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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

Helena Wisniewska won Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award
Helena Wisniewska won Eugeniusz Pietrasik Olympic Hope Award

Polish Canoe Federation and its athletes were among the winners of the awards given by the Polish Olympic Committee for the sporting success in the season 2019.

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BULLETIN – 2020 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships
BULLETIN – 2020 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships

The 2020 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships will be organised in Pitesti – Bascov between 4th and 7th June 2020.

Bulletin is available here: https://canoe-europe.org/preview-file/bul-informativ_01-frkc-2020-eca-ult-08-3503.pdf Read more
Strahinja Stefanović won Spartak sports award
Strahinja Stefanović won Spartak sports award

21-year-old Serbian canoe sprinter Strahinja Stefanović ended an excellent year 2019 with an award Spartak. This award is given to the best athlete of the year in Vojvodina, autonomous province of Serbia, located in the northern part of Serbia.

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