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Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the canoeing at the 2016 Summer Olympics qualifying phase. Similar to 2012 format, a qualification system has been set up for both slalom and sprint canoeing at these games. The quotas have already been set for each event by the International Canoe Federation in August 2014.

Contents

SummaryEdit

NOC Slalom Sprint Total
K1
M
C1
M
C2
M
K1
W
Men Women Boats Athletes
K1
200
K1
1000
K2
200
K2
1000
K4
1000
C1
200
C1
1000
C2
1000
K1
200
K1
500
K2
500
K4
500
  Argentina X X X X 4 10
  Australia X X X X X X X X X X X 11 18
  Austria X X 2 2
  Azerbaijan X X X X 4 4
  Belgium X 1 1
  Brazil X X X X X X X X 8 10
  Bulgaria X X 2 2
  Canada X X X X X X X X X X 10 11
  China X X X X X X X X 8 10
  Cook Islands X X 2 2
  Cuba X X X X 4 6
  Czech Republic X X X X X X X X X 9 12
  Denmark X X X 3 5
  Ecuador X 1 1
  Egypt X X 2 2
  France X X X X X X X X X X 10 15
  Georgia X 1 1
  Germany X X X X X X X X X X X 11 16
  Great Britain X X X X X X X X 8 13
  Hungary X X X X X X X X X X X X 12 18
  Italy X X X X X X 4 4
  Japan X X X X 4 5
  Kazakhstan X X X X X X X X 8 13
  Latvia X X 2 2
  Lebanon X 1 1
  Lithuania X X X X 4 6
  Moldova X 1 1
  Morocco X 1 1
  Mexico X 1 1
  Mozambique X 1 2
  New Zealand X X X X X X X 7 9
  Nigeria X 1 1
  Palau X 1 1
  Poland X X X X X X X X X X X 11 14
  Portugal X X X X X 5 7
  Russia X X X X X X X X X X X X 12 17
  Samoa X 1 1
  São Tomé and Príncipe X 1 1
  Senegal X 1 1
  Serbia X X X X X X X 7 10
  Slovakia X X X X X X X X 8 12
  Slovenia X X X X X X 6 6
  South Africa X 1 1
  South Korea X 1 2
  Spain X X X X X X X X 8 11
  Sweden X X X X 4 5
  Tunisia X X X 3 3
  Turkey X 1 1
  Ukraine X X X X X 5 9
  United States X X X X X 5 6
  Uzbekistan X X X X 4 4
Total: 51 NOCs 21 15 10 19 12 12 7 7 11 10 9 8 14 14 9 12 179 314

SlalomEdit

For the slalom events, the men competed in C-1, C-2, and K-1. Women competed in K-1 only. Qualifications were allocated to NOCs, not to specific competitors. NOCs were limited to one boat per event. Qualification spots were earned as follows:

  • World Championships: The top placed boats (considering only one boat per NOC) earned their NOCs a qualification. 15 qualification spots were available in the K-1 events, 10 in the C-1, and 8 boats (16 athletes) in the C-2.
  • Continental Qualification Events: Only NOCs that did not earn qualification in a given event through the World Championships were eligible. For the K-1 and C-1 events, 1 qualification spot was available for each continent. For the C-2 event, only 3 total qualification spots were available; these were assigned to continents based on World Championship results: the best ranked non-qualifying NOCs from three different continents at the World Championships earned their continent one boat qualification place.
  • Host country: Brazil, as the host country, was guaranteed one entry in each event if not already qualified.
  • Tripartite Commission: Canoeing (both slalom and sprint) had a total of 2 qualification spots that would be awarded through Tripartite Commission invitations.
  • Reallocation: Unused quota spots were reallocated. In practice, this was used where one of an NOC's C-2 competitors also competed in the C-1 event, freeing up the athlete quota spot that NOC had earned in the C-1.

