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Sprint

The classic test of speed and power

In Flatwater Racing sprint events, paddlers race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane, over three different distances : 200 m, 500 m and 1000 m. In a kayak, the paddler is seated and uses a two-blade paddle, while in a canoe, the paddler is kneeling on one knee, and uses a single blade paddle. There are kayak events, for men and women, in single (K1), double (K2) and four boats (K4), and canoe events for men in single (C1), double (C2) and four boats (C4) and recently also for women.

This form of racing became an Olympic discipline in 1936 and its programme includes events over 200 m and 1000 m for men and 200 m and 500 m for women.

Except of sprint categories canoeists race also in long distances. At World Championships and European Championships these are 5000 m, only single boats are used. Long distances are also very popular for mass competitions, e.g. Sella Descent in Spain.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

2020 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
June 4. - 7. 2020, Bascov, ROU
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
July 2. - 5. 2020, Moscow, RUS
2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
January 1. 2021, Duisburg, GER
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
January 1. 2021, Poznan, POL
2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe ...
January 1. 2022, Zagreb, CRO
All competitions

NEWS

2019 Canoe Sprint World rankings released
2019 Canoe Sprint World rankings released

International Canoe Federation released canoe sprint world ranking for the season 2019 based on points from two World Cup races in Poznan (POL) and Duisburg (GER) as well as World Championships in Szeged (HUN). European paddlers are among the best.

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Olympic Hopes regatta in Bratislava concluded with 200 metres races
Olympic Hopes regatta in Bratislava concluded with 200 metres races

International Canoe Sprint Olympic Hopes regatta with young paddlers from36 countries on the start line concluded with 200 metres heats, semifinals and finals. Young competitors from Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, Hungary, Portugal, Denmark, Canada and Kazakhstan recorded wins on the last competition day.

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Second day of Olympic Hopes in Slovakia brings 500 metres races
Second day of Olympic Hopes in Slovakia brings 500 metres races

The second competition day in Bratislava at the Canoe Sprint Olympic Hopes regatta brought the 500 metres events. Competitors from Serbia, Slovakia, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Belarus, Portugal, Germany, Kazakhstan and Canada stood on the top of winner’s podium.

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