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Canoeing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Kayak Singles, 200 metres

Canoeing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Lagoa Stadium, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: NZL Lisa Carrington
Silver: POL Marta Walczykiewicz
Bronze: AZE Inna Osypenko-Radomska


Defending Olympic Champion [Lisa Carrington] of Australia had not lost her World Championship title since first earning it in 2011, making her a strong favorite to defend her crown in Rio. Her biggest competition would be Poland’s [Marta Walczykiewicz], who had been runner-up to Carrington at the Worlds for the last four years and was also the 2013 European Champion. The 2012 Olympic runner-up was [Inna Osypenko-Radomska], who had competed for Ukraine in London but was a member of the Azerbaijani delegation in Rio. The reigning European Champion was [Lasma Liepa], formerly of Latvia but now earning the distinction of being Turkey’s first Olympic canoeist. Also making its Olympic canoeing debut in this event was Palau, courtesy of [Marina Toribiong].

Carrington won her preliminary heat, doing so faster than Osypenko-Radomska, but slower than Walczykiewicz and France’s [Sarah Guyot], the 2015 European Champion. Walczykiewicz, Osypenko-Radomska, and Carrington went on to win their semifinals, while Guyot came in second behind the Azerbaijani. Liepa, meanwhile, was eliminated. In the final, Carrington had little trouble holding off Walczykiewicz for the gold medal and set an Olympic record of 39.864. Osypenko-Radomska slid in just over a tenth of a second later for bronze, successfully defending against a push from Slovenia’s [Špela Ponomarenko Janić], the 2013 Mediterranean Champion.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lisa Carrington 27 New Zealand NZL Gold
2 Marta Walczykiewicz 29 Poland POL Silver
3 Inna Osypenko-Radomska 33 Azerbaijan AZE Bronze
4 Špela Ponomarenko Janić 34 Slovenia SLO
5 Sarah Guyot 25 France FRA
6 Teresa Portela 34 Spain ESP
7 Linnea Stensils 22 Sweden SWE
8 Inna Klinova 30 Kazakhstan KAZ
9 Natasa Douchev-Janics 34 Hungary HUN
10 Martina Kohlová 31 Slovakia SVK
11 Zhou Yu 27 China CHN
12 Yusmari Mengana 22 Cuba CUB
13 Bridgitte Hartley 33 South Africa RSA
14 Andréanne Langlois 23 Canada CAN
15 Jess Walker 26 Great Britain GBR
16 Francisca Laia 22 Portugal POR
17 Conny Waßmuth 33 Germany GER
18 Lasma Liepa 28 Turkey TUR
19 Sabrina Ameghino 36 Argentina ARG
20 Olivera Moldovan 27 Serbia SRB
21 Vicki Schwarz 31 Austria AUT
22 Henriette Engel Hansen 34 Denmark DEN
23 Ana Paula Vergutz 27 Brazil BRA
24 Marina Toribiong 22 Palau PLW
25 Olga Umaraliyeva 28 Uzbekistan UZB
26 Anne Cairns 35 Samoa SAM
27 Maggie Hogan 37 United States USA
28 Menatalla Karim 20 Egypt EGY