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Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres

The men's K-1 1000 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program.

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MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Knut Holmann (NOR)   Beniamino Bonomi (ITA)   Clint Robinson (AUS)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The 23 competitors first raced in three heats. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining competitors competed in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 3:48.075 QS
2.   Andrzej Gajewski (POL) 3:49.507 QS
3.   Abelardo Sztrum (ARG) 3:50.547 QS
4.   José Garcia (POR) 3:56.059 QR
5.   Vincent Olla (FRA) 3:58.075 QR
6.   Andrey Safaryan (KAZ) 4:00.599 QR
7.   Erik Gervais (CAN) 4:01.707 QR
8.   Ivan Kireyev (UZB) 4:05.299 QR
Heat 2
1.   Knut Holmann (NOR) 3:45.192 QS
2.   Agustín Calderon (ESP) 3:45.484 QS
3.   Marin Popescu (ROU) 3:47.968 QS
4.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 3:48.956 QR
5.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 3:49.308 QR
6.   Michael Harbold (USA) 3:58.760 QR
7.   Hain Helde (EST) 3:59.136 QR
Heat 3
1.   Beniamino Bonomi (ITA) 3:43.520 QS
2.   Clint Robinson (AUS) 3:44.768 QS
3.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 3:44.776 QS
4.   Ivan Lawler (GBR) 3:51.580 QR
5.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 3:51.772 QR
6.   Zoltán Kammerer (HUN) 4:02.724 QR
7.   Tom Krantz (SWE) 4:03.324 QR
8.   Miezan Edoukou (CIV) 4:31.680 QR

RepechagesEdit

Two repechages were held. The top four finishers in each repechage and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 4:02.627 QS
2.   Vincent Olla (FRA) 4:04.147 QS
3.   Zoltán Kammerer (HUN) 4:05.859 QS
4.   Ivan Lawler (GBR) 4:06.555 QS
5.   Hain Helde (EST) 4:08.375 QS
6.   Erik Gervais (CAN) 4:08.743
7.   Miezan Edoukou (CIV) 4:44.155
Repechage 2
1.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 4:01.917 QS
2.   Michael Harbold (USA) 4:05.225 QS
3.   José Garcia (POR) 4:05.677 QS
4.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 4:08.681
5.   Tom Krantz (SWE) 4:10.057
6.   Andrey Safaryan (KAZ) 4:10.633
7.   Ivan Kireyev (UZB) 4:12.105

SemifinalsEdit

The top four finishers from each of the two semifinals along with the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.   Beniamino Bonomi (ITA) 3:40.631 QF
2.   Knut Holmann (NOR) 3:41.635 QF
3.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 3:42.567 QF
4.   Andrzej Gajewski (POL) 3:43.399 QF
5.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 3:44.443 QF
6.   Abelardo Sztrum (ARG) 3:44.587
7.   Michael Harbold (USA) 3:44.663
8.   José Garcia (POR) 3:48.859
9.   Ivan Lawler (GBR) 3:55.583
Semifinal 2
1.   Clint Robinson (AUS) 3:43.657 QF
2.   Marin Popescu (ROU) 3:44.249 QF
3.   Agustín Calderon (ESP) 3:44.777 QF
4.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 3:45.613 QF
5.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 3:46.633
6.   Hain Helde (EST) 3:47.237
7.   Zoltán Kammerer (HUN) 3:49.589
8.   Vincent Olla (FRA) 3:51.537
9.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 3:55.649

FinalEdit

The final took place on August 3.

    Knut Holmann (NOR) 3:25.785
    Beniamino Bonomi (ITA) 3:27.073
    Clint Robinson (AUS) 3:29.713
4.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 3:30.025
5.   Agustín Calderon (ESP) 3:31.397
6.   Andrzej Gajewski (POL) 3:32.521
7.   Marin Popescu (ROU) 3:34.549
8.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 3:34.669
9.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 3:35.841

Robinson led for the first 250 meters before Holmann took over to lead at 500 meters. Bonomi took the lead at the 750 meter mark before Holmann, using a wooden boat, pulled away to win by over a boat length.

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