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1970 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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1970 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 1970 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in Copenhagen, Denmark for the second time after hosting the event in 1950. This event was held under the auspices of the International Canoe Federation. Beginning at these championships, the event would be held on an annual basis in non-Summer Olympic years, a tradition that continues as of 2009.

The men's competition consisted of four Canadian (single paddle, open boat) and nine kayak events. Three events were held for the women, all in kayak.

This was the eighth championships in canoe sprint.

Medal summary



Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
C-1 1000 m  Tibor Tatai (HUN)  Jerzy Opara (POL)  Jiří Čtvrtečka (TCH)
C-1 10000 m  Tamás Wichmann (HUN)  Afansie Butelchin (ROU)  Nikolay Fedulov (URS)
C-2 1000 m  Romania
Ivan Patzaichin
Serghei Covaliov
Tamás Wichmann
Gyula Petrikovics
Boris Lubenov
Sachko Iliev
C-2 10000 m  Romania
Petre Maxim
Gheorghe Simionov
 Soviet Union
Valeriy Drybas
Andrey Chimish
Bernd Lindelöf
Erik Zeidlitz


Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m  Anatoliy Tischenko (URS)  Grzegorz Śledziewski (POL)  Jean-Pierre Burny (BEL)
K-1 1000 m  Aleksandr Shaporenko (URS)  Lars Andersson (SWE)  Grzegorz Śledziewski (POL)
K-1 10000 m  Viktor Carev (URS)  Erik Hansen (DEN)  Péter Völgyi (HUN)
K-1 4 x 500 m relay  Soviet Union
Nikolay Gogol
Anatoliy Tischenko
Anatoliy Kobrisev
Anatoliy Sedasov
Eugen Botez
Mihail Zaifu
Ion Jacob
Aurel Vernescu
Géza Csapó
István Csizmadia
Mihály Hesz
Jószef Svridó
K-2 500 m  Sweden
Lars Andersson
Rolf Peterson
Aurel Vernescu
Atanase Sciotnic
Gerhard Seibold
Günther Pfaff
K-2 1000 m  Austria
Gerhard Seibold
Günther Pfaff
Lars Andersson
Rolf Peterson
 East Germany
Klaus-Peter Ebeling
Joachim Mattern
K-2 10000 m  Soviet Union
Konstantin Kostenko
Vyacheslav Kononov
Imre Szöllösi
Vilmos Nagy
Costel Coşniţă
Vasilie Simioncenco
K-4 1000 m  Soviet Union
Yuriy Filatov
Valeriy Didenko
Yuriy Zhetchenko
Volodymyr Morozov
 East Germany
Uwe Will
Eduard Augustin
Klaus-Peter Eberling
Joachim Mattern
István Szabó
Peter Várhelyi
Csaba Giczi
István Timár
K-4 10000 m  Norway
Egil Søby
Steinar Amundsen
Tore Berger
Jan Johansen
 West Germany
Horst Mattern
Rainer Haines
Jochen Schneider
Erich Kemnitz
Kurt Lycjner
Willy Tesch
Åke Sandin
Hans Nilsson



Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m  Lyudmila Pinayeva (URS)  Mieka Jaapies (NED)  Petra Setzkorn (GDR)
K-2 500 m  West Germany
Roswitha Esser
Annemarie Zimmermann
 Soviet Union
Lyudmila Besrukova
Tamara Zhimanskaya
 East Germany
Petra Setzkorn
Petra Grabowski
K-4 500 m  Soviet Union
Lyudmila Besrukova
Tamara Zhimanskaya
Natalya Boyko
Nineli Vakula
 East Germany
Petra Setzkorn
Petra Grabowski
Ingeborg Loesch
Anita Nüssner-Kobuss
 West Germany
Roswitha Esser
Irene Pepinghege
Roswitha Spohr
Monika Bergmann

Medals table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 8 2 1 11
2  Hungary 2 2 3 7
3  Romania 2 3 1 6
4  Sweden 1 2 2 5
5  East Germany 0 2 3 5
6  West Germany 1 1 1 3
7  Poland 0 2 1 3
8  Austria 1 0 1 2
9  Norway 1 0 0 1
10  Denmark 0 1 0 1
11  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
12  Belgium 0 0 1 1
13  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
14  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
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