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Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested at Lake Albano. Four changes were done to the program. First, the 10000 metre events that were raced from 1936 to 1956 were permanently dropped from the Olympic program, leaving all races at the 500 metre and 1000 metre distances. Second, the women's K-2 500 m event was added to the program, as was a men's K-1 4 × 500 m relay event (though for these games). Third, event timing in 1/100ths of a second at these games. Fourth, a repechage system was introduced that was used to the 1996 games in Atlanta at Lake Lanier.


Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Men's K-2 1000 metres medalist at the 1960 Summer Olympics. 1st: Sweden with Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius. 2nd: Hungary with András Szente and György Mészáros. 3rd: Poland with Stefan Kapłaniak and Władysław Zieliński.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
  János Parti (HUN)   Aleksandr Silayev (URS)   Leon Rotman (ROU)
C-2 1000 metres
  Leonid Geishtor
and Sergei Makarenko (URS)
  Aldo Dezi
and Francesco La Macchia (ITA)
  Imre Farkas
and András Törő (HUN)
K-1 1000 metres
  Erik Hansen (DEN)   Imre Szöllősi (HUN)   Gert Fredriksson (SWE)
K-1 4 × 500 meter relay
  United Team of Germany (EUA)
Dieter Krause
Günther Perleberg
Paul Lange
Friedhelm Wentzke
  Hungary (HUN)
Imre Szöllősi
Imre Kemeczei
András Szente
György Mészáros
  Denmark (DEN)
Erik Hansen
Helmuth Nyborg
Arne Høyer
Erling Jessen
K-2 1000 metres
  Gert Fredriksson
and Sven-Olov Sjödelius (SWE)
  György Mészáros
and András Szente (HUN)
  Stefan Kapłaniak
and Władysław Zieliński (POL)

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
  Antonina Seredina (URS)   Therese Zenz (EUA)   Daniela Walkowiak (POL)
K-2 500 metres
  Mariya Shubina
and Antonina Seredina (URS)
  Therese Zenz
and Ingrid Hartmann (EUA)
  Klára Fried-Bánfalvi
and Vilma Egresi (HUN)

Medal tableEdit

1  Soviet Union (URS)3104
2  Hungary (HUN)1326
3  United Team of Germany (EUA)1203
4  Denmark (DEN)1012
  Sweden (SWE)1012
6  Italy (ITA)0101
7  Poland (POL)0022
8  Romania (ROU)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721


  • 1960 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 1. pp. 248–70.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-20.