ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships are an international event in canoe racing, one of two Summer Olympic sport events organized by the International Canoe Federation (the other being the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships). The World Championships have taken place every non-Olympic year since 1970 and officially included paracanoe events since 2010; since 2012, paracanoe-specific editions of this event (named ICF Paracanoe World Championships) have been held in Summer Paralympic years.

ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-year
Frequencyannual
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1938 (1938)

Prior to November 2008, canoe sprint was known as flatwater racing.

Explanation of eventsEdit

Canoe sprint competitions are broken up into canoe (C), an open canoe with a single-blade paddle, or in kayaks (K), a closed canoe with a double-bladed paddle. Each canoe or kayak can hold one person (1), two people (2), or four people (4). For each of the specific canoes or kayaks, such as a K-1 (kayak single), the competition distances can be 200 metres (660 ft), 500 metres (1,600 ft), 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), or 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) long. When a competition is listed as a C-2 500 m event as an example, it means two people are in a canoe competing at a 500 metres (1,600 ft) distance.[1]

Paracanoe competitions are contested in either a va'a (V), an outrigger canoe (which includes a second pontoon) with a single-blade paddle, or in a kayak (as above). All international competitions are held over 200 metres in single-man boats, with three event classes in both types of vessel for men and women depending on the level of an athlete's impairment. The lower the classification number, the more severe the impairment is – for example, VL1 is a va'a competition for those with particularly severe impairments.[2]

SummaryEdit

  ICF Paracanoe World Championships (paracanoe events only)

  • Events exclude Exhibition events.
Edition Year Host City Host Country Events
1 1938 Vaxholm   Sweden 12
2 1948 London   Great Britain 5
3 1950 Copenhagen   Denmark 15
4 1954 Mâcon   France 15
5 1958 Prague   Czechoslovakia 15
6 1963 Jajce   Yugoslavia 16
7 1966 East Berlin   East Germany 16
8 1970 Copenhagen   Denmark 16
9 1971 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 18
10 1973 Tampere   Finland 18
11 1974 Mexico City   Mexico 18
12 1975 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 18
13 1977 Sofia   Bulgaria 18
14 1978 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 18
15 1979 Duisburg   West Germany 18
16 1981 Nottingham   Great Britain 18
17 1982 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 18
18 1983 Tampere   Finland 18
19 1985 Mechelen   Belgium 18
20 1986 Montréal   Canada 18
21 1987 Duisburg   West Germany 18
22 1989 Plovdiv   Bulgaria 22
23 1990 Poznań   Poland 22
24 1991 Paris   France 22
25 1993 Copenhagen   Denmark 22
26 1994 Mexico City   Mexico 24
27 1995 Duisburg   Germany 24
28 1997 Dartmouth   Canada 26
29 1998 Szeged   Hungary 26
30 1999 Milan   Italy 26
Edition Year Host City Host Country Events
31 2001 Poznań   Poland 27
32 2002 Seville   Spain 27
33 2003 Gainesville   United States 27
34 2005 Zagreb   Croatia 27
35 2006 Szeged   Hungary 27
36 2007 Duisburg   Germany 27
37 2009 Dartmouth   Canada 27
38 2010 Poznań   Poland 28 + 7
39 2011 Szeged   Hungary 29 + 8
2012 Poznań   Poland 11
40 2013 Duisburg   Germany 29 + 12
41 2014 Moscow   Russia 29 + 12
42 2015 Milan   Italy 26 + 12
2016 Duisburg   Germany 12
43 2017 Račice   Czech Republic 27 + 12
44 2018 Montemor-o-Velho   Portugal 30 + 12
45 2019 Szeged   Hungary 30 + 12
2020 Duisburg   Germany
46 2021 Copenhagen   Denmark 28 + 12
47 2022 Dartmouth   Canada
48 2023 Duisburg   Germany
49 2025 Milan   Italy

NoteEdit

  • The 2020 ICF Paracanoe World Championships were cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Lists of medalistsEdit

Medal tableEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is Canoe Sprint?". International Canoe Federation. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ "What is Paracanoe?". International Canoe Federation. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ "ICF updates status of events due to coronavirus concerns". Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive. 8 April 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2021.