1978 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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The men's href="Sculling.php" >competition consisted of six Canadian (single >paddle, open boat) and nine kayak events. Three events were held for the women, all in kayak.

ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.

The 1978 ICF Canoe Sprint World href="2019-IAAF-World-Rankings.php" >Championships were held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia for a record third time. The Yugoslavian (now Serbian) city had previously hosted the championships in 1971 and 1975.