Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 1000 metres

The men's K-2 1000 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Antonio Rossi
and Daniele Scarpa (ITA)
  Kay Bluhm
and Torsten Gutsche (GER)
  Andrian Dushev
and Milko Kazanov (BUL)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

24 crews entered in three heats. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining teams were relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.   Antonio Rossi and Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 3:33.786 QS
2.   Grzegorz Kotowicz and Dariusz Białkowski (POL) 3:37.986 QS
3.   Andrian Dushev and Milko Kazanov (BUL) 3:39.914 QS
4.   Petr Hruška and René Kučera (CZE) 3:42.682 QR
5.   Juan José Román and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:43.970 QR
6.   Juraj Kadnár and Attila Szabó (SVK) 3:49.026 QR
7.   Yevgeny Yegorov and Sergey Skrypnik (KAZ) 3:50.394 QR
8.   Xu Haifeng and Wu Yubiao (CHN) 3:50.978 QR
9.   Rui Fernandes and Joaquim Queiróz (POR) 3:59.390 QR
Heat 2
1.   Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche (GER) 3:39.388 QS
2.   Thor Nielsen and Jesper Staal (DEN) 3:41.640 QS
3.   Grayson Bourne and Paul Darby-Dowman (GBR) 3:43.384 QS
4.   Peter Newton and John Mooney (USA) 3:46.852 QR
5.   Javier Correa and Abelardo Sztrum (ARG) 3:49.864 QR
6.   Gary Mawer and Conor Maloney (IRL) 4:03.432 QR
7.   Andrey Mitkovets and Yury Ulyachenko (KGZ) 4:08.916 QR
Heat 3
1.   Peter Scott and Grant Leury (AUS) 3:40.114 QS
2.   Pierre Lubac and Patrick Lancereau (FRA) 3:40.198 QS
3.   Róbert Hegedűs and Péter Almási (HUN) 3:40.754 QS
4.   Staffan Malmsten and Markus Oscarsson (SWE) 3:44.174 QR
5.   David Taboreau and Mark Vendeweyer (BEL) 3:44.778 QR
6.   Aleksandr Ivanik and Andrey Tisin (RUS) 3:46.558 QR
7.   Vidas Kupčinskas and Vaidas Mizeras (LTU) 3:51.842 QR
8.   Rafayel Islamov and Vladimir Alimdyanov (UZB) 4:01.522 QR

RepechagesEdit

The top four crews in each of the two repechages and the fastest fifth-place finsher advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.   Javier Correa and Abelardo Sztrum (ARG) 3:34.244 QS
2.   Staffan Malmsten and Markus Oscarsson (SWE) 3:34.480 QS
3.   Petr Hruška and René Kučera (CZE) 3:35.216 QS
4.   Vidas Kupčinskas and Vaidas Mizeras (LTU) 3:38.428 QS
5.   Yevgeny Yegorov and Sergey Skrypnik (KAZ) 3:40.040
6.   Gary Mawer and Conor Maloney (IRL) 3:40.656
7.   Xu Haifeng and Wu Yubiao (CHN) 3:41.196
8.   Rafayel Islamov and Vladimir Alimdyanov (UZB) 3:43.320
Repechage 2
1.   Peter Newton and John Mooney (USA) 3:34.424 QS
2.   Juraj Kadnár and Attila Szabó (SVK) 3:34.436 QS
3.   Aleksandr Ivanik and Andrey Tisin (RUS) 3:35.200 QS
4.   Juan José Román and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:36.264 QS
5.   Rui Fernandes and Joaquim Queiróz (POR) 3:36.488 QS
6.   David Taboreau and Mark Vendeweyer (BEL) 3:36.976
7.   Andrey Mitkovets and Yury Ulyachenko (KGZ) 3:44.200

SemifinalsEdit

The top four finishers in each of the two semifinals and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.   Antonio Rossi and Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 3:16.848 QF
2.   Thor Nielsen and Jesper Staal (DEN) 3:17.420 QF
3.   Andrian Dushev and Milko Kazanov (BUL) 3:18.480 QF
4.   Róbert Hegedűs and Péter Almási (HUN) 3:18.524 QF
5.   Peter Scott and Grant Leury (AUS) 3:19.056 QF
6.   Juraj Kadnár and Attila Szabó (SVK) 3:20.904
7.   Petr Hruška and René Kučera (CZE) 3:21.384
8.   Juan José Román and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:24.032
9.   Javier Correa and Abelardo Sztrum (ARG) 3:28.128
Semifinal 2
1.   Grzegorz Kotowicz and Dariusz Białkowski (POL) 3:18.026 QF
2.   Pierre Lubac and Patrick Lancereau (FRA) 3:18.722 QF
3.   Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche (GER) 3:19.394 QF
4.   Staffan Malmsten and Markus Oscarsson (SWE) 3:19.606 QF
5.   Peter Newton and John Mooney (USA) 3:19.834
6.   Rui Fernandes and Joaquim Queiróz (POR) 3:22.270
7.   Aleksandr Ivanik and Andrey Tisin (RUS) 3:22.306
8.   Vidas Kupčinskas and Vaidas Mizeras (LTU) 3:24.462
9.   Grayson Bourne and Paul Darby-Dowman (GBR) 3:25.346

FinalEdit

The final was held on August 3.

    Antonio Rossi and Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 3:09.190
    Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche (GER) 3:10.518
    Andrian Dushev and Milko Kazanov (BUL) 3:11.206
4.   Grzegorz Kotowicz and Dariusz Białkowski (POL) 3:11.262
5.   Pierre Lubac and Patrick Lancereau (FRA) 3:11.402
6.   Thor Nielsen and Jesper Staal (DEN) 3:12.054
7.   Peter Scott and Grant Leury (AUS) 3:13.054
8.   Staffan Malmsten and Markus Oscarsson (SWE) 3:14.182
9.   Róbert Hegedűs and Péter Almási (HUN) 3:14.282

Germany led the first half of the race, but could not match the finishing power of the Italians. Scarpa, competing in his fourth Olympics, won a silver in the men's K-2 500 m event the following day.

ReferencesEdit