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Kopasz brings crowd alive at canoe sprint world titles

Hungary’s Balint Kopasz sent a capacity Szeged crowd into raptures and a little-known American teenager stunned a world class canoe field on the penultimate day of the ICF canoe sprint world championships on Saturday.

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The World Championships in Szeged will be the highlight of 2019 in the international canoe sport.

It will be everyone’s goal to secure as many Olympic quotas as possible.

In addition to the Olympic qualification events, there will be numerous programmes organized locally, along with the most delicious foods and drinks to welcome visitors.

The World Championships in Szeged will offer thrilling contests and quality entertainment for the whole family!


Szeged will be the centre of attention once more due to hosting this year’s ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in the ‘capital city’ of canoe sport.

The Olympic Centre of Szeged fully satisfies every requirement set by the International Canoe Federation (ICF).

The race course is 2,400 m long and 140 m wide. There is a separate facility available for warming up to all contestants. Since 2018 a major investment has taken place including road reconstruction and extension of the venue’s car parking capacity.

The infrastructure modernization of the covered stands, the media centre and the racecourse is also in progress.

The organizer Hungarian Canoe Federation is excited about the opportunity of welcoming the best athletes of the canoe sport to the internationally renowned Olympic Centre of Szeged.

Contestants and fans will be welcome to the event in the hope of having a happy and memorable time in the City of Sunshine.



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