2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Zagreb, Croatia, in August 2005.

Men race as individuals, pairs and quads over 200m, 500m and 1000m in both Canoe (Canadian) (C) and Kayak (K) events, giving a total of 18 gold medals. Women compete for only 9 gold medals as they race in kayak events only.

This was the 34th championships in canoe sprint.

HighlightsEdit

The undoubted stars of the Zagreb event were Natasa Janics and Katalin Kovács of Hungary who completed an unprecedented clean sweep of all three women's K-2 events.

In the men's events, the C-4 200 m final saw Maxim Opalev of Russia win the twelfth world championship gold of his career, thus equalling György Kolonics's record. Andreas Dittmer of Germany retained both the world titles he had won in Gainesville (C-1 500 m and 1000m). Ronald Rauhe and Tim Wieskötter of Germany won their fourth consecutive K-2 500 m title, whilst compatriots Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek followed up their C-2 1000 m 2004 Athens Olympic success with two golds (C-2 500 m and 1000 m).

The championships also marked a change of generation as many stars had retired after the Olympics, especially in the women's events. Two-thirds of the winners at Zagreb were first-time gold medallists. Birgit Fischer won her last two of her record 38 medals, including a bronze in the K-2 200 m event with her niece, Fanny.

Germany topped the medal table, winning 10 of the 27 gold medals, followed by Hungary with six golds, then Spain and Russia with two golds each.

Medal summaryEdit

Men'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

CanoeEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m   Valentin Demyanenko (UKR) 39.264   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 39.588   Zhomart Satubaldin (KAZ) 39.984
C-1 500 m   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 1:48.409   Paweł Baraszkiewicz (POL) 1:49.065   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 1:49.609
C1 1000 m   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 3:57.119   David Cal (ESP) 3:58.421   Richard Dalton (CAN) 4:00.617
C-2 200 m   Russia
Evgeny Ignatov
Nikolay Lipkin
36.978   Germany
Christian Gille
Tomasz Wylenzek
37.002   Cuba
Serguey Torres
Karel Aguilar
37.242
C-2 500 m   Germany
Christian Gille
Tomasz Wylenzek
1:39.851   Hungary
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
1:40.175   Cuba
Serguey Torres
Karel Aguilar
1:40.271
C-2 1000 m   Germany
Christian Gille
Tomasz Wylenzek
3:37.048   Cuba
Serguey Torres
Karel Aguilar
3:38.080   Hungary
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
3:39.130
C-4 200 m   Russia
Aleksandr Kovalyov
Alexander Kostoglod
Roman Kruglyakov
Maxim Opalev
33.867   Czech Republic
Petr Procházka
Petr Fuksa
Petr Netušil
Jan Břečka
34.017   Belarus
Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk
Aliaksandr Zhukouski
Semen Saponenko
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
30.565
C-4 500 m   Romania
Loredan Popa
Silviu Simioncencu
Florin Popescu
Iosif Chirila
1:30.602   Belarus
Dzmitry Rabchanka
Dzmitry Vaitsishkin
Konstantin Shcharbak
Aleksandr Vauchetskiy
1:31.298   Poland
Andrzej Jezierski
Michał Śliwiński
Michał Gajownik
Adam Ginter
1:31.916
C-4 1000 m   Poland
Wojciech Tyszyński
Michał Śliwiński
Andrzej Jezierski
Michał Gajownik
3:17.407   Romania
Constantin Popa
Loredan Popa
Florin Mironcic
Petre Condrat
3:17.863   Germany
Robert Nuck
Stefan Holtz
Thomas Luck
Stephan Breuing
3:20.479

