Name
Olympics Canoe Sprint

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Current Season
2020

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Worldwide

Gender
Male

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Mens Kayak Single 200m Heat 2 (04 Aug 2021)
Mens Kayak Single 200m Heat 1 (04 Aug 2021)
Mens Kayak Single 200m Heat 3 (04 Aug 2021)
Mens Kayak Single 200m Heat 4 (04 Aug 2021)
Mens Kayak Single 200m Heat 5 (04 Aug 2021)
Womens Canoe Single 200m Heat 1 (04 Aug 2021)
Womens Kayak Double 500m Final A (03 Aug 2021)
Womens Kayak Single 200m Final A (03 Aug 2021)
Womens Kayak Single 200m Semi final 2 (03 Aug 2021)
Mens Kayak Single 1000m Semi final 1 (03 Aug 2021)

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Canoe sprint is a sport in which athletes race canoes or kayaks on calm water.

Overview
Race categories vary by the number of athletes in the boat, the length of the course, and whether the boat is a canoe or kayak. Canoe sprints are sometimes referred to as flat water racing. The distances recognized by the ICF for international canoe sprint races are 200m, 500m, and 1000m. These races take place on straight courses with each boat paddling in its own designated lane. Longer marathon races do exist, notably the 5000m (also an ICF-recognized distance) – these usually have athletes starting in a large pack at a start line before paddling around a set course with marked turning points (there are no assigned lanes). For each race a number of heats, semi-finals and a final may be necessary, depending on the number of competitors.

The sport is governed by the International Canoe Federation. The International Canoe Federation is the worldwide canoeing organization and creates the standard rules for the different disciplines of canoe/kayak competition. The ICF recognizes several competitive and non-competitive disciplines of canoeing, of which Sprint and Slalom are the only two competing in the Olympic games.

On the whole, Europe has dominated the sport, winning over 90% of all available medals.

The official boats recognized by the ICF as 'International Boats' are: K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4, where the number indicates the number of paddlers, “K” stands for kayak and “C” for canoe. The ICF rules for these boats define, among others, the maximum length, the minimum weight and the shape of the boats – for instance, a K1 must be 520 cm long and weighs at least 8 kg for marathons or 12 kg for sprints. Originally, width (beam) restrictions were also enforced; these were revoked in 2000, spurring a flurry of innovations in boat designs. Modern boats are usually made of carbon fiber, aramid fiber (e.g., Kevlar) with epoxy resin, or variants of high-performance fiber-glass.

Seasons

2020

Teams

Algeria Canoe S
-10

Argentina Canoe
-8

Australia Canoe
-5

Austria Canoe S
-9

Belarus Canoe S
-8

Belgium Canoe S
-8

Belize Canoe Sp
-10

Brazil Canoe Sp
-8

Canada Canoe Sp
-2

Chile Canoe Spr
-10

China Canoe Spr
-2

Cook Islands Ca
-9

Croatia Canoe S
-10

Cuba Canoe Spri
-9

Czech Republic
-8

Denmark Canoe S
-7

Egypt Canoe Spr
-9

France Canoe Sp
-4

Germany Canoe S
-4

Great Britain C
-7

Hungary Canoe S

Iran Canoe Spri
-10

Italy Canoe Spr
-8

Japan Canoe Spr
-9

Kazakhstan Cano
-8

Latvia Canoe Sp
-10

Lithuania Canoe
-10

New Zealand Can
-7

Norway Canoe Sp
-10

Poland Canoe Sp
-5

Portugal Canoe
-8

Romania Canoe S
-9

Russia Canoe Sp
-1

Samoa Canoe Spr
-9

Sao Tome and Pr
-9

Serbia Canoe Sp
-8

Slovakia Canoe
-10

Slovenia Canoe
-9

South Korea Can
-10

Spain Canoe Spr
-5

Sweden Canoe Sp
-9

Tunisia Canoe S
-8

Ukraine Canoe S
-5

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