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Flat water Canoeing Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Flat-water Canoeing at Olympics: Canoeing is a sport event, where a canoe or kayak is paddled using only human muscle power. The history of the canoe and kayak can be traced back to thousands of years, when native people used these boats to travel, hunt and fish. In modern canoeing sport, both canoes and kayaks may be closed-decked. The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is the governing body of canoeing at the international level.


Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Flat Water Canoeing 2012 Summer Olympics Schedule


DateTimeVenueEvent
6th August 09:30 - 11:50Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Single (C1) 1000m: heats, semi-finals
  • Men's Kayak Single (K1) 1000m: heats, semi-finals
  • Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m: heats, semi-final
  • Women's Kayak Four (K4) 500m: heats, semi-final
  • 7th August 09:30 - 11:55Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Double (C2) 1000m: heats, semi-final
  • Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m: heats, semi-final
  • Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m: heats, semi-finals
  • Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m: heats, semi-final
  • 8th August 09:30 - 11:15Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Single (C1) 1000m: final, victory ceremony
  • Men's Kayak Single (K1) 1000m: final, victory ceremony
  • Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m: final, victory ceremony
  • Women's Kayak Four (K4) 500m: final, victory ceremony
  • 9th August 09:30 - 11:15Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Double (C2) 1000m: final, victory ceremony
  • Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m: final, victory ceremony
  • Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m: final, victory ceremony
  • Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m: final, victory ceremony
  • 10th August 09:30 - 11:55Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Single (C1) 200m: heats, semi-finals
  • Men's Kayak Single (K1) 200m: heats, semi-finals
  • Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m: heats, semi-final
  • Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m: heats, semi-finals
  • 11th August 09:30 - 11:20Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Men's Canoe Single (C1) 200m: final, victory ceremony
  • Men's Kayak Single (K1) 200m: final, victory ceremony
  • Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m: final, victory ceremony
  • Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m: final, victory ceremony

  • In the flat-water canoeing events, the race is held on a straight course. The race is contested at three distances-200 meter, 500 meter and 1000 meter. Separate lanes are used for each canoes or kayaks. There are various events contested by men and women in the flat-water canoeing event.


    Flat-water Canoeing in the Summer Games: Flat-water canoeing was held as a demonstration sport at the 1924 Paris Summer Games. The event got the status of a full medal sport in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Women contest only in kayak. Men contest in both canoe and kayak.


    Categories of Flat-water Canoeing: The categories of flat-water canoeing events included in the Olympic schedule are-


    • C-1 (canoe single) 1000 meter for men
    • C-1 (canoe single) 500 meter for men
    • C-2 (canoe double) 1000 meter for men
    • C-2 (canoe double) 500 meter for men
    • K-1 (kayak single) 1000 meter for men
    • K-1 (kayak single) 500 meter for men
    • K-2 (kayak double) 1000 meter for men
    • K-2 (kayak double) 500 meter for men
    • K-4 (kayak four) 1000 meter for men
    • K-1 (kayak single) 500 meter for women
    • K-2 (kayak double)500 meter for women
    • K-4 (kayak four) 500 meter for women

    Rules of Flat-water Canoeing: The International Canoe Federation or ICF is authorized to set rules for the flat-water canoeing event. Some of the rules followed during the international competitions are-


    • Structure of the canoes and kayaks used during the race is specified by the ICF.
    • The boats must be paddled using muscle power. Use of any other propelling device is prohibited.
    • The whole event should be strictly under supervision of the judges appointed during the race.
    • The time should be kept using fully electronic timing devices.
    • The race can be held between minimum three canoers or kayakers.
    • If the number of entries exceeds nine, then heats are arranged. Toppers of the heats move forward to the finals.
    • The race course should be properly marked.
    • Using of illegal means to win the race is considered to be a punishable offence. The paddler found guilty can be disqualified from the competition.
    • Using external assistance during the race is prohibited.

    Medal winners in Flat-water Canoeing: Andreas Dittmer, David Cal Figueroa, Maxim Opalev, Attila Vajda, Adam van Koeverden, Nathan Baggaley, Ian Wynne, Eirik Veras Larsen, Ben Fouhy, Ivans Klementjevs, Josef Holecek and Gyorgy Kolonics are some of the leading male canoers in the field of flat-water canoeing competition. Some of the female canoers Natasa Janic, Josefa Idem Guerrini, Caroline Brunet, Elena Kaliska, Rebecca Giddens, Josefa Idem, Caroline Brunet, Rita Koban, Helen Reeves and Stepanka Hilgertova.


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    Last updated on: May 23, 2016



    Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

    Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

    In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

    Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

     

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