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ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships are an international event in canoeing organised by the International Canoe Federation. The World Championships have taken place every year in non-Summer Olympic years since 1970. Prior to November 2008, canoe sprint was known as flatwater racing.

Explanation of events

Canoe sprint competitions are broken up into Canadian 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 Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert"., or Script error: No such module "convert". 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 Script error: No such module "convert". distance.[1]

Host cities

Men's Canadian

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in men's Canadian.

Women's Canadian

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in women's Canadian.

Men's kayak

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in men's kayak.

Women's kayak

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in women's kayak.

Paracanoe

Please see List of ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships medalists in paracanoe.

Medals table

This medal table includes all events except the Paracanoe (formerly paddleability) and the Exhibition events. The current historical medal count of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships as the 2014 championships is as follows:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 23x15px Hungary 197 144 130 471
2 23x15px Germany (1938, 1991–) 111 84 67 262
3 23x15px Soviet Union (1950–91) 102 80 66 248
4 23x15px East Germany (1950–90) 73 36 36 145
5 23x15px Romania 51 76 67 194
6 23x15px Russia (1993–) 45 45 41 131
7 23x15px Poland 32 70 66 168
8 23x15px Sweden 31 37 43 111
9 23x15px Canada 27 21 22 70
10 23x15px Slovakia (1993–) 15 7 9 31
11 23x15px Spain 14 19 31 64
12 23x15px West Germany (1950–90) 14 19 24 57
13 23x15px Italy 13 18 14 45
14 23x15px Denmark 13 14 17 44
15 23x15px Norway 13 14 15 42
16 23x15px Belarus (1993–) 12 25 22 59
17 23x15px France 12 16 23 51
18 23x15px Australia 12 16 18 46
19 23x15px New Zealand 10 6 4 20
20 23x15px Czechoslovakia (1938–91) 9 15 21 45
21 23x15px Bulgaria 8 15 26 49
22 23x15px Ukraine (1993–) 8 10 24 42
23 23x15px Yugoslavia (1938–2002) 8 8 5 21
24 23x15px Great Britain 7 13 11 31
25 23x15px Lithuania (1990–) 7 5 9 21
26 23x15px Finland 7 3 3 13
27 23x15px Czech Republic (1993–) 6 24 12 42
28 23x15px Austria 5 6 13 24
29 23x15px United States 5 5 2 12
30 23x15px Azerbaijan (1991–) 4 8 1 13
31 23x15px Cuba 3 4 7 14
32 23x15px Uzbekistan (1993–) 2 3 6 11
33 23x15px Serbia (2006–) 2 2 8 12
34 Template:Country data Israel (1948–) 2 1 2 5
35 23x15px Brazil 2 0 3 5
36 23x15px Latvia (1993–) 2 0 1 3
37 23x15px Belgium 1 3 2 6
38 23x15px Portugal 1 2 2 5
39 23x15px Mexico 1 0 1 2
40 23x15px Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006) 1 0 0 1
41 23x15px China 0 6 5 11
42 23x15px Netherlands 0 4 4 8
43 23x15px Argentina 0 3 2 5
44 23x15px Slovenia (1991–) 0 1 2 3
45 23x15px South Africa 0 0 2 2
46 23x15px Chile 0 0 1 1
Template:Country data Japan 0 0 1 1
Template:Country data Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Total 892 890 893 2675

Therese Zens represented Saar when she won a gold medal in 1954. This is recorded for West Germany in the official tables.

References

  1. ^ "About Canoe Sprint". International Canoe Federation. Retrieved 6 October 2010.