Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 500 metres

The men's K-1 500 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program that took place at Lake Lanier.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Antonio Rossi (ITA)   Knut Holmann (NOR)   Piotr Markiewicz (POL)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

26 competitors first raced in three heats. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals with the rest competing in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.   Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:42.391 QS
2.   Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:42.731 QS
3.   Sergey Kaleshink (BLR) 1:43.279 QS
4.   Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:43.343 QR
5.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:43.563 QR
6.   Yevgeny Yegorov (KAZ) 1:47.823 QR
7.   Ivan Lawler (GBR) 1:48.991 QR
8.   Tom Krantz (SWE) 1:49.695 QR
Heat 2
1.   Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:41.624 QS
2.   Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:42.160 QS
3.   Miguel García (ESP) 1:42.180 QS
4.   Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:42.652 QR
5.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:44.328 QR
6.   Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:45.328 QR
7.   Hain Helde (EST) 1:47.316 QR
8.   José Garcia (POR) 1:52.760 QR
9.   Koutoua Abia (CIV) 1:55.208 QR
Heat 3
1.   Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:40.411 QS
2.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:41.079 QS
3.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:41.171 QS
4.   Javier Correa (ARG) 1:42.691 QR
5.   Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:43.810 QR
6.   Mike Herbert (USA) 1:44.763 QR
7.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:45.623 QR
8.   Petar Sibinkić (YUG) 1:45.799 QR
9.   Aleksandr Popov (UZB) 1:56.827 QR

RepechagesEdit

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

Repechage 1
1.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:43.184 QS
2.   Mike Herbert (USA) 1:43.384 QS
3.   Javier Correa (ARG) 1:44.076 QS
4.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:44.204 QS
5.   Hain Helde (EST) 1:44.340
6.   Ivan Lawler (GBR) 1:45.220
7.   Petar Sibinkić (YUG) 1:46.532
8.   Koutoua Abia (CIV) 1:53.432
Repechage 2
1.   Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:42.851 QS
2.   Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:43.055 QS
3.   Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:43.343 QS
4.   Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:43.359 QS
5.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:44.143 QS
6.   Yevgeny Yegorov (KAZ) 1:47.035
7.   Tom Krantz (SWE) 1:47.815
8.   Aleksandr Popov (UZB) 1:51.623
9.   José Garcia (POR) 1:55.103

SemifinalsEdit

The top four finishers in each of the two semifinals along with the fifth fastest advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.   Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:39.185 QF
2.   Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:39.929 QF
3.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:40.765 QF
4.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:41.425 QF
5.   Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:41.565 QF
6.   Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:41.749
7.   Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:41.873
8.   Sergey Kaleshink (BLR) 1:42.505
9.   Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:43.045
Semifinal 2
1.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:40.319 QF
2.   Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:40.615 QF
3.   Miguel García (ESP) 1:40.687 QF
4.   Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:41.083 QF
5.   Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:41.791
6.   Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:41.883
7.   Javier Correa (ARG) 1:42.071
8.   Mike Herbert (USA) 1:42.335
9.   Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:42.379

FinalEdit

The final was held on August 4.

    Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:37.423
    Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:38.339
    Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:38.615
4.   Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:38.975
5.   Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:39.307
6.   Miguel García (ESP) 1:40.047
7.   Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:40.331
8.   Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:40.407
9.   Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:41.023

ReferencesEdit