Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were contested in two main disciplines: canoe slalom, from 29 July to 2 August, and canoe 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–2 August (slalom)
6–11 August (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

Medal summaryEdit

By eventEdit


Games Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1
Tony Estanguet
Sideris Tasiadis
Michal Martikán
Men's C-2
Timothy Baillie
Etienne Stott
  Great Britain
David Florence
Richard Hounslow
  Great Britain
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
Men's K-1
Daniele Molmenti
Vavřinec Hradilek
  Czech Republic
Hannes Aigner
Women's K-1
Émilie Fer
Jessica Fox
Maialen Chourraut



Games Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 200 m
Yuriy Cheban
vacant [a] Ivan Shtyl
C-1 1000 m
Sebastian Brendel
David Cal
Mark Oldershaw
C-2 1000 m
  Peter Kretschmer
and Kurt Kuschela (GER)
  Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
and Andrei Bahdanovich (BLR)
  Alexey Korovashkov
and Ilya Pervukhin (RUS)
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
and Yury Postrigay (RUS)
  Raman Piatrushenka
and Vadzim Makhneu (BLR)
  Liam Heath
and Jon Schofield (GBR)
K-2 1000 m
  Rudolf Dombi
and Roland Kökény (HUN)
  Fernando Pimenta
and Emanuel Silva (POR)
  Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein (GER)
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
Games Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 200 m
Lisa Carrington
  New Zealand
Inna Osypenko
Nataša Dušev-Janić
K-1 500 m
Danuta Kozák
Inna Osypenko
Bridgitte Hartley
  South Africa
K-2 500 m
  Franziska Weber
and Tina Dietze (GER)
  Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Dusev-Janics (HUN)
  Beata Mikołajczyk
and Karolina Naja (POL)
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:

By nationEdit

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


  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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