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Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. For the first time, a women's event was part of the Olympic program.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
  Josef Holeček (TCH)   Douglas Bennett (CAN)   Robert Boutigny (FRA)
C-1 10000 metres
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  František Čapek (TCH)   Frank Havens (USA)   Norman Lane (CAN)
C-2 1000 metres
details
  Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna (TCH)
  Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski (USA)
  Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil (FRA)
C-2 10000 metres
details
  Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski (USA)
  Václav Havel
and Jiří Pecka (TCH)
  Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil (FRA)
K-1 1000 metres
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  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)   Johan Andersen (DEN)   Henri Eberhardt (FRA)
K-1 10000 metres
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  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)   Kurt Wires (FIN)   Eivind Skabo (NOR)
K-2 1000 metres
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  Hans Berglund
and Lennart Klingström (SWE)
  Ejvind Hansen
and Jakob Jensen (DEN)
  Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf (FIN)
K-2 10000 metres
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  Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
  Ivar Mathisen
and Knut Østby (NOR)
  Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf (FIN)

Women's eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
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  Karen Hoff (DEN)   Alida van der Anker-Doedens (NED)   Fritzi Schwingl (AUT)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)4004
2  Czechoslovakia (TCH)3104
3  Denmark (DEN)1203
  United States (USA)1203
5  Finland (FIN)0123
6  Canada (CAN)0112
  Norway (NOR)0112
8  Netherlands (NED)0101
9  France (FRA)0044
10  Austria (AUT)0011
Totals (10 nations)99927


ReferencesEdit

  • 1948 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 307–16.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-05.

Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°53′25″W / 51.5551°N 0.8903°W / 51.5551; -0.8903