ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Summary

The ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships are an international event in canoeing organized by the International Canoe Federation. The World Championships have taken place every year in non-Summer Olympic years since 2002. From 1949 to 1999, they had taken place in odd-numbered years. The 2001 championships were scheduled to take place in Ducktown, Tennessee (East of Chattanooga) from 20 to 23 September, but were canceled in the wake of the September 11 attacks.[1]

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
GenreCanoeing
FrequencyAnnual, except for Olympic years
Location(s)Varies (see Host cities in prose)
Inaugurated1949
Previous event2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Next event2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
ParticipantsMen and women
Organised byInternational Canoe Federation

Men race in single kayaks (K1) and single canoes (C1) both individually and in teams. Women race in K1 both individually and in teams and since the 2010 championships also in C1 individually. A team event was scheduled for those championships, but it was canceled because of weather conditions. The first women's C1 team event took place at the 2011 world championships, but no medals were awarded. The first medals in this event were awarded in 2013.

The men's C2 event was removed from the World Championships before the 2018 edition.[2] The mixed C2 event was reinstated in 2017 after a 36-year hiatus. The extreme K1 events for men and women were first introduced in 2017.

SummaryEdit

Edition Year Host City Host Country Events
1 1949 Geneva    Switzerland 8
2 1951 Steyr   Austria 8
3 1953 Meran   Italy 8
4 1955 Tacen   Yugoslavia 9
5 1957 Augsburg   West Germany 10
6 1959 Geneva    Switzerland 9
7 1961 Hainsberg   East Germany 8
8 1963 Spittal an der Drau   Austria 9
9 1965 Spittal an der Drau   Austria 10
10 1967 Lipno   Czechoslovakia 9
11 1969 Bourg St.-Maurice   France 10
12 1971 Meran   Italy 9
13 1973 Muotathal    Switzerland 9
14 1975 Skopje   Yugoslavia 9
15 1977 Spittal an der Drau   Austria 9
16 1979 Jonquière, Quebec   Canada 8
17 1981 Bala   United Kingdom 9
18 1983 Meran   Italy 8
19 1985 Augsburg   West Germany 8
20 1987 Bourg St.-Maurice   France 8
21 1989 Savage River, Pittsburgh   USA 8
22 1991 Tacen   Yugoslavia 8
23 1993 Mezzana   Italy 8
24 1995 Nottingham   United Kingdom 8
25 1997 Três Coroas   Brazil 8
26 1999 La Seu d'Urgell   Spain 8
27 2002 Bourg St.-Maurice   France 8
28 2003 Augsburg   Germany 8
29 2005 Penrith, New South Wales   Australia 7
30 2006 Prague   Czech Republic 8
Edition Year Host City Host Country Events
31 2007 Foz do Iguaçu   Brazil 8
32 2009 La Seu d'Urgell   Spain 8
33 2010 Tacen   Slovenia 9
34 2011 Bratislava   Slovakia 9
35 2013 Prague   Czech Republic 10
36 2014 Deep Creek Lake, Pittsburgh   USA 9
37 2015 London   United Kingdom 10
38 2017 Pau   France 12
39 2018 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 11
40 2019 La Seu d'Urgell   Spain 9
2019 Prague (Extreme)   Czech Republic 2
41 2021 Bratislava   Slovakia 10
42 2022 Augsburg   Germany 10
43 2023 London   United Kingdom
44 2025 Penrith, New South Wales   Australia
45 2026 Oklahoma City   USA

Lists of medalistsEdit

Most successful paddlersEdit

Top 10 male and female paddlers with the best medal record including the team events are listed below. Boldface denotes active paddlers and the highest number of medals per type, as of the 2022 championships.

