K1 Men – Winner: Peter Kauzer (SLO)
- Peter Kauzer (SLO) wins the K1 Men for the second time after his win in 2009.
- Mateusz Polaczyk (POL) wins the silver medal. In 2009 Polaczyk finished 10th, 107.73 seconds behind Slovenian Kauzer. In 2011 he was 1.21 seconds behind Kauzer.
- By finishing third and claiming a bronze medal Fabien Lefevre (FRA) became the first man to complete a set of medals in this discipline at WCh level.
- Fabien Lefevre (FRA) is now the second man to win four medals in this discipline, trailing only Richard Fox’s six.
- Only Europeans qualified for the final. Last year Lucien Delfour (AUS) was the only non-European to qualify for the K1 Men finals.
C1 Men – Winner: Denis Gargaud Chanut (FRA)
- Denis Gargaud Chanut (FRA) aged 24 is now the youngest world champion since Michal Martikán (SLO) in 2002. The Frenchman was third at the European Championships this year.
- France became the fourth country to win this event in three consecutive editions. The others are GDR (1961-65), West Germany (1967-71) and the USA (five straight from 1979-89)
- By winning a gold medal, France overtook GDR into second place on the all-time medal table for this event.
- By winning a silver medal Nico Henrik Bettge improved on his best ever result on the world championships, a 6th place in 2007.
- Matej Beuš (SVK) improved on his best result in this discipline at last year’s world championships, winning a bronze medal in 2011.
- This is the first time since 1993 that neither Tony Estanquet (FRA) nor Michal Martikán (SLO) are on the podium.
- Jordi Domenjo (ESP), last year’s bronze medallist, did not qualify for the C1M finals in the 2011 World Championships. His 15th place is his worst result at the world championships.
C1 Women – Winner: Katarina Hoskova (CZE)
- Katerina Hoskova (CZE) is the winner of the C1 women’s final. She followed up last year’s winner Jana Dukatova (SVK), who was not participating in this years event.
- Both Katerina Hoskova (CZE) and Cen Nanqin (CHN) did not participate in last year’s final, they finished 11th and 12th respectively. Now they finish 1st and 2nd.
- Bronze medallist Katarina Macova (SVK) was the European champion of 2010. With her third place Slovakia now is the only country winning medals in both world championships.
- Last year the difference between first and second was 6.19 seconds. This year the difference between first and fourth is 4.64 seconds.
- This is only the second time this discipline has been held at the world championships.
- Leanne Guinea (AUS) won silver in the inaugural edition of this race at last year’s world championships. In the 2011 edition she missed the final, finishing 11th.
- 4 out of the 10 finalists from last year’s first ever world championships final managed to qualify for a consecutive final spot.
C2 Men Team – Winner: France
- France (18 total medals) pulled within one of Czechoslovakia (19) for the lead in total medals in this discipline. Moreover, France is the first country to win this race 10 times.
- The Czech Republic have finished first or second in this race in nine of the 12 world championships in which they have competed, missing out on a medal in 2002 (seventh), 2009 (sixth) and 2011 (sixth).
- Since Great Britain’s triumph in 1981, only once (2005 – Germany) has the winner of this race not been either France or Czechoslovakia or its two successor states.
- This is the third time France have achieved a streak of consecutive victories in this race. On both previous occasions, France went on to win three titles in a row (1949-53 and 1987-1991).
- This is the only men’s discipline in which France leads the all-time world championships medal table. They also lead in the Women’s K1 Team.
- Slovakia is the seventh country to complete a set of medals, finishing second in the 2011 edition.
K1 Women Teams – Winner: Slovakia
- Slovakia has won a medal at the European championships in this event every year since 2004. Now they became world champions for the first time since 1953 when Czechoslovakia became world champions.
- The quartet Great Britain, France, the Czech Republic and (West) Germany were unbeaten in the last 17 editions.
- The last country outside this quartet to win the world title was the United States in 1979.
- The last five editions of this race have been won by five different countries. It is the longest such streak in the history of this race at the world championships.
- Germany has won a medal in the last five editions of this race. No other country has done it even in the last two.
- Great Britain’s 15th place is their worst result at the world championships.
K1 Men Teams- Winner: Germany
- Germany became the first country to win this event back-to-back on two separate occasions, having already done so from 1999-2002.
- Australia’s 18th place is their worst result at the world championships.
- France finished second in consecutive editions. Italy was the last to do so in 2005-2006.
- Italy now have won 4 times silver and 1 time bronze, gold is the only medal missing to complete their medal set in this discipline.
- The Netherlands equalled their best result since 2005, finishing seventh.
C1 Women Teams – Winner: Australia
- Australia became the first country to win the C1 Women’s Team event at the world championships.
- This is the first time this event has been held at any significant level.
- The event was scheduled to take place at last year’s world championships, along with the introduction of the C1 Women individual competition, but it was cancelled due to poor weather.
C1 Men Teams – Winner: Slovakia
- Slovakia became the third country to win this discipline in three consecutive editions, following Czechoslovakia (1951-1955) and the USA (seven in a row from 1979-1991).
- It also marks the first time Slovakia has won any discipline three consecutive times.
- The Czech Republic win their fifth bronze medal in this discipline, which equals the record held by Czechoslovakia.
- Last year the difference between the gold medallist and number 10 was 10.29 seconds, this year the difference between first and fourth was 12.18 seconds.
- The seven consecutive gold medals won by the USA from 1979-1991 remain the only medals ever won in this race by a non-European country.