2006 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 2006 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Szeged, Hungary, from August 17 to 20 2006. This was the second time the Hungarian city had hosted the championships, doing so previously in 1998.

Men race as individuals, pairs and quads over 200 m, 500 m and 1000 m 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 35th championships in canoe sprint.

HighlightsEdit

Host nation Hungary won twelve of the twenty-seven gold medals. Germany, who had topped the medal table in Zagreb in 2005, took four golds, as did Russia.

Hungary's medal haul included victories in all nine women's finals, Natasa Janics and Katalin Kovács winning six titles each.

In the men's races, Mexican Everardo Cristóbal shocked the top Europeans with victory in the C-1 1000 m final, giving Mexico their first-ever world championship gold medal. The K-1 1000 m, the Blue Riband event, was won by Markus Oscarsson of Sweden.

Germany's Ronald Rauhe won three gold medals to give him a career total of ten. Hungarian György Kolonics, who holds the (men's) record for paddlers currently in competition, won the fourteenth gold medal of his career in the C-2 1000 m final. Russia's Maxim Opalev won his eleventh title. Other perennial favourites such as Andreas Dittmer, Eirik Verås Larsen and Adam van Koeverden however were unable to repeat previous successes. Germany won their first-ever C-4 title (1000 m). In the men's K-4 races, however, no German boats made the podium - the first time that had happened since 1977. Special mention should also go to the Czech Petr Procházka, the oldest man at the championships, who took gold in the C-4 200 m final.

Medal summaryEdit

Men'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

CanoeEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m   Nikolay Lipkin (RUS) 39.789   Valentin Demyanenko (UKR) 40.137   Jevgenij Cuklin (LTU) 40.441
C-1 500 m   Maxim Opalev (RUS) 1:49.727   Yuriy Cheban (UKR) 1:50.459   Wenjun Yang (CHN) 1:50.603
C-1 1000 m   Everardo Cristóbal (MEX) 4:07.855   Andreas Dittmer (GER) 4:10.741   Attila Vajda (HUN) 4:11.347
C-2 200 m   Russia
Evgeny Ignatov
Ivan Shtyl
36.494   Germany
Christian Gille
Tomasz Wylenzek
36.978   Lithuania
Raimundas Labuckas
Tomas Gadelkis
37.058
C-2 500 m   Russia
Alexander Kostoglod
Sergey Ulegin
1:41.520   Germany
Stefan Holtz
Robert Nuck
1:42.792   Hungary
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
1:42.942
C-2 1000 m   Hungary
György Kozmann
György Kolonics
3:43.781   Canada
Attila Buday
Tamas Buday Jr.
3:46.151   Ukraine
Maksym Prokopenko
Sergiy Bezugliy
3:46.769
C-4 200 m   Czech Republic
Petr Procházka
Jiří Heller
Jan Břečka
Petr Fuksa
34.052   Belarus
Konstantin Shcharbak
Dzmitry Rabchanka
Aleksandr Vauchetskiy
Dzmitry Vaitsishkin
34.132   Hungary
Pál Sarudi
Márton Joób
Gábor Horváth
Péter Balázs
34.336
C-4 500 m   Belarus
Dzmitry Rabchanka
Dzmitry Vaitsishkin
Konstantin Shcharbak
Aleksandr Vauchetskiy
1:31.820   Poland
Łukasz Woszczyński
Paweł Baraszkiewicz
Marcin Grzybowski
Pawel Skowronski
1:32.360   Romania
Gabriel Talpă
Florin Mironcic
Loredan Popa
Silviu Simioncencu
1:33.710
C-4 1000 m   Germany
Robert Nuck
Stephan Breuing
Stefan Holtz
Thomas Lück
3:27.422   Canada
Andrew Russell
Thomas Hall
Kyle Jeffery
Dmitri Joukovski
3:28.394   Belarus
Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk
Aliaksandr Zhukouski
Aleksandr Bagdanovich
Andrey Bagdanovich
3:28.880

