Canoeing At the 2012 Summer Olympics
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Canoeing At the 2012 Summer Olympics

Canoeing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Canoeing (Slalom), London 2012.pngCanoeing (Sprint), London 2012.png
Pictograms for slalom (left) and sprint (right)
Venue Lee Valley White Water Centre (slalom)
Eton Dorney (sprint)
Dates 29 July to 2 August for slalom
6 to 11 August for sprint
Competitors 330

The canoeing races at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were contested in two main disciplines: the slalom, from 29 July to 2 August, and the sprint, from 6 to 11 August.[1] The slalom competition was held at the Lee Valley White Water Centre and the sprint events were staged at Eton College Rowing Centre, at Dorney Lake, known as Eton Dorney.

Around 330 athletes took part in 16 events. The men's 500m sprints were replaced by a 200m race; in addition, the men's C-2 500m was replaced by a women's K-1 200m sprint.[2] This was confirmed at an International Canoe Federation board meeting at Windsor, Berkshire, on 5 December 2009.[3] For the first time, women competed in two individual events in sprint canoeing. Because of the changes, the finals were spread over a three-day period instead of the traditional two days which had been in effect since the 1976 Games.[4] The most successful nation in the slalom was France, with two gold medals in the four events, followed by Great Britain with one gold and one silver. In the sprint, Hungary was the most successful with three gold, two silver and one bronze medal, while Germany topped the medal table overall, with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Qualification

A new qualification system was created for both slalom and sprint canoeing at the 2012 Games. The quotas were set for each event by the International Canoe Federation in July 2010.

Competition schedule

Eton Dorney, in Buckinghamshire, was the venue for the sprint discipline.
H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final
Slalom[5]
Event?/Date -> Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2
Men's C-1 H ½ F
Men's C-2 H ½ F
Men's K-1 H ½ F
Women's K-1 H ½ F
Sprint[6]
Event?/Date -> Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Men's C-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's C-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's C-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-1 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 200 m H ½ F
Men's K-2 1000 m H ½ F
Men's K-4 1000 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 200 m H ½ F
Women's K-1 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-2 500 m H ½ F
Women's K-4 500 m H ½ F
Jessica Fox competing at the 2012 Olympics in K1

Medalists

Overall table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 3 2 3 8
2  Hungary 3 2 1 6
3  Great Britain 2 1 1 4
4  France 2 0 0 2
5  Ukraine 1 2 0 3
6  Australia 1 1 0 2
7  Russia 1 0 2 3
8  Italy 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
11  Belarus 0 2 1 3
 Spain 0 2 1 3
13  Canada 0 1 2 3
14  Czech Republic 0 1 1 2
15  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
 Portugal 0 1 0 1
17  Slovakia 0 0 2 2
18  Poland 0 0 1 1
 South Africa 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Slalom

Sprint

Men

Women

Gallery

Gallery of some of the gold medalists in the canoeing events:

References

  1. ^ "Canoeing". 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Women's boxing for 2012 and golf and rugby proposed for 2016". 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Board of Directors Wrap Up in Windsor".[permanent dead link] - International Canoe Federation (5 December 2009) - Retrieved 18 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "ICF announces changes to the Olympic and World Championship Programmes." Archived 3 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. - International Canoe Federation (18 December 2009) - Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 2012. [dead link]

External links

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