READY STEADY TOKYO - Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe



Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe


Sea Forest Waterway


12 September 2019

Canoe Sprint

Qualifying 9:00~

9:00~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m H 1~3

9:15~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m H 1~3

9:30~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m H 1~3

10:05~ Women's Kayak Double(WK2)500m H 1~2

10:17~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m H 1~2

Quaterfinals 11:00~

11:00~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m QF 1~2

11:10~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m QF 1~2

11:20~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m QF 1~2

11:50~ Women's Kayak Double(WK2)500m QF 1~2

12:02~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m QF 1~2


Qualifying 12:45~

12:45~ Men's Kayak(MKL1)200m H1~2

12:55~ Women's Va'a(WVL2)200m H1~2

13:05~ Men's Kayak(MKL2)200m H1~2

13:15~ Men's Kayak(MKL3)200m H1~2

Quaterfinals 13:50~

13:50~ Men's Kayak(MKL1)200m SF1~2

14:00~ Women's Va'a(WVL2)200m SF1

14:05~ Men's Kayak(MKL2)200m SF1~2

14:15~ Men's Kayak(MKL3)200m SF1~2

13 September 2019

Canoe Sprint

Semi final 9:00~

9:00~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m SF 1~2

9:10~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m SF 1~2

9:20~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m SF 1~2

9:50~ Women's Kayak Double(WK2)500m SF 1~2

10:02~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m SF 1~2

Final 10:30~

10:30~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m FB

10:35~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m FA

10:43~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m FB

10:48~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m FA

10:54~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)200m Medals

11:02~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m FB

11:09~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m FA

11:18~ Women's Canoe Single(WC1)200m Medals

11:26~ Women's Kayak Double(WK2)500m FB

11:32~ Women's Kayak Double(WK2)500m FA

11:39~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)1000m Medals

11:47~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m FB

11:54~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m FA

12:03~ Men's Kayak(WK2)500m Medals

12:09~ Men's Canoe Double(MC2)1000m Medals


Final 12:30~

12:30~ Men's Kayak(MKL1)200m FB

12:35~ Men's Kayak(MKL1)200m FA

12:43~ Men's Kayak(MKL2)200m FB

12:48~ Men's Kaya(MKL2)200m FA

12:54~ Men's Kayak(MKL1)200m Medals

13:02~ Men's Kayak(MKL3)200m FA

13:10~ Women's Va'a(WVL2)200m FA

13:16~ Men's Kayak(MKL2)200m Medals

13:22~ Men's Kayak(MKL3)200m Medals

13:28~ Women's Va'a(WVL2)200m Medals

14 September 2019

Canoe Sprint

Qualifying 9:00~

9:00~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)200m H 1~3

9:15~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m H 1~3

9:33~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m H 1~2

9:45~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m H 1~2

9:59~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m H 1~3

Quaterfinals 10:30~

10:30~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)200m QF 1~2

10:40~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m QF 1~2

10:52~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m QF 1~2

11:04~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m QF 1~2

11:18~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m QF 1~2


Qualifying 12:00~

12:00~ Women's Kayak(WKL1)200m H1~2

12:10~ Men's Va'a(MVL2)200m H1~2

12:20~ Women's Kayak(MKL2)200m H1~2

12:30~ Men's Va'a(MVL3)200m H1~2

12:40~ Men's Kayak(MKL3)200m H1~2

Quaterfinals 13:15~

13:15~ Women's Kayak(WKL1)200m SF1~2

13:20~ Men's Va'a(MVL2)200m SF1

13:30~ Women's Kayak(WKL2)200m SF1~2

13:40~ Men's Va'a(MVL3)200m SF1

13:50~ Women's Kayak(WKL3)200m SF1~2

15 September 2019

Canoe Sprint

Semi final 9:00~

9:00~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)200m SF 1~2

9:10~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m SF 1~2

9:22~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m SF 1~2

9:34~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m SF 1~2

9:48~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m SF 1~2

Final 10:30~

10:30~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)200m FB

10:35~ Men's Kayak Single(MK1)200m FA

10:43~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m FB

10:49~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m FA

10:56~ Men's Kayak Single(WK1)200m Medals

11:04~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m FB

11:10~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m FA

11:17~ Women's Kayak Single(WK1)500m Medals

11:25~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m FB

11:32~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m FA

11:41~ Women's Canoe Double(WC2)500m Medals

11:49~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m FB

11:56~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m FA

12:05~ Men's Kayak Double(MK2)1000m Medals

12:11~ Men's Canoe Single(MC1)1000m Medals


Final 12:30~

12:30~ Women's Kayak(WKL1)200m FA

12:38~ Men's Va'a(MVL2)200m FA

12:46~ Women's Kayak(WKL2)200m FB

12:51~ Women's Kayak(WKL2)200m FA

12:57~ Women's Kayak(WKL1)200m Medals

13:05~ Men's Va'a(MVL3)200m FA

13:13~ Women's Kayak(WKL3)200m FA

13:19~ Men's Va'a(MVL2)200m Medals

13:25~ Women's Kayak(WKL2)200m Medals

13:31~ Men's Va'a(MVL3)200m Medals

13:37~ Women's Kayak(WKL3)200m Medals

Participating Nations

About 40 countries(Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe)

Participating Athlete Number

Canoe Sprint - about 170

Paracanoe - about 70


Athlete list (As of September, 4)

Canoe Overview

<Canoe Sprint>

Canoeing first featured as a demonstration sport at the 1924 Paris Games. It became a full Olympic sport in 1936, when races were held over distances of 1,000m and 10,000m. Since then, the Olympic events have grown shorter: the last long-distance events were held at the Melbourne Games of 1956.

At Tokyo 2020, athletes will race over distances of 200m, 500m or 1,000m, either solo, in pairs or in teams of four. They will use a single-bladed paddle from a kneeling position in canoes, which are steered by the athlete making corrective strokes with their paddle. In kayaks, which are steered using a small rudder, the competitors sit in the boat and use a paddle with two blades.

Since athletes can only paddle on one side in canoe events, they must deal with the boat's tendency to turn to the left when paddled on the right, and vice versa. Another interesting aspect of canoe events is that some athletes adopt a distinctive style in which they draw their knees up under their chin.

Olympic Sports Canoe


Paracanoe is exactly like canoeing for able-bodied athletes, enabling those with physical impairments to enjoy the sport and compete at the highest level. Athletes with impairments to the lower body or trunk compete in an individual 200-metre sprint on a straight-line course.

Races are contested by two types of boat, kayak and va'a (which means ‘small boat’ in the Polynesian language). The kayak is propelled by a double-blade paddle, while the va'a is an outrigger canoe which has a second pontoon as a support float and is used with a single-blade paddle.

Athletes are divided into three groups according to degree of impairment and mobility. The classes are L1 (athletes who are unable to move their trunk and paddle with shoulders and arms only); L2 (athletes who are unable to use their legs but can paddle with their trunk and arms); and L3 (athletes who can use their legs, trunk and arms and are able to paddle by bracing their legs and using their hips).

Both kayak and va'a have three different classes of event for men and women, with KL1, KL2 and KL3 for kayak and VL1, VL2 and VL3 for va'a. The va'a events taking place at Tokyo 2020 will be men's VL2 and VL3 and women's VL2.

Paralympic Sports Canoe


Test events hosted or co-hosted by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee serve as a rehearsal to test the organisational and operational readiness, and therefore will not be open to the public.

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