Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics was held between 20 October 1964 and 22 October 1964 on Lake Sagami, 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Sagamiko, Kanagawa, Japan. There were 7 events, 5 of which were for men and 2 for women. Both of the women's events were 500 metre kayaking events; there were three kayaking and two canoeing events for men, all of which covered 1000 metres. The K-4 event for men was introduced to the Olympic program at these Games, replacing the 4×500 metre K-1 event that was raced in the 1960 Games.

at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
1964 Olympics kayak stamp of Japan.jpg
Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics (women's K2) on a stamp of Japan
No. of events7
← 1960
1968 →

The Romanian canoeists garnered the most medals at 5, but did not win a single gold medal. In that category the Soviet competitors were the most successful, taking three championships. The German team and the Swedish team each won a pair of golds as well.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 m
  Jürgen Eschert (EUA)   Andrei Igorov (ROU)   Yevgeny Penyayev (URS)
C-2 1000 m
  Andrei Khimich
and Stepan Oshchepkov (URS)
  Jean Boudehen
and Michel Chapuis (FRA)
  Peer Nielsen
and John Sørensen (DEN)
K-1 1000 m
Rolf Peterson
Mihály Hesz
Aurel Vernescu
K-2 1000 m
  Gunnar Utterberg
and Sven-Olov Sjödelius (SWE)
  Antonius Geurts
and Paul Hoekstra (NED)
  Heinz Büker
and Holger Zander (EUA)
K-4 1000 m
  Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Chuzhikov
Anatoli Grishin
Vyacheslav Ionov
Vladimir Morozov
  United Team of Germany (EUA)
Günther Perleberg
Bernhard Schulze
Friedhelm Wentzke
Holger Zander
  Romania (ROU)
Simion Cuciuc
Atanase Sciotnic
Mihai Ţurcaş
Aurel Vernescu

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 m
Lyudmila Khvedosyuk
  Soviet Union
Hilde Lauer
Marcia Jones
  United States
K-2 500 m
  Roswitha Esser
and Annemarie Zimmermann (EUA)
  Francine Fox
and Glorianne Perrier (USA)
  Hilde Lauer
and Cornelia Sideri (ROU)

Medal tableEdit

1  Soviet Union (URS)3014
2  United Team of Germany (EUA)2114
3  Sweden (SWE)2002
4  Romania (ROU)0235
5  United States (USA)0112
6  France (FRA)0101
  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Netherlands (NED)0101
9  Denmark (DEN)0011
Totals (9 nations)77721


  • Canoeing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games.
  • 1964 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 1. pp. 246–52.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-20.

Coordinates: 35°48′11″N 139°40′08″E / 35.8031°N 139.6689°E / 35.8031; 139.6689