27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Canoe sprint

Medal events at 2013 Summer Universiade

Overall number of medal events: 24
Technical handbook
  • Canoe 1,2,4: 200 m, 500 m, 1 000 m
  • Kayak 1,2,4: 200 m, 500 m, 1 000 m
  • Kayak 1,2,4: 200m, 500 m

Maximum number of boat entries for each category: 1 per nation.

Participating countries

  • AUS
  • BLR
  • BRA
  • HUN
  • GER
  • ESP
  • ITA
  • KAZ
  • CYP
  • KGZ
  • LAT
  • LTU
  • MEX
  • MDA
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SRB
  • SIN
  • SVK
  • SLO
  • TJK
  • UZB
  • UKR
  • FIN
  • CZE
  • KOR
  • RSA
  • JPN


Medal winning countries and medallists at Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 RUS 10 6 5 21
2 BLR 6 4 4 14
3 LTU 3 0 0 3

Canoe sprint was first featured at the 1987 Summer Universiade in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

The first canoeing competition was held on the Malaya Nevka River in 1871. Our national team first appeared in the 15th Olympic regatta (1952, Helsinki).
The Russian national team debuted at the European Championship in 1957 in Ghent, at the world championships - a year later in Prague.
The USSR national team brilliantly won the Olympic regatta in 1956 in Melbourne. Since that time the Soviet rowers started to compete for the leadership in the world. It led to the creation of a fundamentally new Soviet school of rowing and canoeing, not based on blind copying of the best foreign examples, but on the creative use of (in each case) original domestic rowing techniques and flexible tactics of racing. Rowing and canoeing became very popular in the USSR in the 1980s.
The USSR national team had 12 victories in the team event at 14 world championships. 110 USSR rowers are world and continental champions.

As for canoe sprint in Tatarstan, our rowers appeared at the very first Olympic Games where the USSR national team made its debut. Pioneers are Igor Feoktistov and Nikolay Teterkin, who placed 10th in the K2 10 km event (Helsinki, 1952).
The largest canoe sprint competition that was held in Kazan is the All-Russian University Canoe Sprint Championship that took place in summer 2011 in the newly constructed Rowing Centre, one of the most modern rowing facilities in Europe.

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Rowing Centre

Address: 14 Orenburgsky Trakt St