The Brazilian Canoeing Confederation

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The origin of Brazil and CanoeingeMuseu do Esporte

The origin of Brazil and Canoeing

Canoeing is a practice that is rooted in Brazil long before the arrival of Europeans in 1500. Indigenous people build and use canoes in remote areas of the country until today, children from birth know how important this means of transport to their livelihood is present in their daily lives.The canoe for an Indian is like a bicycle or a car normally used in urban areas. They are built of different sizes, some carry up to 30 people, others only a couple, their construction is done rudimentary and has a whole cultural context by indigenous peoples.

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The birth of the Brazilian Confederation of Canoeing

On May 3rd, 1985, the Foundation of the Brazilian Canoeing Association was created during the 1st Volta da Ilha de Vitória, in Vitória no Espírito Santo, with the presence of representatives from Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. Mr. Uwe Peter Kohnen being elected president. On May 02, 1988, the 2nd Board of Directors of ABC was sworn in, with Mr. João Tomasini Schwertner as president.On March 18, 1989, the Brazilian Confederation of Canoeing - CBCA is founded, with the participation of the Federations of the States of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Federal District, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio Grande do Sul.

Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro (2007)eMuseu do Esporte

Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro

Canoeing at the 2007 Pan American Games was held at the Lagoa Paddle Stadium from July 25 to 28, 2007. Nine male and three female competitions of Velocity were contested. There was no evidence of slalom canoeing at Pan 2007.A total of 15 delegations presented athletes participating in the canoeing competitions, totaling 81 men and 38 women.Brazil secured a gold medal, two silver and three bronze medal, the Games also entered history for the greatness of the Torch Relay, which passed through the 27 Brazilian capitals and 22 other locations, and its Opening Ceremony, with the Maracanã Stadium crowded. And also by the Olympic standard of its organization and its facilities, many built for the Games, such as the João Havelange Stadium; those of the Cidade dos Esportivo Complex, at the Autodromo; and the Deodoro Sports Complex. Others totally refurbished and remodeled, such as those of the Sports Complex of Maracanã.

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Fernando Fernandes

Fernando Fernandes was the first Brazilian to climb on the top of the podium for Canoeing Brazilian, with a gold medal at the Paracanoagem World Cup in 2010. In all his career, the canoeist was four times world champion in the editions of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.In the Paralympic world, he also consecrated himself as Three-time Panamerican Champions, Four-time South American Champions and Four-time Brazilian Paracanoage Champions. Athlete since childhood, was professional football player, amateur boxer, international model starring campaigns such as Dolce & Gabbana by Mario Testino and Abercrombie & Fitch by Bruce Weber and participated in Rede Globo reality show Big Brother Brasil 2 (2002).On July 4, 2009, he suffered a car accident, which left him paraplegic. After the accident, Fernando began to train canoeing in Brasilia, while doing rehabilitation at Sarah Kubitschek Hospital.

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The first medal in Brazilian Canoeing World Cup

Gustavo Selbach won the first World Cup medal for Brazil with bronze during the World Junior Slalom Championship in Norway. Sebach was on the national team for over 20 years. In that period, he won 19 national titles, he also won the gold medal at the World Master Games in Turin in Italy in 2013.In his career he won several South American Championships titles from 1989 to 2013, he also won two bronzes in Pan American Championships: Wausau in the United States in 2003 and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil in 2007.

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Rafting World Champions and Brazilian Canoeing

With each passing year, Brazilian Rafting shows why it is so feared on the international scene and for many years Brazil has shown in international events the strength of the country in sport. The historical results built at the time when the sport was affiliated with the Brazilian Confederation of Canoeing (CBCa), add strength with the gains currently when the sport now walks with its own legs.The history of rafting and Brazilian Canoeing yielded three world championships and also a world event in Brazil, held in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná in 2014 in one of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the Iguaçu Falls, one of the seven wonders of nature.Good stories that remain forever in the paintings of good memories.

Ana Satila and the feminine strength in CanoeingeMuseu do Esporte

Ana Satila and the feminine strength in Canoeing

Ana Sátila won the gold medal for K1 Feminino Extreme in 2018, the result was at the World Canoeing Slalom held in Rio de Janeiro.The athlete accumulates in her career medals in World Cup, such as bronze in the C1 and a silver in the K1 Feminino Extreme in 2017 in Pau in France and also a gold in the K1 Feminino Extreme in Rio in 2018. Plus two bucks and two bronzes in World Cups.Born in Iturama, Minas Gerais, he started his sports career when he lived in Primavera do Leste in Mato Grosso. Since 2012, seeking better training conditions, she began to live in Foz do Iguaçu in Paraná and train at Canal Itaipu. This year she is in 2nd place in the overall ranking of the Women's C1 and in 4th place in the Women's K1, both categories will be played in Tokyo.

