Team USA's 2024 Canoe Sprint Olympic Team Announced - ACA

Jun 28, 2024

Team USA’s 2024 Canoe Sprint Olympic Team Announced

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The American Canoe Association and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee have officially announced the roster of Team USA’s canoe sprint athletes nominated to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The athletes who will be competing for the United States are:

Women’s Canoe

Men’s Kayak

The athletes listed above were selected for Team USA based on their performances at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials that took place in Folsom, California, March 22-23, 2024.

On the Women’s Team, Nevin Harrison, the reigning Olympic Champion in the Women’s C1 200m, hopes to defend her title this summer at the Paris 2024 Olympics. In France, Nevin looks forward to the energy of the crowds — a dramatic contrast to the empty stands and palpable silence of her winning race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nevin qualified the U.S. Olympic quota for the Women’s C1 200m event at the 2023 Sprint Canoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany with her 4th place finish.

Photo Credit: Braca-Sport // Athlete: Nevin Harrison

Both members of the Men’s Team, Jonas Ecker and Aaron Small will be making their Olympic debut’s at the Paris 2024 Olympic. Jonas and Aaron needed a win in the Men’s K2 500m event to qualify for the Olympics at the 2024 Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier and Canoe Sprint Pan American Championships and they got it! This event, which took place April 23-25 in Sarasota, Florida, was their final opportunity to qualify the U.S. an Olympic quota. For the first time in 20 years, U.S. men have qualified a Kayak Double to compete in the Olympic Games.

At the Paris 2024 Olympics, Jonas and Aaron will race together in the Men’s K2 500m event and independently in the Men’s K1 1000m event. Keep an eye on these two, we are sure this is only the beginning for them!

Photo Credit: Cathy Kasperbauer // Athletes: Aaron Small (left) and Jonas Ecker (right)

Canoe sprint was first introduced in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games and became a full medal sport in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Canoe sprint represents one of the largest Olympic sports with 10 events.

Watching the Olympic Games

Every event of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be broadcast live on Peacock, making it the most comprehensive live coverage in U.S. media history!

Additionally, be sure to tune in to the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26 on NBC and Peacock beginning at 12pm ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1pm ET. Primetime coverage starts at 7:30pm ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

How to Watch Nevin

Nevin’s first race of the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Women’s Canoe Single 200m Heats, will begin on Thursday, August 8 at 10:30am Central European Time. The Women’s Canoe Single 200m Final A will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 1:50pm Central European Time.

View the entire Olympic Canoe Sprint Schedule

How to Watch Jonas

Jonas’s first race of the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Men’s Kayak Double 500m Heats, will begin on Tuesday, August 6 at 11:30am Central European Time. He will race again in the Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Heats on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:40am Central European Time. The Men’s Kayak Double 500m Final A will take place on Friday, August 9 at 1:30pm Central European Time. The Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 1:20pm Central European Time.

View the entire Olympic Canoe Sprint Schedule

How to Watch Aaron

Aaron’s first race of the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Men’s Kayak Double 500m Heats, will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at 11:30am Central European Time. He will race again in the Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Heats on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:40am Central European Time. The Men’s Kayak Double 500m Final A will take place on Friday, August 9 at 1:30pm Central European Time. The Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 1:20pm Central European Time.

View the entire Olympic Canoe Sprint Schedule