History:

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

Rules:

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.

Objective-

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

Equipment-

- 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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Bibliography-

"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>.