Canoe Slalom at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Dates 17 – 20 September 2000
Medal Events 4

The Olympic slalom canoe program was standardized in 1992, with no change in the men’s and women’s programs from 1992-2016. There were four slalom events, kayak and Canadian singles for men, men’s Canadian doubles, and women’s kayak singles. In the women’s kayak singles Štěpánka Hilgertová of the Czech Republic defended her gold medal from Atlanta. Tony Estanguet of France won the Canadian slalom singles, and he would repeat that victory in 2004 and 2012, placing ninth in 2008. The slalom gold medals were divided among four nations – Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Slovakia, as they had in 1996, with France and Slovakia both winning three medals in canoe slalom.

The venues for flatwater and whitewater were separate, as they have to be, but they were adjacent and were set at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, New South Wales, which also hosted the rowing events. Penrith is a western suburb of Sydney, approximately 50 km from the city center.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Men Olympic 19 – 20 September 2000 23 18
Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men Olympic 17 – 18 September 2000 16 13
Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men Olympic 19 – 20 September 2000 24 10
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Women Olympic 17 – 18 September 2000 20 16
83 (63/20) 21 (20/16)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Men Thomas SchmidtGER Paul RatcliffeGBR Pierpaolo FerrazziITA
Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men Tony EstanguetFRA Michal MartikánSVK Juraj MinčíkSVK
Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men SlovakiaSVK Poland 1POL Czech Republic 1CZE
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Women Štěpánka HilgertováCZE Brigitte GuibalFRA Anne-Lise BardetFRA

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 1 1 1 3
Slovakia SVK 1 1 1 3
Czech Republic CZE 1 0 1 2
Germany GER 1 0 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 1 0 1
Poland POL 0 1 0 1
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1