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1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships were held in London, Great Britain. This event was held under the auspices of the International Canoe Federation, formed in 1946 from the Internationale Repräsentantenschaft Kanusport (IRK).

The men's competition consisted of four kayak events. One kayak event was held for the women. The women's distance was reduced from 600 m to 500 m at these championships. These events were extraordinary since they were not included in the 1948 Summer Olympics, also held in London.

This was the second championships in flatwater racing and the first one after World War II ended.

Medal summary

Men's kayak

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-1 500 m Gert Fredriksson (SWE) Lars Glasser (SWE) Poul Agger (DEN)
K-1 4 x 500 m relay Sweden
Lars Glasser
Lars Helsvik
Lennart Klingström
Gert Fredriksson
Ivar Mathisen
Iver Iversen
Hans Gulbrandsen
Eivind Skabo
Bernhard Jensen
Poul Agger
Ejvind Hansen
Johan Kobberup
K-2 500 m Finland
Thor Axelsson
Nils Björklöf
Alfred Christensen
Finn Rasmussen
Bernhard Jensen
Ejvind Hansen
K-4 1000 m Sweden
Hans Berglund
Lennart Klingström
Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström
Herbert Klepp
Paul Felinger
Walter Piemann
Albert Umgeher
Ludvík Klíma
Karel Lomecký
Ota Krouthil
Miloš Pech

Women's kayak

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
K-2 500 m Denmark
Karen Hoff
Bodil Svendsen
Marta Kohoutová
Růžena Košťálová
Fritzi Schwingl
Gertrude Liebhardt

Medals table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Denmark 1 1 3 5
2 Sweden 3 1 0 4
3 Austria 0 1 1 2
4 Czechoslovakia 0 1 1 2
5 Finland 1 0 0 1
6 Norway 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15


  • International Canoe Federation
  • 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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