The sport of kayaking was originally a mode of transportation. In 1938, the first international kayaking event was held.


There has to be at least three people for the race to take place, and no more than nine people in each heat or the final.

Kayaks must have a 18 x 20cm. white background metal plate with black numbers, height 15cm, and thickness 25mm.


To be the first person to cross the finish line.

Field of Play-

-The course is definitely defined and has no obstacles

-The races include - 1000m - 500m - 200m


- light, narrow, open boat that is paddled by one person

- wide blade paddle with a single paddle

Famous Players-

- Birgit Fischer



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"Canoe/Kayak Flatwater." The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 15 Dec. 2007 <http://en.beijing2008.cn/cptvenues/sports/canoekayakflatwater/index.shtml>.