Zhao Xiaoli (born August 15, 1971) is a Chinese sprint canoer who competed in the early 1990s. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she finished fifth in the K-4 500 m event and seventh in the K-2 500 m event.
Adam Joseph van Koeverden is a Canadian sprint kayaker and politician. 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.
Steven Sean Ferguson is a sprint canoeist, surf lifesaver and former swimmer from New Zealand.
Vadzim Henadzevich Makhneu or Vadim Makhnev Russian: Вадим Махнев; born 21 December 1979) is a Belarusian flatwater canoeist who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won four medals with a gold, a silver and two bronzes.
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.
The 2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Zagreb, Croatia, in August 2005.
Ronald Rauhe is a German sprint canoeist who has competed since 1997. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won a complete set of medals in the K-2 500 m event. Rauhe has won 13 world championship gold medals, the most by a male kayaker; now with 23 World medals, in 2011 he exceeded the 20 of his compatriot, Torsten Gutsche.
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.
Canoeing has been featured as competition sports in the Summer Olympic Games since the 1936 Games in Berlin, although they were demonstration sports at the 1924 Games in Paris. There are two disciplines of canoeing in Olympic competition: slalom and sprint.
Christopher Paul MacDonald is a New Zealand sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. He is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most successful international athletes and holds innumerable international speed records in canoeing.
The 2007 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Duisburg, Germany on August 9–12, 2007 for the record-tying fourth time. The German city had hosted the championships previously in 1979, 1987, and 1995. It tied Duisburg with Belgrade, Serbia who hosted in 1971, 1975, 1978, and 1982.
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.
Gabriella Szabó is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s.
Danuta Kozák is a Hungarian sprint canoer. Her mother is of Polish descent. She has won one silver and five Olympic gold medals, three of which in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, making her the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
Carrie Ann Johnson is an American sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s.
The 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships was held in Račice, Czech Republic, from 23 to 27 August 2017.
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