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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes in Canoe Racing  

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List of the best canoe racing Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous canoe racing event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic canoe racing Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest canoe racing Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best canoe racing athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

Examples of athletes on this list: Adam van Koeverden, Tim Wieskötter and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic canoe racing athletes?" and "Who is the best canoe racing competitor of all time?"
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age 36 Adam Joseph van Koeverden is a Canadian sprint kayaker. He was born in Toronto, Ontario to a Dutch father and a Hungarian mother. His home club is the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ontario, ...more

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Mark Oldershaw age 35 Mark Oldershaw is a Canadian sprint canoeist. Oldershaw won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is a third generation Canadian Olympic canoer, fifth ...more

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age 65 Mark Whitby, Esq, Prof, FREng, FICE, Hon FRIBA, is a British sprint canoer who competed in the late 1960s. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he was eliminated in the semifinals of K-2 ...more

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age 34 Carrie Ann Johnson is an American sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, she was eliminated in the semifinals of both the K-1 500 m and the ...more

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Sofia Paldanius age 39 Sofia Paldanius is a Swedish sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s. Her latest success is when she was fourth at the Olympic Games in London in K1 500 2012. She won four bronze ...more

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Karen Furneaux age 41 Karen Furneaux is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has been competing since 1988. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she won nine medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. This includes ...more

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age 36 Lutz Altepost is a German sprint canoeist who has competed since the late 1990s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Beijing in 2008. At the 1999 ...more

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Rami Zur age 41 Rami Zur is an American sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s for Israel and later for the United States. He competed for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics and for the United ...more

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age 39 Tim Wieskötter is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won a complete set of medals in the K-2 500 m event with Ronald Rauhe. ...more

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Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny age 33 Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny is a Canadian sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he finished fifth in the C-2 500 m event and sixth in ...more

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age 43 Michael Kolganov is a Soviet-born, Israeli sprint canoer and former world champion. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the K-1 500 m event at Sydney in 2000. He was ...more

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age 40 Markus Oscarsson is a Swedish sprint kayaker who has competed since 1995. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the K-2 1000 m event with a gold in 2004 and a silver in 2000. ...more

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Mylanie Barré age 38 Mylanie Barré is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has competed since the mid-2000s. She won a bronze medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 2003 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in ...more

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Angus Mortimer age 32 Angus Mortimer is a Canadian sprint kayaker currently attending Carleton University, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he represented Canada at the 2008 Summer ...more

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Emilie Fournel age 31 Émilie Fournel is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has competed since the late 2000s. She won a bronze medal in the K-1 4 x 200 m event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in ...more

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age 36 Thomas Hall is an Olympic sprint canoer from Canada. Born in Montreal, but raised in nearby Pointe Claire, Quebec, Hall is part of a water sport family that includes a mother who was an ...more

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Anders Gustafsson age 38 Anders Gustafsson is a Swedish sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s. He won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold and three silvers; K-1 1000 m: 2011. ...more

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Richard Dessureault-Dober age 37 Richard Dessureault-Dober, Jr. is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has competed since the mid-2000s. He won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver and a bronze. ...more

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Geneviève Beauchesne-Sevigny age 31 Geneviève Beauchesne-Sevigny is a Canadian sprint canoer who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 500 m ...more

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Ryan Cuthbert age 38 Ryan Cuthbert is a Canadian sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-2000s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he earned his best finish of ninth in the K-4 1000 m event at Athens in 2004.

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Kristin Ann Gauthier age 37 Kristin Ann Gauthier is a Canadian sprint kayaker who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she was eliminated in the semifinals of both the K-2 500 m and the K-4 ...more

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Rhys Hill age 32 Rhys Hill is a Canadian sprint kayaker who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he finished ninth in the K-4 1000 m event.

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Steven Jorens age 36 Steven Jorens is a Canadian sprint canoer who has competed since 1998. Competing in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, he earned his best finish of ninth in the K-4 1000 m event at Athens in

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Brady Reardon age 32 Brady Reardon is a Canadian sprint kayaker who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he finished ninth the K-4 1000 m event.

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Andrew Russell age 35 Andrew Russell is a Canadian sprint canoer who has paddled since he was a young boy, alongside his three brothers at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia's Banook Canoe Club. He won a silver medal in the C-4 ...more

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Andrew Willows age 38 Andrew Willows is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has competed since the mid first decade of the 21st century. He won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver and a ...more

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Chris Pellini age 34 Christopher Pellini is a Canadian sprint kayaker. He won a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in the men's K-4 1,000 metres event, alongside Angus Mortimer, Jeremy Bordeleau and Mark de ...more