TimelineEdit

Event Date Venue
2015 Pan American Games July 18–19, 2015   Toronto, Canada
2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships September 16–20, 2015   Lee Valley, Great Britain
2015 African Canoeing Championships November 6–8, 2015   Sagana, Kenya
2016 Oceania Canoeing Championships February 19–21, 2016   Penrith, Australia
2016 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships April 23–24, 2016   Toyama, Japan
2016 European Canoe Slalom Championships May 13–15, 2016   Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Qualification tableEdit

Event Men's K-1 Men's C-1 Men's C-2 Women's K-1
Host nation   Brazil   Brazil   Brazil
2015 World Championships   Czech Republic
  Slovenia
  Germany
  Italy
  United States
  Poland
  France
  Azerbaijan
  Russia
  Great Britain
  Japan
  Austria
  Slovakia
  New Zealand
  Australia
  Cook Islands*
  Slovakia
  Slovenia
  Great Britain
  Germany
  France
  Poland
  Japan
  Russia
  Czech Republic
  United States
  Great Britain
  Poland
  Germany
  Slovenia
  France
  Slovakia
  Russia
  Czech Republic
  Spain
  Australia
  Germany
  Czech Republic
  Great Britain
  Slovakia
  New Zealand
  China
  Brazil
  Austria
  France
  Russia
  Slovenia
  Poland
  Japan
  Cook Islands*
2015 Pan American Games   Canada   Canada   United States   Canada**
  United States
2015 African Championships   Nigeria   Senegal   Morocco
2016 Oceania Championships   Australia
2016 Asian Championships   China   China   Japan   Kazakhstan
2016 European Championships   Netherlands
  Sweden
  Spain   Switzerland   Ukraine
Tripartite Invitation   Lebanon
Reallocation   Argentina
  Portugal
  Italy
Total 21 19 12 21

Italic: National federation has qualified a boat but the athlete that did this was already counted in another boat
* No continental qualifying race held as less than three nations are eligible.
** National federation is limited to two athlete quota places at a continental qualifying event.

SprintEdit

NOCs are limited to one boat per event, and in kayaking to 8 men and 6 women positions. Qualification enables an NOC to participate, not necessarily in the person of the paddler who gained the place. Quotas given are for boats.[2] Qualification spots were earned as follows:

  • World Championships: The top placed boats (considering only one boat per NOC) earned their NOCs a qualification. 8 boat qualification spots were available in the K-1 events (1 of which was reserved for the host country in the men's 1000 metre and women's 500 metre events), 6 in the K-2 events, 10 in the K-4 events, 7 in the C-1 events (1 of which was reserved for the host country in the 1000 metre event), and 6 in the C-2 event.
  • Continental Qualification Events: Only NOCs that did not earn qualification in a given event through the World Championships were eligible. For the K-1, C-1, and C-2 events, 1 boat qualification spot was available for each continent (except that Europe received 2 spots). For the K-2 events, Europe was guaranteed a boat qualification spot but only 3 total qualification spots were available for the remaining 4 continents; these were assigned to continents based on World Championship results: the best ranked non-qualifying NOCs from three different continents at the World Championships earned their continent one boat qualification place.
  • Host country: Brazil, as the host country, was guaranteed entries in certain events as listed in the World Championship section.
  • Tripartite Commission: Canoeing (both slalom and sprint) had a total of 2 qualification spots that would be awarded through Tripartite Commission invitations.
  • Reallocation: Unused quota spots were reallocated. In practice, this was used where some of an NOC's competitors in a larger boat category also competed in a smaller category, freeing up the athlete quota spot that NOC had earned in the smaller category.

TimelineEdit

Event Date Venue
2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships August 19–23, 2015   Milan, Italy
2015 Asian Canoe Sprint Championships November 4–7, 2015   Palembang, Indonesia
2016 Oceania Canoeing Championships February 12–14, 2016   Adelaide, Australia
2016 African Sprint Qualifier March 29 – April 2, 2016   Pretoria, South Africa
2016 European Sprint Qualifier May 18–19, 2016   Duisburg, Germany
2016 Pan American Sprint Qualifier May 19–20, 2016   Gainesville, United States

