August 2-7, 2021

schedule here


Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo Japan

Canoe sprint takes place on a flatwater course, with multiple canoes taking off at once and racing each other to the finish. Originally known as ‘flat water racing’, canoe sprint was a demonstration sport in the Paris 1924 Games before it became part of the Olympic programme at Berlin 1936 with nine men’s events over distances of 1,000m and 10,000m.

Tokyo 2020 Canoe Sprint Webpage

Sprint Events

  • Kayak Single (K-1) 200m (Men/Women)
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1,000m (Men)
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 500m (Women)
  • Kayak Double (K-2) 1,000m (Men)
  • Kayak Double (K-2) 500m (Women)
  • Kayak Four (K-4) 500m (Men/Women)
  • Canoe Single (C-1) 1,000m (Men)
  • Canoe Single (C-1) 200m (Women)
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1,000m (Men)
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 500m (Women)



Canoe Sprint Quotas:

Women’s C1 200m – berth secured by Katie Vincent

Kayak Sprint Quotas:

Women’s K4 500m – berth secured by Courtney Stott, Lissa Bissonnette, Natalie Davison, Michelle Russell

  • Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Andréanne Langlois, Michelle Russell, and Madeline Schmidt have provisionally secured a nomination to the Canadian Olympic Committee

Men’s K4 500 – berth secured by Mark de Jonge, Nicholas Matveev, Pierre-Luc Poulin, Simon McTavish

Team selection criteria



London 2012 – London, UK

K1 1000m – Silver (Adam van Koeverden)

C1 1000m – Bronze (Mark Oldershaw)

K1 200m – Bronze (Mark de Jonge)


Beijing 2008 – Beijing, China

K1 500m – Silver (Adam van Koeverden)

C1 1000m – Bronze (Thomas Hall)


Athens 2004 – Athens, Greece

K1 500m – Gold (Adam van Koeverden)

K1 1000m – Bronze (Adam van Koeverden)

K1 500m – Bronze (Caroline Brunet)


See more Canadian Sprint Canoe Olympic Medal Results here.


More info about Sprint Paddling here