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Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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.

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
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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

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.

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QualificationEdit

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 scheduleEdit

 
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

MedalistsEdit

Overall tableEdit

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

SlalomEdit

SprintEdit

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

GalleryEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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".[permanent dead link] – International Canoe Federation (5 December 2009) – Retrieved 18 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "ICF announces changes to the Olympic and World Championship Programmes." Archived 3 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. – International Canoe Federation (18 December 2009) – Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  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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