Canoe Sprint

Canoe sprint made its first appearance in the FISU sports programme at the Zagreb Summer Universiade in 1987, as an optional sport. In 1998 the sport was added to the World University Championships programme.

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2018
8th WUC Canoe Sprint

Szeged, HUN

2016

Montemor-o-Velho (POR)

2013

 Kazan (RU), 6/7 - 17/07

Canoe Sprint

 FISU Technical Delegates

Zeljko RAJKOVIC (SRB)

Siarhei SHABLYKA (BLR)

 

International Federation

International Canoe Federation

 

FISU Regulations

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The History of Canoe Sprint in FISU

Canoe sprint made its first appearance in the FISU sports programme at the Zagreb Summer Universiade in 1987, as an optional sport. The competitions were organised in Jarun on an arm of the Sava River, where in early times the first inhabitants used to travel by kayaks. The participants faced appalling weather conditions during the championship. The competitions were led by the Soviet and Romanian athletes. Among them, the great champion Aurel Macarescu stood out, taking the 500 and the 1,000 metres in the singles C1 race. In 1998 the top university specialists in this sport gathered for the first World University Championship in this discipline. The Hungarian team took six medals, five silver and one bronze, with impressive ease, thus ranking first in the number of medals taken, ahead of Poland and Romania. The second edition of the World University Championship was held in Bari, a modern industrial city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Sixteen countries with 125 male and 35 female athletes participated. The record number of participating countries and participants was successively broken in 2008 in Belgrade and later on in Poznan, with 23 participating countries and 190 competitors for both competitions. Canoe Sprint was also chosen as an optionnal sport in Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade with a record participation of  29 countries and 257 athletes!

 

 

Previous Events

 Statistics

 Edition

 Year

 Country

City

 N° of Countries

M

 W

Athletes

Officials

 Total

 1

 1998

 CRO

Zagreb

 18

 98

29

  127

 36

 163

 2

 2002

 ITA

 Bari

 16

 125

35

 160

 39

 199

 3

 2008

 SRB

 Belgrade

 23

 138

 51

 189

 57

 246

 4

 2010

 POL

 Poznan

 23

 149

 41

 190

 54

 244

 5

 2012

 RUS

 Kazan

 18

 135

 28

 163

 45

 208

 6

 2014

 BLR

 Minsk

 22

 154

52

 206

 53

 259

7

2016

POR

Montemor-o-Velho