Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous two Games in 1948 and 1952. The competition was held on Lake Wendouree in Ballarat.

Canoeing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
No. of events9
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
  Romania
István Hernek
  Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
  Soviet Union
C-1 10000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
  Romania
János Parti
  Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
  Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
details
  Alexe Dumitru
and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU)
  Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
  Károly Wieland
and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN)
C-2 10000 metres
details
  Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
  Georges Dransart
and Marcel Renaud (FRA)
  Imre Farkas
and József Hunics (HUN)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
  Sweden
Igor Pissarov
  Soviet Union
Lajos Kiss
  Hungary
K-1 10000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
  Sweden
Ferenc Hatlaczky
  Hungary
Michael Scheuer
  United Team of Germany
K-2 1000 metres
details
  Michael Scheuer
and Meinrad Miltenberger (EUA)
  Mikhail Kaaleste
and Anatoli Demitkov (URS)
  Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres
details
  János Urányi
and László Fábián (HUN)
  Fritz Briel
and Theodor Kleine (EUA)
  Dennis Green
and Walter Brown (AUS)

Women's eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Yelizaveta Dementyeva
  Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
  United Team of Germany
Tove Søby
  Denmark

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Romania (ROU)3003
2  Soviet Union (URS)2327
3  Sweden (SWE)2002
4  Hungary (HUN)1337
5  United Team of Germany (EUA)1214
6  France (FRA)0101
7  Australia (AUS)0011
  Austria (AUT)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
Totals (9 nations)99927

ReferencesEdit

  • 1956 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 396–410.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 December 2006.