Canoe Sprint is a fast paced discipline, demanding balance, technique, strength and endurance. It sees athletes compete head to head with each other on a regatta course.
Teams or individuals normally compete over 200m, 500m, and 1000m in either Kayak (K) or Canoe (C) with the winning boat being the first to cross the finish line.
It is one of only two Olympic Canoeing Disciplines.
The classes include Male and Female Kayaks K1, K2 and K4 and Canoes C1, C2 and C4. The number of paddlers within a boat is indicated by the figure beside the type of boat: K1 and C1 signifies an individual Kayak or Canoe race, K2 and C2 signifies a Kayak pair and Canoe pair race and K4 and C4 signifies a Kayak quartet and Canoe quartet race.
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