2003 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 2003 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held September 10–14, 2003 in Gainesville, Georgia, United States at Lake Lanier. Located north of Atlanta, this was also where the canoe sprint and rowing events for the 1996 Summer Olympics took place.

The Lake Lanier Olympic Center hosted these championships. They also hosted the canoe sprint and rowing competitions for the 1996 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Atlanta. This picture was taken in 2010.
2010 picture of the finish tower at Lake Lanier where the 2003 championships took place. This was also the same finish used for the canoe sprint and rowing competitions at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

The men's competition consisted of nine Canadian (single paddle, open boat) and nine kayak events. Women competed in nine events, all in kayak.

This was the 33rd championships in canoe sprint.

Doping controversyEdit

Sergey Ulegin of Russia won two golds (C-4 200 m, C-4 500 m) and one silver (C-2 500 m), but was stripped of those medals when he tested positive for doping. His teammates in the C-2 500 m (Aleksandr Kostoglod), C-4 200 m (Kostoglod, Roman Kruglyakov, and Maxim Opalev), and C-4 500 m (Kostoglod, Kruglyakov, and Opalev) events also lost their medals as a result of Ulegin's positive test. Ulegin received a two-year suspension.

Medal summaryEdit

Men'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

CanoeEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 40.896   Martin Doktor (CZE) 40.929   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 40.962
C-1 500 m   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 1:47.277   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 1:47.488   Martin Doktor (CZE) 1:48.030
C-1 1000 m   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 3:52.482   David Cal (ESP) 3:53.406   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 3:55.299
C-2 200 m   Poland
Paweł Baraszkiewicz
Daniel Jędraszko
37.972   Czech Republic
Petr Fuksa
Petr Netušil
38.012   Ukraine
Sergey Klimniuk
Dmitriy Sabin
38.230
C-2 500 m   Poland
Paweł Baraszkiewicz
Daniel Jędraszko
1:39.194   Romania
Silviu Simioncencu
Florian Popescu
1:40.824   Cuba
Ibrahim Rojas
Ledis Balceiro
1:41.136
C-2 1000 m   Romania
Silviu Simioncencu
Florian Popescu
3:34.932   Russia
Aleksandr Kovalyov
Aleksandr Kostoglod
3:35.325   Hungary
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
3:35.428
C-4 200 m   Hungary
Sándor Malomsoki
Laszlo Vasali
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
34.737   Czech Republic
Petr Fuksa
Petr Netušil
Jan Břečka
Karel Kožíšek
35.105   Romania
Silviu Simioncencu
Mitică Pricop
Florin Popescu
Petra Condrat
35.610
C-4 500 m   Romania
Silviu Simioncencu
Florin Popescu
Mitică Pricop
Petre Condrat
1:32.022   Poland
Adam Ginter
Łukasz Woszczyński
Marcin Grzybowski
Michał Śliwiński
1:32.185   Hungary
Csaba Hüttner
Márton Joób
Imre Pulai
Ferenc Novák
1:33.506
C-4 1000 m   Hungary
Csaba Hüttner
Gábor Furdok
Imre Pulai
Ferenc Novák
3:22.090   Canada
Attila Buday
Tamas Buday, Jr.
Maxim Boilard
Dimitri Joukovski
3:22.332   Poland
Andrzej Jezierski
Roman Rykiewicz
Adam Ginter
Wojciech Tyszyński
3:22.446

