Canoe Sprint

Paddler ready for a canoe sprint competition.
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Canoe Sprint

Albufera de Medio Mundo
ALTURA KM. 176.5 PANAMERICANA NORTE, VÉGUETA - HUAURA, LIMA
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MALE EVENTS
FEMALE EVENTS
K1 200m K1 200m
K1 1000m K1 500m
K2 1000m K2 500m
K4 500m K4 400m
C1 1000m C1 200m
C2 1000m C2 500m

 

MALE EVENTS
K1 200m
K1 1000m
K2 1000m
K4 500m
C1 1000m
C2 1000m
FEMALE EVENTS
K1 200m
K1 500m
K2 500m
K4 400m
C1 200m
C2 500m

 

Athlete is paddling in a canoe sprint competition.
Sport review

In Canoe singles (C1) and Canoe doubles (C2), athletes paddle on only one side of the canoe. When paddling in C1, they must use a steering “J” stroke to keep the boat straight. The kayak athletes row on both sides, since their boat has a rudder for steering, which is connected by cables to a steering control manipulated by the athlete’s feet. In these races, paddlers are in a striding position. The event takes place on a flatwater course, with three different distances: 200, 500 and 1000 meters. The winner is the first who crosses the finish line.  The city of Lunahuaná in Cañete will host this Pan American sport. 

Keywords

Blade: The wide and flat part of the paddle.

Bow: The front end of the boat.

Chute: An area where the course becomes constricted, resulting in a narrow tongue of water.
Stern: The back end of the boat.

C2: A canoe with two paddlers.

C4: A canoe with four paddlers.

K2: A kayak with two paddlers. 

K4: A kayak with four paddlers.

History

It is one of the most intense sports of the Games. Race distances: 200, 500 and 1,000 meters, where rowers test all their strength and intensity to glide over calm waters. Canoe sprint is part of the Summer Olympic Games from Berlin 1936 (male) and London 1948 (female) and was included in the Pan American Games since Indianapolis 1987 (male and female).

Athlete is paddling in a canoe sprint competition.

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Albufera de Medio Mundo
ALTURA KM. 176.5 PANAMERICANA NORTE, VÉGUETA - HUAURA, LIMA
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