Tokyo Games in summer 2020: Canoeing—enjoy all the excitement you can get
Featuring two different disciplines, slalom and sprint, the exciting water sport of canoeing has been a fixture of the Games since Berlin in 1936. You can both buy and sell Tokyo Games 2021: Canoeing tickets on StubHub.
Germany: the most successful nation
Canoeing made its debut at the Games as a demonstration sport in Paris in 1924 before being accepted competitively in Berlin twelve years later. The sport features two different boat styles: kayaks, which can hold from one to four competitors, and canoes, which can hold one to two. The courses in both the slalom and sprint events are typically either 200, 500 or 1,000 metres long, although in the mid-20th century, the Games featured an event that stretched to an exhausting 10 kilometres. Germany has undoubtedly been the most successful nation in the event, winning thirty-two gold medals in total, with the Soviet Union and Hungary close behind with twenty-nine and twenty-five, respectively. Reigning champions include France’s Denis Gargaud Chanut in the men’s C-1 slalom, Spain’s Saul Craviotto and Cristian Toro in the men’s sprint K-2 200m and Hungary’s Danuta Kozák in the women’s K-2 500m. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see one of the Games’ most exciting water sports; check out the range of Tokyo Games 2021: Canoeing tickets on offer at StubHub.
No fewer than sixteen different events
The canoeing action at Tokyo will feature no fewer than sixteen different events, with the sprints taking place at Sea Forest Waterway and the slaloms being staged at the Canoe Slalom Course. The heats of the men’s slalom C-1 and women’s slalom K-1 will kick off proceedings on the 26th of July with four different finals, including the men’s K-4 500m and women’s C-2 500m, wrapping things up in style on the 8th of August. The Czech Republic’s Jiri Prskavec, Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos and Great Britain’s Liam Heath are just a few of the names being tipped to take gold in the men’s events, while possible winners in the women’s include New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington, the United States’ Nevin Harrison and Germany’s Andrea Herzog. If exciting water sports are your thing, then take a look at the various Tokyo Games 2021: Canoeing tickets available on StubHub. You can also purchase tickets for other water sport competitions that are being staged at the Games, including Tokyo Games 2021: Rowing, Tokyo Games 2021: Sailing and Tokyo Games 2021: Surfing.