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Ronald Rauhe (GER) 35.798   Vince Fehérvári (AUS) 36.411   Anton Ryakhov (UZB) 36.417
K-1 500 m   Nathan Baggaley (AUS) 1:37.541   Carlos Pérez (ESP) 1:37.961   Lutz Altepost (GER) 1:38.077
K-1 1000 m   Ben Fouhy (NZL) 3:28.852   Adam van Koeverden (CAN) 3:29.720   Nathan Baggaley (AUS) 3:29.909
K-2 200 m   Lithuania
Alvydas Duonėla
Egidijus Balčiūnas
32.972   Poland
Marek Twardowski
Adam Wysocki
33.154   Germany
Ronald Rauhe
Tim Wieskötter
33.385
K-2 500 m   Germany
Ronald Rauhe
Tim Wieskötter
1:27.974   Belarus
Roman Piatrushenko
Vadzim Makhnev
1:28.954   Lithuania
Alvydas Duonėla
Egidijus Balčiūnas
1:29.205
K-2 1000 m   Sweden
Markus Oscarsson
Henrik Nilsson
3:14.157   Belgium
Bob Maesen
Wouter D'Haene
3:14.690   Germany
Tim Huth
Marco Herszel
3:15.142
K-4 200 m   Ukraine
Oleksey Slivinskiy
Mykhaylo Luchnik
Mykola Zalchenkov
Andriy Borzukov
31.136   Romania
Vasile Curuzan
Marian Babin
Alexandru Ceausu
Romică Şerban
31.168   Spain
Manuel Muñoz
Jaime Acuña
Aike González
Oier Aizpurua
31.260
K-4 500 m   Slovakia
Richard Riszdorfer
Michal Riszdorfer
Erik Vlček
Juraj Bača
1:20.409   Romania
Vasile Curuzan
Marian Babin
Alexandru Ceausu
Romică Şerban
1:21.353   Russia
Aleksandr Ivannik
Anatoliy Tishchenko
Oleg Gorobiy
Vladimir Gurhsikin
1:21.408
K-4 1000 m   Slovakia
Richard Riszdorfer
Michal Riszdorfer
Erik Vlček
Juraj Bača
2:55.291   Hungary
Zoltán Kammerer
Ákos Vereckei
Roland Kökény
Krisztián Veréb
2:56.795   Germany
Andreas Ihle
Mark Zabel
Björn Bach
Stefan Ulm
2:57.048

Women'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Caroline Brunet (CAN) 41.344   Maria Teresa Portelo (ESP) 41.600   Tímea Paksy (HUN) 42.298
K-1 500 m   Katalin Kovács (HUN) 1:48.996   Caroline Brunet (CAN) 1:49.778   Aneta Pastuszka (POL) 1:49.785
K-1 1000 m   Katalin Kovács (HUN) 4:00.955   Katrin Wagner (GER) 4:02.122   Lior Karmi (ISR) 4:03.104
K-2 200 m   Hungary
Tímea Paksy
Melinda Patyi
38.292   Spain
Maria Teresa Portela
Beatriz Manchón
38.521   Poland
Aneta Pastuszka
Beata Sokołowska-Kulesza
38.528
K-2 500 m   Hungary
Szilvia Szabó
Kinga Bóta
1:39.984   Bulgaria
Bonka Pindzeva
Delyana Dacheva
1:40.937   Poland
Beata Sokołowska-Kulesza
Joanna Skowroń
1:41.577
K-2 1000 m   Hungary
Tímea Paksy
Dalma Benedek
3:41.540   Germany
Nadine Opgen-Rhein
Manuela Mucke
3:41.636   Canada
Caroline Brunet
Mylanie Barre
3:42.752
K-4 200 m   Hungary
Nataša Janić
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Kinga Bóta
35.665   Spain
Maria Garcia Suarez
Beatriz Manchón
Jana Smidakova
Maria Teresa Portela
35.939   Poland
Karolina Sadalska
Aneta Pastuszka
Beata Sokołowska-Kulesza
Joanna Skowroń
36.118
K-4 500 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Kinga Bóta
1:31.632   Poland
Karolina Sadalska
Małgorzata Czajczyńska
Aneta Białkowska
Joanna Skowroń
1:33.573   Spain
Maria Garcia
Beatriz Manchón
Jana Smidakova
Maria Teresa Portela
1:33.742
K-4 1000 m   Hungary
Eszter Rasztótsky
Kinga Dékány
Krisztina Fazekas
Natasa Janics
3:13.296   Ukraine
Olena Cherevatova
Tatyana Semikina
Mariya Ralcheva
Inna Osipenko
3:16.389   Australia
Paul Harvey
Chantal Meek
Amanda Rankin
Katrin Kieseler
3:16.870

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary (HUN)101314
2  Germany (GER)42511
3  Poland (POL)23510
4  Romania (ROU)2316
5  Slovakia (SVK)2002
6  Canada (CAN)1315
7  Russia (RUS)1225
8  Australia (AUS)1124
9  Ukraine (UKR)1113
10  Lithuania (LTU)1012
11  New Zealand (NZL)1001
  Sweden (SWE)1001
13  Spain (ESP)0527
14  Czech Republic (CZE)0314
15  Belarus (BLR)0101
  Belgium (BEL)0101
  Bulgaria (BUL)0101
18  Cuba (CUB)0011
  Israel (ISR)0011
  Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Totals (20 nations)27272781

ReferencesEdit