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ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Genre "Canoeing
Frequency Annual, except for Olympic years
Location(s) Varies (see "Host cities in prose)
Inaugurated 1949
Previous event "2017 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Next event "2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Participants Men and women
Organised by "International Canoe Federation

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 "Ocoee, "Tennessee from 20 to 23 September, but were canceled in the wake of the "September 11 attacks.[1]

Men race in single "kayaks (K1), solo "canoes (C1) and tandem canoes (C2) 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.

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Summary[edit]

Number Year City 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, "Maryland (near "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
31 "2007 "Foz do Iguaçu  "Brazil 8
32 "2009 "La Seu d'Urgell  "Spain 9
33 "2010 "Tacen  "Slovenia 9
34 "2011 "Bratislava  "Slovakia 10
35 "2013 "Prague  "Czech Republic 9
36 "2014 "Deep Creek Lake, "Maryland  "USA 10
37 "2015 "London  "United Kingdom 10
38 "2017 "Pau  "France 12
39 "2018 "Rio de Janeiro  "Brazil
40 "2019 "La Seu d'Urgell  "Spain
41 2021 "Bratislava  "Slovakia
42 2022 "Augsburg  "Germany

Men's canoe[edit]

Men's kayak[edit]

Mixed canoe[edit]

Women's canoe[edit]

Women's kayak[edit]

Most successful paddlers[edit]

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 2017 championships.

Men[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Michal Martikán  "Slovakia C1, C1 team 1995 2017 13 3 5 21
2 "Jon Lugbill  "United States C1, C1 team 1979 1991 12 1 0 13
3 "Richard Fox  "Great Britain K1, K1 team 1979 1993 10 0 1 11
4 "David Hearn  "United States C1, C1 team 1979 1995 8 5 0 13
5 "Alexander Slafkovský  "Slovakia C1, C1 team 2003 2017 8 2 0 10
6 "Fabien Lefèvre  "France,  "United States C1, C2, K1, C2 team, K1 team 2002 2014 7 5 2 14
7 "Matej Beňuš  "Slovakia C1, C1 team 2009 2017 7 0 1 8
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

Women[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi  "France K1, K1 team 1983 1995 8 2 0 10
2 "Štěpánka Hilgertová  "Czechoslovakia,  "Czech Republic K1, K1 team 1989 2015 7 5 2 14
3 "Jessica Fox  "Australia C1, K1, C1 team, K1 team 2010 2017 7 1 2 10
4 "Ludmila Polesná  "Czechoslovakia K1, K1 team 1961 1975 4 5 2 11
5 "Ursula Gläser  "East Germany K1, K1 team 1959 1965 4 1 0 5
6 "Jana Dukátová  "Slovakia C1, K1, K1 team 2006 2017 3 4 1 8
7 "Ulrike Deppe  "West Germany K1, K1 team 1969 1981 3 4 0 7
"Irena Pavelková  "Czech Republic K1 team 2002 2011 3 4 0 7
9 "Eva Setzkorn  "East Germany K1, K1 team 1953 1959 3 3 1 7
10 "Anne Boixel  "France K1, K1 team 1989 1997 3 3 0 6
"Mandy Planert  "Germany K1, K1 team 1997 2007 3 3 0 6

Most successful paddlers in individual events[edit]

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 2017 championships.

Men[edit]

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

Women[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Jessica Fox  "Australia C1, K1 2010 2017 5 0 1 6
2 "Ludmila Polesná  "Czechoslovakia K1 1961 1971 4 1 0 5
3 "Jana Dukátová  "Slovakia C1, K1 2006 2017 2 3 0 5
4 "Štěpánka Hilgertová  "Czech Republic K1 1997 2007 2 1 1 4
5 "Elizabeth Sharman  "Great Britain K1 1979 1987 2 1 0 3
"Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi  "France K1 1987 1993 2 1 0 3
7 "Angelika Bahmann  "East Germany K1 1971 1977 2 0 1 3
8 "Marietta Gillman  "United States Mixed C2 1975 1977 2 0 0 2
"Corinna Kuhnle  "Austria K1 2010 2011 2 0 0 2
10 "Fritzi Schwingl  "Austria K1 1949 1953 1 2 0 3
"Ulrike Deppe  "West Germany K1 1969 1981 1 2 0 3
"Mallory Franklin  "Great Britain C1 2013 2017 1 2 0 3

Medal table[edit]

As of the "2017 championships.[2]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  "France 55 54 36 145
2  "East Germany (1949–89) 49 42 30 121
3  "Czechoslovakia (1949–91) 33 45 41 119
4  "Czech Republic (1993–present) 27 20 18 65
5  "West Germany (1949–89) 25 26 26 77
6  "United States 25 23 19 67
7  "Germany (1991–present) 24 27 25 76
8  "Great Britain 24 16 31 71
9  "Slovakia (1993–present) 23 18 17 58
10  "Austria 15 12 12 39
11  "Australia 8 3 4 15
12   "Switzerland 7 9 18 34
13  "Slovenia (1993–present) 5 5 12 22
14  "Poland 4 11 11 26
15  "Italy 3 5 5 13
16  "Yugoslavia (1949–91) 2 5 7 14
17  "Canada 1 1 0 2
18  "Spain 0 1 6 7
19  "Brazil 0 1 1 2
 "Netherlands 0 1 1 2
21  "China 0 1 0 1
 "Croatia (1993–present) 0 1 0 1
23  "New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Total 330 327 321 978

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, Jason. "2001 World Championships Cancelled". American Whitewater. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Medal Statistics - World Championships Complete". 
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