Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 1000 metres

The men's C-2 1000 metres was a competition in canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes. Because there were ten teams in this event, heats were introduced. Both the heats and final took place on December 1.

Medalists edit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Alexe Dumitru
and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU)
  Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
  Károly Wieland
and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN)

Heats edit

The ten teams first raced in two heats. The top four teams in each heat advanced directly to the final.

Heat 1
1.   Alexe Dumitru and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU) 4:48.1 QF
2.   Pavel Kharin and Gratsian Botev (URS) 4:52.4 QF
3.   Otto Schindler and Walter Waldner (AUT) 5:05.9 QF
4.   Kaj Sylvan and Gerner Christiansen (DEN) 5:07.5 QF
5.   Egon Drews and Herbert Kirschner (EUA) 5:19.8
Heat 2
1.   Károly Wieland and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN) 5:02.5 QF
2.   William Jones and Thomas Ohman (AUS) 5:04.6 QF
3.   Georges Dransart and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 5:07.2 QF
4.   William Collins and Bert Oldershaw (CAN) 5:08.9 QF
5.   George Byers and Richard Moran (USA) 5:16.1

Final edit

    Alexe Dumitru and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU) 4:47.4
    Pavel Kharin and Gratsian Botev (URS) 4:48.6
    Károly Wieland and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN) 4:54.3
4.   Georges Dransart and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 4:57.7
5.   William Jones and Thomas Ohman (AUS) 5:03.0
6.   Otto Schindler and Walter Waldner (AUT) 5:04.4
7.   William Collins and Bert Oldershaw (CAN) 5:11.0
-   Kaj Sylvan and Gerner Christiansen (DEN) DQ

The Danes originally finished seventh in the final, but were disqualified for reasons not disclosed in the official report.

References edit