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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.

at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Canoeing (Slalom), London 2012.pngCanoeing (Sprint), London 2012.png
Pictograms for slalom (left) and sprint (right)
VenueLee Valley White Water Centre (slalom)
Eton Dorney (sprint)
Dates29 July to 2 August for slalom
6 to 11 August for sprint
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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.


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
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
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


Overall tableEdit

1  Germany3238
2  Hungary3216
3  Great Britain2114
4  France2002
5  Ukraine1203
6  Australia1102
7  Russia1023
8  Italy1001
  New Zealand1001
11  Belarus0213
13  Canada0123
14  Czech Republic0112
15  Portugal0101
16  Slovakia0022
17  Poland0011
  South Africa0011
19  Lithuania0000
Totals (19 nations)16151647




Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m
details [a]
Yuriy Cheban
vacant Ivan Shtyl
C-1 1000 m
Sebastian Brendel
David Cal
Mark Oldershaw
C-2 1000 m
Peter Kretschmer
Kurt Kuschela
Andrei Bahdanovich
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
Alexey Korovashkov
Ilya Pervukhin
K-1 200 m
Ed McKeever
  Great Britain
Saúl Craviotto
Mark de Jonge
K-1 1000 m
Eirik Verås Larsen
Adam van Koeverden
Max Hoff
K-2 200 m
Alexander Dyachenko
Yury Postrigay
Raman Piatrushenka
Vadzim Makhneu
Liam Heath
Jon Schofield
  Great Britain
K-2 1000 m
Rudolf Dombi
Roland Kökény
Fernando Pimenta
Emanuel Silva
Andreas Ihle
Martin Hollstein
K-4 1000 m
  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
Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m
Lisa Carrington
  New Zealand
Inna Osypenko-Radomska
Nataša Dušev-Janić
K-1 500 m
Danuta Kozák
Inna Osypenko-Radomska
Bridgitte Hartley
  South Africa
K-2 500 m
Franziska Weber
Tina Dietze
Katalin Kovács
Natasa Dusev-Janics
Beata Mikołajczyk
Karolina Naja
K-4 500 m
  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


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


  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]
  7. ^ IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

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