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Carlos Pérez (ESP) 35.289   Tomasz Mendelski (POL) 35.697   Anton Ryakhov (RUS) 35.733
K-1 500 m   Nathan Baggaley (AUS) 1:36.980   Lutz Altepost (GER) 1:37.076   Adam Van Koeverden (CAN) 1:37.082
K-1 1000 m   Eirik Verås Larsen (NOR) 3:29.165   Adam Van Koeverden (CAN) 3:29.841   Nathan Baggaley (AUS) 3:30.069
K-2 200 m   Serbia and Montenegro
Dragan Zorić
Ognjen Filipović
32.253   Lithuania
Alvydas Duonėla
Egidijus Balčiūnas
32.277   Poland
Marek Twardowski
Adam Wysocki
32.499
K-2 500 m   Germany
Ronald Rauhe
Tim Wieskötter
1:27.583   Poland
Marek Twardowski
Adam Wysocki
1:29.005   Lithuania
Alvydas Duonėla
Egidijus Balčiūnas
1:29.347
K-2 1000 m   Hungary
Roland Kökény
Gábor Kucsera
3:18.692   Germany
Andreas Ihle
Marco Herszel
3:18.722   Norway
Mattis Næss
Jacob Norenberg
3:18.836
K-4 200 m   Hungary
Viktor Kadler
István Beé
Balázs Babella
Gergely Gyertyános
30.211   Germany
Norman Bröckl
Björn Bach
Björn Goldschmidt
Jonas Ems
30.301   Belarus
Raman Piatrushenka
Aleksey Abalmasov
Dziamyan Turchyn
Vadzim Makhneu
30.565
K-4 500 m   Belarus
Raman Piatrushenka
Aleksey Abalmasov
Dziamyan Turchyn
Vadzim Makhneu
1:20.898   Slovakia
Michal Riszdorfer
Juraj Tarr
Andrej Wiebauer
Róbert Erban
1:20.994   Italy
Franco Benedini
Jaka Jazbec
Luca Piemonte
Antonio Scaduto
1:22.634
K-4 1000 m   Germany
Lutz Altepost
Norman Bröckl
Björn Bach
Arnd Goldschmidt
2:56.282   Slovakia
Michal Riszdorfer
Richard Riszdorfer
Erik Vlček
Róbert Erban
2:56.558   Poland
Paweł Baumann
Marek Twardowski
Adam Wysocki
Przemyslaw Gawrych
2:57.848

Women'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Maria Teresa Portela (ESP) 40.756   Szilvia Szabó (HUN) 41.380   Karen Furneaux (CAN) 41.542
K-1 500 m   Nicole Reinhardt (GER) 1:50.407   Karen Furneaux (CAN) 1:51.379   Erzsébet Viski (HUN) 1:51.565
K-1 1000 m   Katrin Wagner-Augustin (GER) 4:00.494   Dalma Benedek (HUN) 4:01.406   Karen Furneaux (CAN) 4:03.200
K-2 200 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
37.101   Spain
Maria Teresa Portela
Jana Smidakova
38.013   Germany
Birgit Fischer
Fanny Fischer
38.127
K-2 500 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
1:39.704   Austria
Petra Schlitzer
Viktoria Schwarz
1:42.458   France
Anne-Laure Viard
Marie Delattre
1:43.118
K-2 1000 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
3:40.861   Germany
Maike Nollen
Nadine Opgen-Rhein
3:42.931   Poland
Aneta Białkowska
Joanna Skowroń
3:43.003
K-4 200 m   Germany
Carolin Leonhardt
Nicole Reinhardt
Judith Hörmann
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
35.151   Poland
Iwona Pyzalska
Małgorzata Czajczyńska
Joanna Skowroń
Beata Sokołowska-Kulesza
36.111   Spain
Isabel García
Ana Varela
Jana Smidakova
Maria Teresa Portela
36.189
K-4 500 m   Germany
Carolin Leonhardt
Conny Waßmuth
Judith Hörmann
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
1:31.686   Poland
Aneta Białkowska
Aneta Konieczna
Joanna Skowroń
Iwona Pyzalska
1:32.442   Hungary
Tímea Paksy
Dalma Benedek
Szilvia Szabó
Kinga Bóta
1:32.952
K-4 1000 m   Hungary
Tímea Paksy
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Kinga Bóta
3:20.701   Romania
Florica Vulpeş
Mariana Ciobanu
Lidia Talpă
Alina Platon
3:21.889   Germany
Birgit Fischer
Maren Knebel
Judith Hörmann
Carolin Leonhardt
3:21.901

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)105318
2  Hungary (HUN)63312
3  Spain (ESP)2215
4  Russia (RUS)2125
5  Poland (POL)15410
6  Romania (ROU)1203
7  Belarus (BLR)1124
8  Australia (AUS)1012
  Norway (NOR)1012
10  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)1001
  Ukraine (UKR)1001
12  Canada (CAN)0246
13  Slovakia (SVK)0202
14  Cuba (CUB)0123
15  Lithuania (LTU)0112
16  Austria (AUT)0101
  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
18  France (FRA)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
Totals (20 nations)27272781

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