MenEdit

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michal Martikán   Slovakia C1, C1 team 1995 2019 15 3 5 23
2 Jon Lugbill   United States C1, C1 team 1979 1991 12 1 0 13
3 Alexander Slafkovský   Slovakia C1, C1 team 2003 2022 10 5 1 16
4 Richard Fox   Great Britain K1, K1 team 1979 1993 10 0 1 11
5 Matej Beňuš   Slovakia C1, C1 team 2009 2022 9 1 2 12
6 David Hearn   United States C1, C1 team 1979 1995 8 5 0 13
7 Fabien Lefèvre   France,   United States C1, C2, K1, C2 team, K1 team 2002 2014 7 5 2 14
8 Manfred Merkel   East Germany C2, Mixed C2, C2 team 1959 1967 7 0 0 7
9 Pavol Hochschorner   Slovakia C2, C2 team 1999 2014 6 4 4 14
Peter Hochschorner   Slovakia C2, C2 team 1999 2014 6 4 4 14

WomenEdit

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jessica Fox   Australia C1, K1, Extreme K1, C1 team, K1 team 2010 2022 12 5 2 19
2 Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi   France K1, K1 team 1983 1995 8 2 0 10
3 Štěpánka Hilgertová   Czechoslovakia,   Czech Republic K1, K1 team 1989 2015 7 5 2 14
4 Mallory Franklin   Great Britain C1, K1, C1 team, K1 team 2013 2022 5 5 3 13
5 Ludmila Polesná   Czechoslovakia K1, K1 team 1961 1975 4 5 2 11
6 Jasmin Schornberg   Germany K1, K1 team 2006 2022 4 3 4 11
7 Kimberley Woods   Great Britain K1, Extreme K1, C1 team, K1 team 2015 2022 4 2 3 9
8 Ricarda Funk   Germany K1, K1 team 2015 2022 4 2 2 8
9 Ursula Gläser   East Germany K1, K1 team 1959 1965 4 1 0 5
10 Jana Dukátová   Slovakia C1, K1, K1 team 2006 2021 3 4 2 9

Most successful paddlers in individual eventsEdit

Top 10 male and female paddlers with the best medal record excluding the team events are listed below. Boldface denotes active paddlers and the highest number of medals per type. As of the 2022 championships.

MenEdit

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jon Lugbill   United States C1 1979 1989 5 1 0 6
2 Pavol Hochschorner   Slovakia C2 2002 2011 5 0 2 7
Peter Hochschorner   Slovakia C2 2002 2011 5 0 2 7
4 Richard Fox   Great Britain K1 1979 1993 5 0 1 6
5 Michal Martikán   Slovakia C1 1995 2017 4 3 4 11
6 Manfred Merkel   East Germany C2, Mixed C2 1959 1965 4 0 0 4
7 Fabien Lefèvre   France,   United States C1, C2, K1 2002 2014 3 3 1 7
8 Tony Estanguet   France C1 2003 2010 3 3 0 6
9 Manfred Schubert   East Germany C1 1957 1965 3 1 1 5
10 Günther Merkel   East Germany C2, Mixed C2 1959 1965 3 1 0 4

WomenEdit

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jessica Fox   Australia C1, K1, Extreme K1 2010 2022 9 4 1 14
2 Ludmila Polesná   Czechoslovakia K1 1961 1971 4 1 0 5
3 Jana Dukátová   Slovakia C1, K1 2006 2017 2 3 0 5
4 Ricarda Funk   Germany K1 2015 2022 2 1 2 5
5 Štěpánka Hilgertová   Czech Republic K1 1997 2007 2 1 1 4
6 Elizabeth Sharman   Great Britain K1 1979 1987 2 1 0 3
Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi   France K1 1987 1993 2 1 0 3
8 Angelika Bahmann   East Germany K1 1971 1977 2 0 1 3
9 Marietta Gillman   United States Mixed C2 1975 1977 2 0 0 2
Corinna Kuhnle   Austria K1 2010 2011 2 0 0 2
Andrea Herzog   Germany C1 2019 2022 2 0 0 2

Medal tableEdit

As of the 2022 Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France605739156
2  East Germany494230121
3  Germany35313298
4  Czech Republic34262484
5  Czechoslovakia334541119
6  Great Britain30223688
7  West Germany25262677
8  United States25232068
9  Slovakia25221966
10  Austria15121441
11  Australia137424
12   Switzerland791834
13  Slovenia771428
14  Poland5131331
15  Italy47617
16  Yugoslavia25714
17  Spain16815
18  Brazil1124
19  Canada1102
20  Russia0246
21  Netherlands0213
22  New Zealand0123
23  China0101
  Croatia0101
25  Andorra0011
  Argentina0011
  Russian Canoe Federation0011
Totals (27 nations)3723693631104

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robertson, Jason. "2001 World Championships Cancelled". American Whitewater. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "ICF to provide extra focus on C2 mixed slalom". CanoeICF.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.