Canoeing in History

Events in Sport

  • 1948-08-12 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
  • 1960-08-29 Swedish canoeists Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius win the K2-1,000m in 3:34.73 at the Rome Olympics; Fredriksson's 6th gold medal in 4 Olympic Games
  • 1972-08-30 Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events
  • 1984-08-10 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
  • 1984-08-10 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
  • 1984-08-11 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500
  • 1992-08-08 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 2016-08-16 New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington retains her K-1 200m Olympic title with a time of 39.864 at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-18 Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men's C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012
  • 2016-08-20 German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double
  • 2016-08-20 The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics
  • 2016-08-20 Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1919-12-21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyköping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1934-05-31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold 1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1955-05-10 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957-06-21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • 1958-11-14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-12-08 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1960-12-05 John Felton, Kyogle Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961-05-27 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1961-07-12 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-03-20 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • 1963-05-24 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963-09-05 Brandon Krovoza, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1964-05-11 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-08-01 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-03-20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-04-20 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965-07-04 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-10-06 David Spaulding, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1966-01-13 Joseph Harper, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-07-02 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-07-22 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966-09-11 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1967-02-03 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-03-20 Nikolay Bukhalov, Bulgarian canoeist (2 x Olympic gold 1992), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1967-11-05 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-12-28 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-04-14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-08-27 Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-01-31 Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969-05-09 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969-05-27 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-11-04 Katrin Borchert, Australian sprint canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Waren (Müritz), Germany
  • 1970-01-01 Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-07-18 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970-08-28 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970-10-07 Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970-12-31 Dan Howe, canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1971-05-07 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-06-03 Mark Parrish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1971-08-12 Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-01-08 Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-02-17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972-03-04 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • 1972-04-04 Jim Werland, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-07-04 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
  • 1972-07-27 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972-12-28 Adam Clawson, US slalom canoeist (Olympic-19th-96), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1973-09-09 Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-12-01 Mia Farrance, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1974-06-28 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974-07-24 Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in LaGrange, Illinois
  • 1975-04-24 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1976-01-13 Vaclav Batlik, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1976-04-23 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1976-09-21 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976-10-03 Nate Johnson, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1976-10-24 Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1979-06-17 Cawey Schau, canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1982-05-05 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • 1987-01-11 Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary

Deaths in Sport

  • 2006-07-05 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • 2008-07-15 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • 2013-05-13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56