Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

The men's C-1 1000 metres was a competition in canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The C-1 event is raced by single-man sprint canoes. The final took place on December 1.


  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Leon Rotman (ROU)   István Hernek (HUN)   Gennady Bukharin (URS)


Ten competitors entered, but one withdrew prior to the event. With only nine competitors, a final was held.

    Leon Rotman (ROU) 5:05.3
    István Hernek (HUN) 5:06.2
    Gennady Bukharin (URS) 5:12.7
4.   Karel Hradil (TCH) 5:15.9
5.   Franz Johannsen (EUA) 5:18.6
6.   Werner Wettersten (SWE) 5:28.0
7.   Bryan Harper (AUS) 5:37.6
8.   George Bossy (CAN) 5:39.4
9.   William Schuette (USA) 5:47.7