Canoeing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

The men's C-1 1000 metres event was an open-style, individual canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1976 Summer Olympics program.

MedallistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Matija Ljubek (YUG)   Vasyl Yurchenko (URS)   Tamás Wichmann (HUN)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Fifteen competitors were entered. Held on July 29, the top three finishers in each heat moved on to the semifinals with the others relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.   Ivan Patzaichin (ROU) 4:13.09 QS
2.   Tamás Wichmann (HUN) 4:14.87 QS
3.   Matija Ljubek (YUG) 4:15.14 QS
4.   Roland Iche (FRA) 4:20.13 QR
5.   Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:28.66 QR
6.   Pietro Bruschi (ITA) 4:33.38 QR
7.   William Reichenstein (GBR) 4:49.20 QR
8.   Mitsuo Nakanishi (JPN) 4:52.59 QR
Heat 2
1.   Vasyl Yurchenko (URS) 4:20.44 QS
2.   Wilfried Stephan (GDR) 4:25.23 QS
3.   Borislav Ananiev (BUL) 4:28.18 QS
4.   Göran Backlund (SWE) 4:29.36 QR
5.   Timo Grönlund (FIN) 4:30.93 QR
6.   John Edwards (CAN) 4:32.67 QR
7.   Angus Morrison (USA) 4:35.77 QR

RepechagesEdit

Held on July 29, the top three finisher in each repechage advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.   Roland Iche (FRA) 4:15.51 QS
2.   Angus Morrison (USA) 4:18.11 QS
3.   Pietro Bruschi (ITA) 4:19.11 QS
4.   Timo Grönlund (FIN) 4:19.71
5.   Mitsuo Nakanishi (JPN) 4:40.96
Repechage 2
1.   Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:12.00 QS
2.   John Edwards (CAN) 4:14.47 QS
3.   Göran Backlund (SWE) 4:28.18 QS
4.   William Reichenstein (GBR) 4:37.47

SemifinalsEdit

Taking place on July 31, the top three finishers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.   Borislav Ananiev (BUL) 4:13.39 QF
2.   Ivan Patzaichin (ROU) 4:15.21 QF
3.   Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:16.69 QF
4.   Pietro Bruschi (ITA) 4:21.88
Semifinal 2
1.   Vasyl Yurchenko (URS) 4:12.00 QF
2.   Matija Ljubek (YUG) 4:19.99 QF
3.   John Edwards (CAN) 4:21.89 QF
4.   Angus Morrison (USA) 4:25.83
Semifinal 3
1.   Tamás Wichmann (HUN) 4:17.32 QF
2.   Roland Iche (FRA) 4:18.30 QF
3.   Wilfried Stephan (GDR) 4:18.99 QF
4.   Göran Backlund (SWE) 4:20.93

FinalEdit

The final took place on July 31.

    Matija Ljubek (YUG) 4:09.51
    Vasyl Yurchenko (URS) 4:12.57
    Tamás Wichmann (HUN) 4:14.11
4.   Borislav Ananiev (BUL) 4:14.41
5.   Ivan Patzaichin (ROU) 4:15.08
6.   Roland Iche (FRA) 4:18.23
7.   Wilfried Stephan (GDR) 4:22.43
8.   Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:22.77
9.   John Edwards (CAN) 4:30.55

Ljubek, fourth at the halfway mark, was the only finalist to paddle the second half of the race faster than the first.

ReferencesEdit