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Canoe Sprint Racing is one of the best-known competitive canoeing disciplines in Australia. This is probably due to its inclusion in the Olympic Games since 1936 and Australia’s involvement in All Olympics from the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.  Canoe Sprint Racing is all about speed on flat water over distances of 200 metres, 500 metres and 1000 metres.  The crafts that have developed are sleek and fast but unstable.

Canoe Sprint kayakers use specially designed boats allowing paddles for extra power and efficiency.

Canoe Sprint is contested in both kayaks and canoes. Canoe Sprint kayaking includes the K1, K2 and K4 classes while the canoe classes are C1, C2 and C4 (non-olympic).  Both men and women compete in kayaks, with women’s canoeing to premier on the Olympic program in Tokyo 2020.

Canoe Sprint Racing at the Olympic Games is contested over 200, 500 and 1000 metres.  However, not every event is contested over each distances. At other national and international events, canoe sprint racing is also contested over 5000m.

The canoe and kayak events raced at the Olympic Games are Men’s K1, K2, and C1 and C2 over 1000 metres.  Over 500 metres the events are Men’s K4 and Women’s K2 and K4 as well as Women’s C2. Over 200 metres the events are the Men’s K1 200, Women’s K1 200 and C1 200.

At the annual World Championships and Australian Championships, Men’s and Women’s K1, K2 and K4 are raced over all three distances. The Men’s C1, C2 and C4 events are all run over 200 metres, 500 metres and 1000 metres.

Australia has a high world ranking in Canoe Sprint Racing usually in the top 5 nations at a World Championships or Olympic Games.

Australia’s international success has produced a number of World and Olympic Champions.  Clint Robinson was Australia’s first Olympic gold medalist in Canoe Sprint Racing in 1992. Robinson won the K1 1000m final in Barcelona.  Clint came close to defending that gold in Atlanta in 1996 but came away with the bronze. Two other bronze medals made 1996 Australia’s best Olympic Games results ever for Canoe Sprint Racing.

Among Australia’s World Champions from Canoe Sprint Racing are Daniel Collins and Andrew Trim as well as Anna Wood and Katrin Borchert.  Both of these pairs won World Championships in the K2 events in 1997 and 1998.  Trim & Collins won the K2 500m in 1997, whilst Wood and Borchert claimed double gold (the WK2 500m and WK2 1000m) in 1998.

Clint Robinson and Nathan Baggaley are Australia’s other World Champions claiming the gold medal in the K1 1000m in 1994 and K1 500m in 2002 and 2003 respectively.  Australia has won many other medals at the international level.

At the Athens Olympic Games, Australia’s Men’s Kayak Team came away ranked third in the world.  Nathan Baggaley bagged 2 silver medals in the K1 500m paired with Clint Robinson for the K2 500m and also came fourth in the K1 1000m.  Daniel Collins paired with new partner David Rhodes to take fourth in the K2 1000m.
At the Beijing Olympic Games, Australia came away with three medals. Ken Wallace won Gold and Bronze in the Men’s K1 500m and the K1 1000m. Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek and Lyndsie Fogarty won Bronze in the Women’s K4 500m.

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