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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

22nd Ilinden International Canoe ...
August 18. - 20. 2022, Ohrid, MKD
2022 Multisport European ...
August 18. - 21. 2022, Munich, GER
2022 Olmpic Hopes - Canoe Sprint
September 8. - 11. 2022, Bratislava, SVK
2023 ECA Paracanoe and Junior/U23 ...
January 1. 2023, Montemor-o-Velho, POR
2023 European Games - Canoe Sprint
June 21. - 24. 2023, Krakow, POL
All competitions

NEWS

28 sets of medals awarded on the last day of the 2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European ...
28 sets of medals awarded on the last day of the 2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European ...

After four days of exciting racing at the 2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships in Belgrade the competition has concluded with A and B finals in 500 and 200 metres distances. Altogether 28 sets of medals were awarded on Sunday in Serbian capital city.

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Three gold medals for Hungary and Italy on day 3 in Belgrade
Three gold medals for Hungary and Italy on day 3 in Belgrade
The third competition day of the 2022 ECA Canoe Sprint European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, brought the first medal races. Ten finals in the 1000 metres events were held today and athletes from Hungary, Georgia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Ukraine won gold medals
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The finalists of the 1000 and 500m events in Belgrade are known
The finalists of the 1000 and 500m events in Belgrade are known

The second competition day at the 2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, brought 500 and 1000 metres semifinals as well as 200 metres heats. We have the names of those who will fight for the medals in 1000 and 500 metres A finals.

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