Canoe Sprint — Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women

Times held 18
Total participants 215
Total countries 62

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1948 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 10 10
1952 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 13 13
1956 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 10 10
1960 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 13 13
1964 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 13 13
1968 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 13 13
1972 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 15 15
1976 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 15 15
1980 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 11 11
1984 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 11 11
1988 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 15 15
1992 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 16 16
1996 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 23 23
2000 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 17 17
2004 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 23 23
2008 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 25 25
2012 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 25 25
2016 Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women Olympic 27 27

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1948 Karen HoffDEN Lida van der Anker-DoedensNED Fritzi SchwinglAUT
1952 Sylvi SaimoFIN Gertrude LiebhartAUT Nina SavinaURS
1956 Yelizaveta DementyevaURS Therese ZenzGER Tove SøbyDEN
1960 Antonina SeredinaURS Therese ZenzGER Daniela WalkowiakPOL
1964 Lyudmila KhvedosyukURS Hilde LauerROU Marcia JonesUSA
1968 Lyudmila PinayevaURS Renate BreuerFRG Viorica DumitruROU
1972 Yuliya RiabchynskaURS Mieke JaapiesNED Anna PfefferHUN
1976 Carola ZirzowGDR Tatyana KorshunovaURS Klára RajnaiHUN
1980 Birgit FischerGDR Vanya GeshevaBUL Antonina MelnikovaURS
1984 Agneta AnderssonSWE Barbara SchüttpelzFRG Annemiek DerckxNED
1988 Vanya GeshevaBUL Birgit SchmidtGDR Izabela Dylewska-ŚwiatowiakPOL
1992 Birgit SchmidtGER Rita KőbánHUN Izabela Dylewska-ŚwiatowiakPOL
1996 Rita KőbánHUN Caroline BrunetCAN Josefa IdemITA
2000 Josefa Idem-GuerriniITA Caroline BrunetCAN Katrin BorchertAUS
2004 Natasa JanicsHUN Josefa IdemITA Caroline BrunetCAN
2008 Inna OsypenkoUKR Josefa IdemITA Katrin Wagner-AugustinGER
2012 Danuta KozákHUN Inna Osypenko-RadomskaUKR Bridgitte HartleyRSA
2016 Danuta KozákHUN Emma JørgensenDEN Lisa CarringtonNZL

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Soviet Union URS 5 1 2 8
Hungary HUN 4 1 2 7
East Germany GDR 2 1 0 3
Germany GER 1 2 1 4
Italy ITA 1 2 1 4
Denmark DEN 1 1 1 3
Bulgaria BUL 1 1 0 2
Ukraine UKR 1 1 0 2
Finland FIN 1 0 0 1
Sweden SWE 1 0 0 1
Canada CAN 0 2 1 3
Netherlands NED 0 2 1 3
West Germany FRG 0 2 0 2
Austria AUT 0 1 1 2
Romania ROU 0 1 1 2
Poland POL 0 0 3 3
Australia AUS 0 0 1 1
New Zealand NZL 0 0 1 1
South Africa RSA 0 0 1 1
United States USA 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Birgit Fischer-Schmidt GDR
GER
2 1 0 3
Lyudmila Khvedosyuk-Pinayeva URS 2 0 0 2
Danuta Kozák HUN 2 0 0 2
Josefa Idem-Guerrini ITA
FRG
1 2 1 4
Vanya Gesheva BUL 1 1 0 2
Rita Kőbán HUN 1 1 0 2
İnna Osipenko-Radomska AZE
UKR
1 1 0 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women