Joaquina Costa Iglesias (born March 24, 1967 in Pontevedra) is a Spanish sprint canoer who competed in the early 1990s. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she finished ninth the K-2 500 m event while being eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 500 m event.
Pontevedra is a Spanish city in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of both the Comarca (County) and Province of Pontevedra, and of the Rias Baixas in Galicia. It is also the capital of its own municipality which is, in fact, often considered as an extension of the actual city.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from July 25 to August 9, 1992.
Adam Joseph van Koeverden is a Canadian sprint kayaker. He was born in Toronto, Ontario to a Dutch father and a Hungarian mother. He is an Olympic gold medallist in the K-1 500m category (2004) and a two-time world champion in K-1 500 (2007) and K-1 1000 (2011), winning four Olympic and eight world championship medals. His home club is the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Steven Sean Ferguson is a sprint canoeist, surf lifesaver and former swimmer from New Zealand.
Erika Mészáros is a Hungarian sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, she won two medals in the K-4 500 m event with a gold in 1992 and a silver in 1988.
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Aliaksei Abalmasau is a Belarusian sprint canoeist who has competed since 1998. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Beijing in 2008.
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The 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held 19–22 August 2010 in Poznań, Poland, on Lake Malta. This is the third time that the Polish city will host the championships, having done so previously in 1990 and 2001. Paracanoe and the women's C-1 200 m events that were exhibition events at the previous world championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, became official events at these championships.
Thomas Reineck is a West German-German sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two gold medals in the K-4 1000 m event, earning them in 1992 and 1996.
Gabriella Szabó is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s.
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Lars Glasser was a Swedish sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He won the silver medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Frank-Peter Bischof is an East German sprint canoer who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Montreal in 1976.
Harald Marg is an East German sprint canoeist, born in Magdeburg, who competed from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he won the gold medal in the K-4 1000 m event.
Martina Bischof is an East German sprint canoer who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She won a gold medal in the K-2 500 m event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Ryszard Oborski is a Polish sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He won ten medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds, two silvers, and five bronzes.
Sergey Kalesnik is a Soviet-born Belarusian sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. He won six medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds and three silvers.
Franziska Weber is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s.
Yvonne Schuring is an Austrian sprint canoer who competed in the late 2000s. Together with teammate Viktoria Schwarz, she won gold at the 2011 World Championships in the K-2 500 m event. She won a bronze in the same event at the 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Poznań with the same teammate.
The 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships was held in Račice, Czech Republic, from 23 to 27 August 2017.
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