Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men. In total, 158 canoeists from 19 nations took part in the canoe races. All these countries had sent in entries before the deadline, the only late entry came from Latvia, which was as a result excluded from participating in the canoeing competitions.

parade of 116 ten-seater Canadian Canoes at 1936 Olympic Games
Canoeing
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
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Sprint pictogram

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VenueLanger See, Grünau
Dates7–8 August
Competitors119 from 19 nations
← 1924 (demonstration)
1948 →

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936, and Saturday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Austria (AUT)3317
2  Germany (GER)2327
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)2103
4  Canada (CAN)1113
5  Sweden (SWE)1012
6  France (FRA)0101
7  Netherlands (NED)0033
8  United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 nations)99927

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 m
details
  Frank Amyot (CAN)   Bohuslav Karlík (TCH)   Erich Koschik (GER)
C-2 1000 m
details
  Jan Brzák-Felix
and Vladimír Syrovátka (TCH)
  Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)[1]
  Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
C-2 10000 m
details
  Václav Mottl
and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH)
  Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
  Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)
K-1 1000 m
details
  Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)   Helmut Cämmerer (GER)   Jaap Kraaier (NED)
K-1 10000 m
details
  Ernst Krebs (GER)   Fritz Landertinger (AUT)   Ernest Riedel (USA)
K-1 10000 m folding
details
  Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)   Henri Eberhardt (FRA)   Xaver Hörmann (GER)
K-2 1000 m
details
  Adolf Kainz
and Alfons Dorfner (AUT)
  Ewald Tilker
and Fritz Bondroit (GER)
  Nicolaas Tates
and Wim van der Kroft (NED)
K-2 10000 m
details
  Paul Wevers
and Ludwig Landen (GER)
  Viktor Kalisch
and Karl Steinhuber (AUT)
  Tage Fahlborg
and Helge Larsson (SWE)
K-2 10000 m folding
details
  Erik Bladström
and Sven Johansson (SWE)
  Erich Hanisch
and Willi Horn (GER)
  Piet Wijdekop
and Kees Wijdekop (NED)

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie (in German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik (in German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1936 Summer Olympics Official Report Volume 2. pp. 1020–9.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-05.