Kayaking in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1914-11-12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1919-12-21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1936-01-14 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972)
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-07-18 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1943-12-15 Mihaly Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1946-02-16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics-96), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-06-01 Cathy Hearn, slalom kayaker (Olympics-7th-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-06-07 Phillipe Boccara, US sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1958-12-02 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1959-12-02 Greg Barton, kayaker (Olympics-2 gold-88)
  • 1960-07-26 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1960-09-30 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1961-01-05 Curt Bader, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • 1961-05-27 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1962-02-25 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1962-07-12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-08-01 Traci Phillips, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963-09-18 Rich Weiss, US slalom single kayaker (Olympics-6th-96), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1963-12-27 Dana Chladek, Czech-American slalom kayaker (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1996), born in Děčín, Czech Republic
  • 1964-07-02 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964-08-06 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-09-25 Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1964-12-31 Klari MacAskill, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1965-03-04 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-05-10 Jim Schreiner, Kailua Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1965-11-13 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1966-03-06 Cliff Meidl, Redondon Beach California, sprint kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1967-03-23 David Ford, kayaker (Olympics-15-92, 96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967-11-08 Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1968-03-19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-05-22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-12-04 Mike Barrowman, kayak/200m breast stroke (Oly-g-92, 96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1969-03-20 Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-silver-96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1969-05-22 Tim Wiley, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • 1969-07-05 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969-08-07 Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969-08-12 Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969-08-29 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1970-04-01 Wyatt Jones, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1970-04-18 Peter Giles, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1970-06-03 Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-11-30 Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971-03-07 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-04-28 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971-05-15 Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayaker (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1971-07-06 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-03-21 Chris Ball, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1972-03-31 Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-07-30 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972-11-02 Marie Josee Gibeau, Lachine Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-01-24 Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-09-07 Sam Couch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1974-02-02 David Buck, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1975-02-11 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1976-04-08 Jim Farnum, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1976-06-30 Brian Rocheleleau, kayak (alt-olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1977-10-05 Lia Rousset, American sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Alhambra, California