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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 in single boats.

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.


ECA Competitions

2018 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe ...
June 8. - 10. 2018, Belgrade, SRB
XVIII Mediterranean Games 2018 - ...
June 28. - 29. 2018, Tarragona, ESP
2018 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
June 28. - July 1. 2018, Auronzo, ITA
FISU World University Championships ...
August 10. - 12. 2018, Szolnok, HUN
European Games - Canoe Sprint
June 18. - July 2. 2019, Minsk, BLR
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
July 11. - 14. 2019, Račice, CZE
2020 ECA Canoe Sprint European ...
January 1. 2020, Bascov, ROU
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Sprint ...
January 1. 2020, Linz, AUT
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NEWS

Milenko Zorić and Marko Tomičević Serbian athletes of the year
Milenko Zorić and Marko Tomičević Serbian athletes of the year

Serbian Olympic Committee awarded the best athletes of the year 2017 at a special ceremony held in the Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. In the best sportsman of the year category Marko Tomičević and Milenko Zorić received an award for their excellent results in the previous year and were named Serbian male athletes of the year.

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Bulletin No. 1 – 2018 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships
Bulletin No. 1 – 2018 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships

The 2018 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, between 8th and 10th June on Ada Ciganlija.

 

The first bulletin of the upcoming European Championships is available here: https://canoe-europe.org/preview-file/2018-ec-belgrade-bulletin-no-1-1419.pdf

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Marcus Cooper Walz and Adriana Paniagua paddlers of the year in Spain
Marcus Cooper Walz and Adriana Paniagua paddlers of the year in Spain

Royal Spanish Canoe Federation announced winners of the awards for the sporting achievements in the season 2017 which will be given to the best athletes at an annual gala event which will be held in January in Madrid. Male athlete of the year is Marcus Cooper Walz and female athlete of the year is Adriana Paniagua. Best athletes of the year are chosen by the members of the Board of Directors of the Royal Spanish Canoe Federation.

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