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Ronald Rauhe (GER) 35.200   Carlos Pérez (ESP) 35.396   Mykola Kremer (UKR) 35.516
K-1 500 m   Marek Twardowski (POL) 1:38.596   Anton Ryakhov (RUS) 1:38.698   Lutz Altepost (GER) 1:39.832
K-1 1000 m   Markus Oscarsson (SWE) 3:39.359   Tim Brabants (GBR) 3:39.419   Ben Fouhy (NZL) 3:39.443
K-2 200 m   Germany
Ronald Rauhe
Tim Wieskötter
32.660   Poland
Marek Twardowski
Adam Wysocki
32.804   Serbia
Dragan Zorić
Ognjen Filipović
32.912
K-2 500 m   Germany
Ronald Rauhe
Tim Wieskötter
1:27.791   Canada
Richard Dessureault-Dober
Andrew Willows
1:28.631   Hungary
Gábor Kucsera
Zoltán Kammerer
1:29.063
K-2 1000 m   Hungary
Gábor Kucsera
Zoltán Kammerer
3:17.791   Germany
Rupert Wagner
Andreas Ihle
3:19.075   Poland
Tomasz Górski
Adam Seroczyński
3:19.837
K-4 200 m   Serbia
Milan Đenadić
Ognjen Filipović
Bora Sibinkic
Dragan Zorić
29.965   Hungary
Viktor Kadler
Gergely Gyertyános
Balázs Babella
István Beé
30.033   Russia
Sergey Kosilov
Konstantin Vishnyakov
Stephan Shevchuk
Sergey Khovanskiy
30.401
K-4 500 m   Slovakia
Richard Riszdorfer
Michal Riszdorfer
Róbert Erban
Erik Vlček
1:20.606   Hungary
Attila Csamangó
Gábor Bozsik
Attila Boros
Márton Sik
1:21.188   Poland
Adam Wysocki
Paweł Baumann
Przmyslaw Gawrych
Tomasz Mendelski
1:21.536
K-4 1000 m   Hungary
Ákos Vereckei
Roland Kökény
Lajos Gyökös
Gábor Horváth
2:56.523   Poland
Marek Twardowski
Tomasz Mendelski
Paweł Baumann
Adam Wysocki
2:57.873   Belarus
Vadzim Makhneu
Dziamyan Turchyn
Aleksey Abalmasov
Raman Piatrushenka
2:57.897

Women'sEdit

  Non-Olympic classes

KayakEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m   Tímea Paksy (HUN) 40.203   Spela Ponomarenko (SLO) 40.947   Karen Furneaux (CAN) 41.071
K-1 500 m   Dalma Benedek (HUN) 1:52.287   Josefa Idem (ITA) 1:53.265   Zhong Hongyan (CHN) 1:53.307
K-1 1000 m   Dalma Benedek (HUN) 4:04.683   Katrin Wagner-Augustin (GER) 4:06.933   Michaela Mrůzková (CZE) 4:07.293
K-2 200 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
37.423   Germany
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Fanny Fischer
37.919   Finland
Jenni Honkanen
Anne Rikala
37.983
K-2 500 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
1:41.998   Czech Republic
Jana Blahová
Michaela Mrůzková
1:43.408   Germany
Fanny Fischer
Gesine Ruge
1:43.432
K-2 1000 m   Hungary
Katalin Kovács
Nataša Janić
3:48.982   China
Zhu Minyuan
Yang Yali
3:49.756   Belarus
Hanna Pushkova-Areshka
Natalya Bandarenko
3:51.664
K-4 200 m   Hungary
Tímea Paksy
Melinda Patyi
Nataša Janić
Katalin Kovács
34.650   Germany
Judith Hörmann
Nicole Reinhardt
Carolin Leonhardt
Conny Waßmuth
35.090   Sweden
Josefin Nordlöw
Sofia Paldanius
Karin Johansson
Anna Karlsson
36.046
K-4 500 m   Hungary (HUN)
Krisztina Fazekas
Tímea Paksy
Nataša Janić
Katalin Kovács
1:31.763   Germany (GER)
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Carolin Leonhardt
Conny Waßmuth
Judith Hörmann
1:31.817   Romania (ROM)
Mariana Ciobanu
Lidia Talpă
Florica Vulpeş
Alina Platon
1:34.535
K-4 1000 m   Hungary (HUN)
Nataša Janić
Alexandra Keresztesi
Katalin Kovács
Tímea Paksy
3:23.488   Germany (GER)
Carolin Leonhardt
Miriam Frenken
Tanja Schuck
Silke Hörmann
3:24.106   China (CHN)
Yu Lamei
Wang Feng
Zhang Jinmei
He Jing
3:25.012

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary (HUN)122418
2  Germany (GER)49215
3  Russia (RUS)4116
4  Poland (POL)1326
5  Belarus (BLR)1135
6  Czech Republic (CZE)1113
7  Serbia (SRB)1012
  Sweden (SWE)1012
9  Mexico (MEX)1001
  Slovakia (SVK)1001
11  Canada (CAN)0314
12  Ukraine (UKR)0224
13  China (CHN)0134
14  Great Britain (GBR)0101
  Italy (ITA)0101
  Slovenia (SLO)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
18  Lithuania (LTU)0022
  Romania (ROU)0022
20  Finland (FIN)0011
  New Zealand (NZL)0011
Totals (21 nations)27272781

ReferencesEdit