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US World Championships & US World Cup Medalists from 1972 to the present day

Early research courtesy of Sue Taft,

author of The River Chasers, a history of American whitewater paddling

 

Year K-1 Slalom

K-1W Slalom

C-1 Slalom

C-2 Slalom

C-2M Slalom

1972 Olympics in Munich (Augsburg), Germany

 

 

Bronze-

Jamie McEwan

 

 

1973 World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Gold-

Carol Knight &

David Knight

Silver-

Barb Holcombe &

Norm Holcombe

1975 World Championships at Skopje, Yugoslavia

 

 

 

 

Gold-

Marietta Gilman &

Chuck Lyda

Silver-

Rasa D'Entremont &

George Lhota

Bronze-

Micki Piras &

Steve Draper

1977 World Championships in Spittal, Austria

 

Bronze-

Linda Harrison

 

 

Gold-

Marietta Gilman &

Chuck Lyda

Silver-

Linda Aponte &

John Kennedy

1979 World Championships in Jonquierre, Quebec, Canada

 

Gold-

Cathy Hearn

Bronze-

Linda Harrison

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn

Bronze-

Bob Robison

 

 

1981 World Championships in Bala, Wales

 

Silver-

Cathy Hearn

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn

Gold-

Mike & Steve Garvis

Bronze-

Paul Grabow &

Jef Huey

Gold-

Elizabeth Hayman &

Fritz Haller

Silver-

Barb McKee &

John Sweet

Bronze-

Karen Marte &

Brett Sorenson

1983 World Championships in Merano, Italy

 

 

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn

Gold-

Fritz Haller & Lecky Haller

Bronze-

Mike & Steve Garvis

C-2M no longer

international competition

1985 World Championships in Augsburg, Germany

 

 

Gold-

David Hearn

Silver-

Jon Lugbill

 

1987 World Championships at Bourg St. Maurice, France

 

 

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn Bronze-

Bruce Lessels

Silver-

Lecky Haller & Jamie McEwan

1988 Whitewater Slalom World Cup inaugural season

 

Gold-

Dana Chladek

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn Bronze-

Jed Prentice

Gold-

Lecky Haller & Jamie McEwan

1989 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

 

Bronze-

Cathy Hearn

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn Bronze-

Jed Prentice

Silver-

Lecky Haller & Jamie McEwan Bronze -

Joe Jacobi &

Scott Strausbaugh

1989 World Championships at Savage R., Maryland

 

Silver-

Dana Chladek Bronze-

Cathy Hearn

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Silver-

David Hearn

 

1990 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

 

 

Gold-

Jon Lugbill

Bronze-

David Hearn

 

1991 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

 

 

Silver-

Jon Lugbill

 

1991 World Championships at Tacen, Yugoslavia

 

Silver-

Dana Chladek

Silver-

Adam Clawson

 

1992 Olympics in Barcelona (La Seu d'Urgell), Spain

 

Bronze-

Dana Chladek

 

Gold-

Joe Jacobi & Scott Strausbaugh

1993 World Championships at Mezzana, Italy

Silver-

Rich Weiss

 

 

 

1993 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Gold-

Scott Shipley

 

Silver-

David Hearn

 

1994 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Bronze-

Scott Shipley

 

 

Bronze -

Fritz Haller & Lecky Haller

1995 World Championships at Nottingham, England

Silver-

Scott Shipley

 

Gold-

David Hearn

 

1995 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Gold-

Scott Shipley

 

 

Silver-

Fritz Haller & Lecky Haller

1996 Olympics in Atlanta (Ocoee River, Tennessee)

 

Silver-

Dana Chladek

 

 

1997 World Championships at Tres Coroas, Brazil

Silver-

Scott Shipley

Bronze-

Cathy Hearn

 

 

1997 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Gold-

Scott Shipley

Bronze-

Cathy Hearn

Silver-

David Hearn

 

1998 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Silver-

Scott Shipley

 

 

 

1999 World Championships at Seu d'Urgell, Spain

Silver-

Scott Shipley

 

 

 

1999 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Silver-

Scott Shipley

 

 

 

2000 Olympics in Sydney (Penrith), Australia

 

 

 

 

2000 Whitewater Slalom World Cup

Silver-

Scott Shipley

 

 

 

2001 Ocoee World Championships cancelled

 

 

 

 

2002 World Championships at Bourg St. Maurice, France

 

Gold-

Rebecca Giddens

 

 

2003 World Championships Augsburg, Germany

 

Bronze-

Rebecca Giddens

 

 

2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece

 

Silver-

Rebecca Giddens

 

 

2005 World Championships Penrith, Australia

 

 

 

 

2006 World Championships

Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

 

 

2007 World Championships

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

       

2008 Olympics,

Beijing, China

       

 

Slalom World Championships are contested every non-Olympic year since 2002, formerly held in odd numbered years. 

World Cup series of races are held every year since 1988.

 

World Championship Medalists 1936 to present day courtesy ICF

 

World Championship Medalists courtesy Australian Canoeing

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/C1Individual.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/C1Team.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/WK1Individual.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/WK1Team.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/C2Individual.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/C2Team.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/K1Individual.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/K1Team.html

http://www.canoe.org.au/events/wchamps/cns/discontinued.html - C2 Mixed Individual

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