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Kayaking Milestones


UK launches world's first rowing club
Kayaking becomes a performance sport at Paris Olympics
Kayaking officially entered the Olympic family. At the Berlin Olympics that year, kayaking (still water sprint)
It is listed as an official competition event.
Canoeing (slalom) appeared in the Munich Olympic Games, but it was not until Barcelona in 1992 that slalom returned to the Olympic Games.

Major adjustments to the Olympic Games at the Montreal Olympics, four small events were added to the kayak event, namely the 500-meter single kayak, the 500-meter double kayak, the 500-meter single rowboat, and the 500-meter double rowboat.

Famous players in the history of kayaking
Gert Frederiksen (Sweden)
From 1948 to 1960, Frederickson won six Olympic gold medals, including a three-peat in the 1,000-meter single kayak (1948, 1952, and 1956). At the same time, Frederickson also won the single and double kayak champions 10 times at the World Championships.
Nat Holman (Norway)
Holman won three gold medals in the Olympic canoe flat water competition, including two gold medals in the 500-meter single-person kayak and the 1,000-meter single-person kayak at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In addition, Holman also won four world championships (1990, 1991, 1993, 1995).
Birgit Fischer (Germany)

Fischer is the athlete with the most Olympic gold medals in kayaking history. In the 20 years from 1980 to 2000, Fischer won a total of 7 Olympic gold medals in a single kayak, double kayak, and 4-person kayak. In addition, Fischer has won 27 world championships.

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