985 Mechelen  Belgium
1986 Montréal  Canada
1987 Duisburg  West Germany
1989 Plovdiv  Bulgaria
1990 Poznań  Poland
1991 Paris  France
1993 Copenhagen  Denmark
1994 Mexico City  Mexico
1995 Duisburg  Germany
1997 Dartmouth  Canada
1998 Szeged  Hungary
1999 Milan  Italy
2001 Poznań  Poland
2002 Seville  Spain
2003 Gainesville  United States
2005 Zagreb  Croatia
2006 Szeged  Hungary
2007 Duisburg  Germany
2009 Dartmouth  Canada
2010 Poznań  Poland
2011 Szeged  Hungary
2013 Duisburg  Germany
2014 Moscow  Russia
2015 Milan  Italy
2017 Račice  Czech Republic
2018 Montemor-o-Velho  Portugal
2019 Szeged  Hungary

Men's Canadian[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in men's Canadian.

Women's Canadian[edit]

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in women'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.

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 2015 championships is as follows:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary 200 150 134 484
2  Germany (1938, 1991–) 115 86 71 272
3  Soviet Union (1950–91) 102 80 66 248
4  East Germany (1950–90) 73 36 36 145
5  Romania 52 75 67 194
6  Russia (1993–) 47 47 42 136
7  Poland 32 72 68 172
8  Sweden 31 37 44 112
9  Canada 28 21 23 72
10  Belarus (1993–) 17 27 25 69
11  Slovakia (1993–) 16 7 9 32
12  Denmark 15 14 17 46
13  Spain 14 19 31 64
14  West Germany (1950–90) 14 19 24 57
15  Australia 14 17 18 49
16  Italy 13 18 14 45
17  Norway 13 14 15 42
18  France 12 17 23 52
19  New Zealand 12 6 4 22
20  Bulgaria 9 15 26 50
21  Czechoslovakia (1938–91) 9 15 21 45
22  Ukraine (1993–) 8 11 25 44
23  Yugoslavia (1938–2002) 8 8 5 21
24  Czech Republic (1993–) 7 26 13 46
25  Great Britain 7 14 11 32
26  Lithuania (1990–) 7 5 9 21
27  Finland 7 3 3 13
28  Austria 5 6 13 24
29  United States 5 5 3 13
30  Azerbaijan (1991–) 4 8 1 13
31  Cuba 3 4 7 14
32  Brazil 3 0 4 7
33  Serbia (2006–) 2 4 10 16
34  Uzbekistan (1993–) 2 3 6 11
35  Israel (1948–) 2 1 2 5
36  Latvia (1993–) 2 0 1 3
37  Belgium 1 3 2 6
38  Portugal 1 2 3 6
39  Mexico 1 0 1 2
40  Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006) 1 0 0 1
41  China 0 7 6 13
42  Netherlands 0 4 4 8
43  Argentina 0 3 2 5
44  Moldova 0 2 1 3
45  Slovenia (1991–) 0 1 2 3
46  South Africa 0 0 2 2
47  Chile 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Total 918 916 919 2753

Therese Zens represented Saar when she won a gold medal in 1954. This is recorded for West Germany in the official tables.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Canoe Sprint". International Canoe Federation. Retrieved 6 October 2010.