ICF Olympic Qualifier Canoe Sprint World Championship

Here is an excellent opportunity to cheer and support Hungarian and international top kayakers and canoeists this summer in the course of the ICF Olympic Qualifier Canoe Sprint World Championships organised in Szeged. It is right to say that this prominent sporting event will represent an important stage before Tokyo 2020 as a major Olympic qualifying tournament.

Approximately 1,600 leading contestants from 100 countries are expected to participate in the World Championship taking place along the Maty stream in Szeged between 21-25 August 2019.

Be a part of the world-famous canoe experience and cheer on the ground for the Hungarian and international heroes of canoe sport!

If you want to experience the races of the world’s best athletes, get your ticket online at www.szeged2019.hu as soon as possible!

The athletes and especially the highly successful Hungarian National Team will strive to collect as many Olympic quotas as possible. In addition to the Olympic qualification events, there will be numerous programmes organized at the venue, along with the most delicious foods and drinks to welcome visitors.

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 and highly respected Olympic Centre of Szeged.


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


We hope to meet you there!