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The Spanish who changed the Canoeing Speed

Considered one of the leading coaches of Speed Canoeing in the world, Jesús Morlán revolutionized the sport in Brazil. He started his work in Brazil in 2013, the Spaniard helped the team achieve historical results, such as the three medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with Isaaquias Queiroz and Erlon de Souza, as well as 10 podiums at World Cup.As a coach, Morlán had control over everything. Biggest canoeing coach in the world, he was obsessed with numbers. His life was based on Excel spreadsheets with exact data on workouts, wind, water, human body and any other information you can imagine. He had every step calculated and knew the way to win an Olympic medal.Jesus became a legend for Brazilian Canoeing, he is eternalized in the history of sport in Brazil.

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Pan American Games Lima

In 2019, Canoeing Brasileira made the best campaign in Pan American editions, five gold medals and three bronzes were won over Toronto in 2015 when they were three gold, six silver and five bronzes.In Canoeing Slalom, four were conquered by Ana Sátila in the C1 and Canoeing Slalom Extreme Feminine and Pedro Gonçalves for K1 and Canoeing Slalom Extreme Masculine, in addition to the bronze by Felipe Borges in the C1 Masculine.For Canoeing Speed were three podiums, being a gold medal with Isaquias Queiroz and, but two bronze medals with Vagner Souta and Ana Paula Vergutz.

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History of Canoeing at the Olympic Games

Canoeing is a sport played at the Olympic Games since the 1936 edition in Berlin. Two disciplines are played in Olympic editions: Canoeing Speed and Canoeing Slalom, the latter being included in the program at the 1972 Olympic Games. After that, however, he was left out between 1976 and 1988, returning only at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona-1992. From then on, it was present in all editions.A short time ago, Paracanoagem joined the Paralympic program at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In this event the vessels are adapted according to the functional skills of the athletes. The route is carried out in a straight line, demarcated by buoys, and is 200 m long. In addition to the individual disputes (male or female), there are also mixed tests, on boats with capacity for two people.The country that leads the top of Olympic medals in World Canoeing is Germany, with 32 gold, 18 silver and 20 bronze medals, 70 in all. Brazil is currently in 34th position with two silvers and a bronze.

The premiere of Brazilian Canoeing (1992)eMuseu do Esporte

The premiere of Brazilian Canoeing

Brazil debuted in the Olympic program at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, at the time the country had six athletes representing the country, in Canoeing Speed: Alvaro Acco Koslowski, Jefferson Lacerda in the K2 Men 1000 meters and also in the 500 meters race, Sebastían Cuattrin for the K1 Masculino 1000 meters and in the 500 meter dispute. Athletes got places in the qualifiers, but they didn't go to the finals.In Canoeing Slalom, three athletes were present: Gustavo Selbach, Leonardo Selbach and Marlon Almiro Grings. Marlon secured the 22nd position by the K1 Male, Gustavo Selbach got a 29th place. Leonardo Selbach for the Men's C1 secured the 23rd position.

Great result of Canoeing Speed (1996)eMuseu do Esporte

Great result of Canoeing Speed

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was a commemorative edition of the 100 years of the Modern Age Olympic Games. It was considered that Athens, forerunner of modern games, should host the hundredth edition, however, when voting for the headquarters of 1996, a remarkable event also for Brazilian Canoeing, for many years it was the turn of the best participation in an Olympic final with Sebastian Cuattrin getting the 8th place in K1.For Canoeing Speed Leonardo Selbach competed in the Men's C1 and secured the 23rd position, while Gustavo Selbach in the K1 Masculino took 28th place.

Brazilian Canoeing in Sydney (2000)eMuseu do Esporte

Canoagem Brasileira em Sydney

The Canoeing Speed competitions were held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, for Brazil competed the athletes Roger Caumo, Carlos Augusto Campos and Sebastian Cuattrin. Cuattrin and Campos secured the 12th place by the K2 Male.Canoeing Slalom featured canoer Cassio Ramon Petry competing for the Men's C1, the race was held at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, the atelta reached the round and took 14th place.In all, 16 events were held, 12 of which were Canoeing Speed (9 for men and 3 for women), there were also 4 events in Canoeing Slalom (3 for men and one for women).

