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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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spurter890 added Ferenc Novák age 48 Ferenc Novák is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who has competed from the early 1990s to 2006. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he won a gold medal in the C-2 500 m event with teammate ...more

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spurter890 added age 29 Sebastian Brendel is a German sprint canoer who has competed since 2007. Brendel is the reigning Olympic champion at C-1000m. He has also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World ...more

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spurter890 added age 28 Marcus Gross is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s. He won a bronze medal in the K-2 500 m event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth. At the ...more

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spurter890 added age 49 Knut Holmann is a Norwegian sprint canoer competed from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won six medals. This included three golds, two silvers, and one ...more

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spurter890 added age 54 Susanne Gunnarsson is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won three medals with one gold and two silvers. ...more

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spurter890 added age 40 Zoltán Kammerer is a Hungarian sprint canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won three gold medals and a silver medal. Kammerer also twelve ...more

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spurter890 added age 40 Katrin Wagner-Augustin is a German sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. She is 5'11" tall, and weighs 161 pounds. Competing in four Summer Olympics, Wagner has six medals ...more

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spurter890 added age 32 Carolin Leonhardt is a German sprint canoer who competed in the 2000s. She won two medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens with a gold in the K-4 500 m and a silver in the K-2 500 m events. ...more

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spurter890 added age 56 Birgit Fischer is a German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games, a record she shares with Aladár Gerevich, spanning seven Olympiads: twice representing ...more

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spurter890 added Marcus Walz

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spurter890 added age 56 Agneta Monica Andersson is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, she won seven medals with three gold, two silvers, and ...more

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spurter890 added age 31 Danuta Kozák is a Hungarian sprint canoer. Danuta is Hungarian, she was born and lives in Hungary but has Polish roots. Danuta has competed since the late 2000s. She won a silver medal in ...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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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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spurter890 added age 46 Elena Kaliská is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has competed since the late 1980s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-1 event, earning them in 2004 and ...more

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spurter890 added age 53 Zsolt Gyulay is a Hungarian sprint canoer who competed from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won four medals with two golds and two silvers. Gyulay was also ...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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spurter890 added age 51 Anke Von Seck-Nothnagel is an East German-German sprint canoer who competed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, she won four medals with three golds and one ...more

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spurter890 added Max Rendschmidt

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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 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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spurter890 added Liam Heath age 33 Liam Heath is a British sprint canoeist. He was invited to train with the GB sprint canoe team in November 2009, at the age of 25, and entered his first senior season as a member of the team in ...more

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spurter890 added Ulrich Papke age 55 Ulrich Papke is an East German-German sprint canoer who competed from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. He won two medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with a gold in the C-2 1000 m ...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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spurter890 added age 31 Alexander Grimm is a German slalom canoeist who has competed since the early 2000s. He won gold in the K-1 event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Grimm subsequently won the 2009 Adidas ...more