Canoeing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's K-4 1000 metres
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The 20 crews first raced in three heats on July 29. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining 11 teams were relegated to the repechage heats.
Taking place on July 29, The top three competitors in each of the two repechages advanced to the semifinals.
|1.||Kjell Hasselqvist, Anders Larsson, Håkan Mattson, and Sakari Peltonen (SWE)||3:08.72||QS|
|2.||Anthony Alan-Williams, Brian Haynes, John Oliver, and Alain Williams (GBR)||3:09.62||QS|
|3.||Vladimír Dolejš, Viktor Podloucký, Jiří Svoboda, and Jindřich Wybraniec (TCH)||3:10.62||QS|
|4.||Bruce Barton, Peter Deyo, Stephen Kelly, and Brent Turner (USA)||3:11.71|
|5.||Heikki Mäkelä, Eero Hynninen, Ilkka Nummisto, and Unto Elo (FIN)||3:13.73|
|6.||Kwan Honk Wai, Mak Chi Wai, Ng Tsuen Man, and John Wai (HKG)||3:53.75|
|1.||József Deme, Csaba Giczi, János Rátkai, and Zoltán Romhányi (HUN)||3:06.89||QS|
|2.||Jos Broeckx, Roger T'Joncke, Jean-Marie D'Haese, and Paul Stinckens (BEL)||3:09.71||QS|
|3.||Hugh Fisher, Jean Fournel, Peter Patasi, and Lou Tollas (CAN)||3:11.55||QS|
|4.||Luciano Buonfiglio, Massimo Moriconi, Pier Duilio Puccetti, and Andrea Salvietti (ITA)||3:19.53|
|5.||Delcran Burns, Brendan O'Connell, Ian Pringle, and Howard Watkins (IRL)||3:22.06|
The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on July 31) advanced to the final.
The final was held on July 31.
|Sergei Chukhray, Aleksandr Degtyarev, Yuri Filatov, and Vladimir Morozov (URS)||3:08.69|
|José María Esteban, José Ramón López, Herminio Menéndez, and Luis Gregorio Ramos (ESP)||3:08.95|
|Frank-Peter Bischof, Bernd Duvigneau, Rüdiger Helm, and Jürgen Lehnert (GDR)||3:10.76|
|4.||Nicuşor Eşanu, Vasile Simioncenco, Nicolae Simioncenco, and Mihail Zaifu (ROU)||3:11.35|
|5.||Henryk Budzicz, Kazimierz Górecki, Grzegorz Kołtan, and Ryszard Oborski (POL)||3:12.17|
|6.||Morten Mørtlund, Einar Rasmussen, Olaf Søyland, and Jostein Stige (NOR)||3:12.38|
|7.||Ivan Manev, Bozhidar Milenkov, Nikolai Nachev, and Vasil Chilingirov (BUL)||3:12.94|
|8.||József Deme, Csaba Giczi, János Rátkai, and Zoltán Romhányi (HUN)||3:14.67|
|9.||Jürgen Bohr, Edgar Hartung, Helmar Mang, and Chris van Eeden (FRG)||3:24.19|
The Soviets, third at the 750 meter mark, edged out Spain who was the surprise winner in this event at the 1975 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.
- 1976 Summer Olympics official report Volume 3. pp. 182–3. (in English and French)
- Sports-reference.com 1976 K-4 1000 m results.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Kayak Fours 1000 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 477.