*Disclaimer: I don't mean to offend anyone, this is a personal opinion.
This is a list of all the sports I think, although difficult to accomplish, are kind of pointless.
Sure, it's hard to do and might be a fun hobby, but what are you going to get out of it? You win a medal and then what? Nobody cares and you can't really make a career out of it, so why bother?
Not just kayaking, but any event similar (I.E. Canoeing, Rowing, Sailing), is just redundant. How are you going to make money from it? A career? Become well known? You essentially gain nothing.
Okay, you've got a gold medal in fencing, now what? Are you going to make a living by stabbing people and taking their money? Because I doubt you can do much else with it.
4) Synchronized Swimming
Who the f*ck spends their entire life trying to be the worlds best synchronized swimmer?
5) Pole Vaulting
WHY? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE ABILITY TO FLIP YOURSELF OVER A POLE WITH ANOTHER POLE? It looks incredibly difficult, I'll give them that, but why? What are you going to do with a Gold in that?
So there you have it, a slight rant about Olympic events that I think are pointless.
*Let me know what events you think are pointless are in the comments*