Qualification tableEdit

Event 2015 World
Championships
Continental qualification Total
Men Kayak Europe Americas Asia Africa Oceania
K-1 200 m   Canada
  France
  Sweden
  Lithuania
  Russia
  Ecuador
  Poland
  Czech Republic
  Argentina
  Serbia
  Spain
  Italy
  Latvia
  Brazil
  Cuba
  Kazakhstan   South Africa
  Egypt
  Australia 14
K-1 1000 m   Denmark
  Czech Republic
  Portugal
  Germany
  Belarus
  Australia
  Bulgaria
  Slovakia
  Serbia
  Belgium^
  Hungary
  Russia
  Spain
  Canada   Uzbekistan   Tunisia   New Zealand 14
K-2 200 m   Hungary
  Russia
  Serbia
  France
  Great Britain
  Germany
  Lithuania^
  Canada
  Spain   Brazil   South Korea   Australia 10
K-2 1000 m   Germany
  Australia
  Serbia
  Slovakia
  BelarusΔ
  France
  Lithuania^[3]
  Hungary   Cuba   Kazakhstan 10
K-4 1000 m   Argentina
  BelarusΔ
  Czech Republic
  Australia
  Hungary
  Kazakhstan
  Portugal
  Romania
  Russiaº
  Slovakia
  Spain
11
Event 2015 World
Championships
Continental qualification Total
Men Canoe Europe Americas Asia Africa Oceania
C-1 200 m   Belarus
  China
  Brazil
  Russia
  Lithuania
  Azerbaijan
  Hungary
  Portugal
  Ukraine^
  Spain
  Georgia
  Mexico   Kazakhstan
  Iran
  Tunisia   Cook Islands 13
C-1 1000 m   Germany
  Czech Republic
  Moldova
  Ukraine
  Russia
  Poland
  Hungary
  France^
  Latvia
  Italy
  Bulgaria
  Canada   Uzbekistan
  China
  São Tomé and Príncipe   New Zealand 13
C-2 1000 m   Brazil
  Hungary
  Poland
  Ukraine
  Russia
  BelarusΔ
  RomaniaΔ
  Czech Republic
  Moldova
  Cuba   Uzbekistan   Mozambique   Australia 12
Event 2015 World
Championships
Continental qualification Total
Women Europe Americas Asia Africa Oceania
K-1 200 m   New Zealand
  Poland
  Spain
  Azerbaijan
  Cuba
  Russia
  France
  Kazakhstan
  Hungary
  Serbia
  Slovenia
  Turkey
  Germany
  Sweden
  Slovakia
  Portugal
  Austria
  Canada   Uzbekistan   Egypt   Samoa 14
K-1 500 m   New Zealand
  Hungary
  China
  Poland
  Azerbaijan
  Slovenia
  Belarus
  Great Britain
  Portugal
  South Africa
  Canada
  Brazil*
  Germany
  Slovakia
  United States   Kazakhstan   Tunisia   Australia
  PalauTR
15
K-2 500 m   Hungary
  Serbia
  Germany
  Poland
  Russia
  China
  Denmark
  Romania^Δ
  Great Britain
  Sweden
  Austria
  Canada   Kazakhstan   Australia 10
K-4 500 m   Argentina
  Belarus
  Canada*
  China
  Denmark^
  France^
  Germany
  Great Britain
  Hungary
  New Zealand
  Poland
  Serbia
  Ukraine
11

^* Host quota

  • Italic: National federation has qualified a boat but the athlete that did this was already counted in another boat
  • TR: National federation has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission
  • ^: ICF decided that some of the events in Africa and Oceania needed to be reattributed to the World Championships lists because the events seen as invalid due to lack of eligible competitors.
  • º: ICF decided that two quota places were combined together and reallocated to the next best ranked NOC not qualified in a larger boat category, should they be available from team boats in the same gender and category.
  • Δ: On July 16, 2016, the ICF bans Romania and Belarus sprint teams for a year due to systemic doping.[4]
  • On July 25, the ICF revoked four entries held by Russia, as a response to the previous doping bans and to the implications in the 'disappearing positive methodology' set out in the McClaren Report on the nation's state-sponsored doping.[5]
  • *: Canada qualified a composite boat, as it qualified four athlete quotas in the other three women's kayak events.

ReferencesEdit