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The two Sebastians in Athens

The Canoeing Speed at the Athens Olympic Games were held at the Olympic Centre for Rowing and Canoeing Schinias. Brazil featured athletes Sebastían Cuattrin and Sebastian Szubski, both of whom were in the qualifiers of the dispute.In Canoeing Slalom the events took place at the Helliniko Olympic Complex, Brazil did not have any athlete representing the country in this sport.In all, 16 races were played, 12 in Canoeing Speed (9 for men and 3 for women) and 4 in Canoeing Slalom (3 for men and 1 for women).

Brazilian athletes in Beijing (2008)eMuseu do Esporte

Brazilian athletes in Beijing

Speed Canoeing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games took place at Shunyi Rowing and Canoeing Olympic Park in Beijing. The sport featured the athlete Nivalter Santos de Jesus, the athlete reached the semifinal of the Masculine C1 1000 meters.Slalom Canoeing was also held at Shunyi Olympic Park, the water from the route was fed by bombs. Brazil counted on the athlete Poliana Aparecida de Paula who secured the 14th position for the Women's K1.In all, 16 events were held, 12 of which were Canoeing Speed (9 for men and 3 for women), there were also 4 events in Canoeing Slalom (3 for men and one for women).

The youngest athlete of the Brazilian delegation (2012)eMuseu do Esporte

The youngest athlete of the Brazilian delegation

The Slalom Canoeing competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games were held at the Lee Valley White Aquatic Centre and for the Speed Canoeing events the stage was at Eton Dorney Park.The only Brazilian representative was Ana Sátila for Canoeing Slalom, she was at the time only 16 years old and was the youngest athlete in the Brazilian delegation. She competed for the Women's K1 trials and secured 16th place.In all, there were 16 competitions in this Olympic edition, eleven competitions for men and five for women.

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Olympics at home

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.

Erlon and Isaquias - The strength of the C2 at the Olympic GameseMuseu do Esporte

Erlon and Isaquias - The strength of the C2 at the Olympic Games

Erlon de Souza was a silver medal in the C2M1000m alongside Isaquias Queiroz. They are the only Olympic medalists in Brazilian Canoeing.Erlon also accumulates great results in worldwide. He joined the national delegation that played the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he won a silver medal, alongside Ronilson de Oliveira in the C-2 1000 m. At the 2015 Pan American Games, he won the silver medal in the C-2 1000m category. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the C-2 1000m category alongside Isaquias Queiroz.

Isaquias on his way to being the greatest Olympic athleteeMuseu do Esporte

Isaquias on his way to being the greatest Olympic athlete

Isaquias Queiroz is the biggest name in Brazilian Canoe, with three Olympic medals won at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Silver in Single Canoa (C1) 1,000m, Bronze in Individual Canoa (C1) 200m and Silver in Dupla Canoa (C2) 1.000m, with Erlon de Sousa Silva. Isaquias became the first Brazilian athlete to win three medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games.Born in Ubaitaba, Bahia the athlete is already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and is one of the main hopes of medals of Team Brazil, he also walks to be the greatest Olympic athlete in the history of the country and should pass stars such as Robert Scheidt, Cesar Cielo, Ana Marcela Cunha and Sergio “Escadinha”.

Inclusion of Paracanoage in the Paralympic GameseMuseu do Esporte

Inclusion of Paracanoage in the Paralympic Games

Paracanoagem emerged in 2009, at the initiative of the International Canoeing Federation (ICF). The first world sport was held in 2010, in Poznan, Poland, and was attended by athletes from 31 countries. At the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016, which marked the debut of the sport, only KL1 200 meters were played.The representatives of Brazil were the athletes Debora Benevides (KL2 Female), Mari Santilli (KL3 Female), Luis Carlos Cardoso (KL1 Male), Caio Ribeiro (KL3 Male). In the debut, Brazil has already secured its first medal, a silver medal with Caio Ribeiro.He was also classified as the athlete Fernando Rufino by the KL2 Men, but because of a heart condition at the time the athlete had to be replaced by canoeist Alex Tofalini.

Caio Ribeiro and the first Paralympic medal of CanoeingeMuseu do Esporte

Caio Ribeiro and the first Paralympic medal of Canoeing

Caio Ribeiro entered the history of Brazilian Canoeing with the achievement of bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he is the first competitor in Brazil to climb the podium in this sport, which makes his debut in the program of the Paralympics in 2016.Caio Ribeiro has always been passionate about sport. He is the nephew of João Luiz Ribeiro, the first Brazilian to represent the country in an edition of the Olympics (Moscow 1980) in artistic gymnastics, and the cousin of Fernando Margarida, three-time jiu-jitsu world champion. The Carioca practiced football, even playing in São Cristóvão, athletics, basketball, judo, among other sports, but found himself in canoeing speed.

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