ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
GenreCanoeing
FrequencyAnnual, except for Olympic years
Location(s)Varies (see Host cities in prose)
Inaugurated1949
Previous event2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
Next event2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
ParticipantsMen and women
Organised byInternational 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 Ducktown, Tennessee (East of Chattanooga) from 20 to 23 September, but were canceled in the wake of the September 11 attacks.[1]

Men race in single kayaks (K1) and single canoes (C1) 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.

The men's C2 event was removed from the World Championships before the 2018 edition.[2] The mixed C2 event was reinstated in 2017 after a 36-year hiatus. The extreme K1 events for men and women were first introduced in 2017.

Summary

Edition Year Host City Host 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, 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
Edition Year Host City Host Country Events
31 2007 Foz do Iguaçu  Brazil 8
32 2009 La Seu d'Urgell  Spain 8
33 2010 Tacen  Slovenia 9
34 2011 Bratislava  Slovakia 9
35 2013 Prague  Czech Republic 10
36 2014 Deep Creek Lake, Pittsburgh  USA 9
37 2015 London  United Kingdom 10
38 2017 Pau  France 12
39 2018 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 11
40 2019 La Seu d'Urgell  Spain 9
2019 Prague (Extreme)  Czech Republic 2
41 2021 Bratislava  Slovakia 10
42 2022 Augsburg  Germany
43 2023 London  United Kingdom
44 2025 Penrith, New South Wales  Australia
45 2026 Oklahoma City  USA

Lists of medalists

Most successful paddlers

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 2021 championships.

Men

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michal Martikán  Slovakia C1, C1 team 1995 2019 15 3 5 23
2 Jon Lugbill  United States C1, C1 team 1979 1991 12 1 0 13
3 Alexander Slafkovský  Slovakia C1, C1 team 2003 2021 10 3 1 14
4 Richard Fox  Great Britain K1, K1 team 1979 1993 10 0 1 11
5 Matej Beňuš  Slovakia C1, C1 team 2009 2021 9 0 2 11
6 David Hearn  United States C1, C1 team 1979 1995 8 5 0 13
7 Fabien Lefèvre  France,  United States C1, C2, K1, C2 team, K1 team 2002 2014 7 5 2 14
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

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jessica Fox  Australia C1, K1, Extreme K1, C1 team, K1 team 2010 2021 11 3 2 16
2 Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi  France K1, K1 team 1983 1995 8 2 0 10
3 Štěpánka Hilgertová  Czechoslovakia,  Czech Republic K1, K1 team 1989 2015 7 5 2 14
4 Mallory Franklin  Great Britain C1, K1, C1 team, K1 team 2013 2021 5 5 1 11
5 Ludmila Polesná  Czechoslovakia K1, K1 team 1961 1975 4 5 2 11
6 Kimberley Woods  Great Britain K1, C1 team, K1 team 2015 2021 4 1 2 7
7 Ursula Gläser  East Germany K1, K1 team 1959 1965 4 1 0 5
8 Jana Dukátová  Slovakia C1, K1, K1 team 2006 2021 3 4 2 9
9 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

Most successful paddlers in individual events

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 2021 championships.

Men

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

Rank Athlete Country Event(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jessica Fox  Australia C1, K1, Extreme K1 2010 2021 8 2 1 11
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 Mallory Franklin  Great Britain C1, K1 2013 2021 1 5 0 6

Medal table

As of the 2021 Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France605637153
2 East Germany494230121
3 Czechoslovakia334541119
4 Czech Republic32262482
5 Germany30302989
6 Great Britain29203483
7 West Germany25262677
8 United States25232068
9 Slovakia25201964
10 Austria15121441
11 Australia125421
12  Switzerland791834
13 Slovenia661426
14 Poland5131230
15 Italy46515
16 Yugoslavia25714
17 Spain16815
18 Brazil1124
19 Canada1102
20 Russia0246
21 Netherlands0213
22 New Zealand0123
23 China0101
 Croatia0101
25 Argentina0011
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Totals (26 nations)3623593531074

See also

References

  1. ^ Robertson, Jason. "2001 World Championships Cancelled". American Whitewater. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "ICF to provide extra focus on C2 mixed slalom". CanoeICF.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.