The Rio 2016 Olympic Games featured the largest Brazilian delegation in the history of the competition. With 465 competitors, he was also the record holder of athletes for Brazilian Canoeing, 14 Olympic representatives were in total.

By Canoeing Speed: Ana Paula Vergutz (K1 Female 500 meters); Edson Isaias Freitas da Silva (K1 Masculine 200 meters); Isaaquias Queiroz (C1 Masculine 200 meters | C1 Masculine 1000 meters and C2 Masculine 1000 meters); Erlon de Souza (C2 Masculino 1000 meters); Edson Isaias Freitas da Silva (K2 Masculine 200 meters); Gilvan Ribeiro (K2 Masculine 200 meters | K4 Masculine 1000 meters); Celso Dias de Oliveira (K4 Masculine 1000 meters); Roberto Maehler (K4 Masculine 1000 meters); Vagner Soura (K4 Masculine 1000 meters).

Canoeing Slalom featured canoeists Ana Sátila (K1 Female), Anderson Oliveira and Charles Corrêa (C2 Masculine), Felipe Borges (C1 Masculino) and Pedro Gonçalves (K1 Masculine). The competition was held at Deodoro's Radical Park.

This edition was the best in history for Brazilian Canoeing, three new medals were won, three medals from Isaaquias Queiroz, two silver, one in the C1 Masculine 1000 meters and another in the C2 Masculino 1000 meters next to Erlon de Souza and also a bronze in the C1 Male 200 meters.

Pedro Gonçalves managed to reach the final of the K1 Men's, the athlete secured the 6th place, for the first time Canoeing Slalom of Brazil reached an Olympic final.


  • Title: Olympics at home
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Rio de janeiro Brazil
  • Subject Keywords: Canoeing, eMuseu
  • Type: photograph
  • Rights: Confederação Brasileira de Canoagem

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