Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's K-4 1000 metres

The men's K-4 1000 metres event was a fours kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Germany (GER)
Thomas Reineck
Olaf Winter
Detlef Hofmann
Mark Zabel
  Hungary (HUN)
András Rajna
Gábor Horváth
Ferenc Csipes
Attila Adrovicz
  Russia (RUS)
Oleg Gorobiy
Sergey Verlin
Georgiy Tsybulnikov
Anatoli Tishchenko

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

16 crews entered in two heats. The top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final while the remaining teams competed in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.   Thomas Reineck, Mark Zabel, Detlef Hofmann, and Olaf Winter (GER) 3:07.908 QF
2.   Anatoli Tishchenko, Oleg Gorobiy, Sergey Verlin, and Georgiy Tsybulnikov (RUS) 3:11.128 QF
3.   James Walker, Paul Lynch, Brian Morton, and Ramon Andersson (AUS) 3:11.752 QS
4.   Miguel García, Jovino González, Emilio Merchán, and Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 3:14.224 QS
5.   Mihai Apostol, Renn Crichlow, Peter Giles, and Liam Jewell (CAN) 3:15.208 QS
6.   Andrea Covi, Enrico Lupetti, Ivano Lussignoli, and Luca Negri (ITA) 3:17.144 QS
7.   Karel Leština, Pavel Mráz, Martin Otáhal, and Jiří Polívka (CZE) 3:19.868 QS
8.   Curt Bader, Philippe Boccara, Mark Hamilton, and Cliff Meidl (USA) 3:23.352 QS
Heat 2
1.   Ferenc Csipes, Gábor Horváth, Attila Adrovicz, and András Rajna (HUN) 3:07.517 QF
2.   Grzegorz Kaleta, Piotr Markiewicz, Marek Witowski, and Adam Wysocki (POL) 3:10.625 QF
3.   Petar Karadzhov, Petar Merkov, Nikolay Yordanov, and Georgi Choykov (BUL) 3:13.165 QS
4.   Paw Madsen, Mattias Oscarsson, Henrik Nilsson, and Jonas Fager (SWE) 3:13.809 QS
5.   Ilfat Gatyatullin, Dmitry Torlopov, Andrey Safaryan, and Sergey Skrypnik (KAZ) 3:15.493 QS
6.   V'iacheslav Kulida, Olesksiy Slivinsky, Andriy Borzukov, and Andriy Petrov (UKR) 3:16.297 QS
7.   Morten Ivarsen, Mattis Næss, Tom Selvik, and Thomas Roander (NOR) 3:17.021 QS
8.   Vladimir Kazantsev, Konstantin Yashin, Anatoly Tyurin, and Andrey Shilin (UZB) 3:27.133 QS

SemifinalsEdit

The top two finishers in the each semifinal and the fastest third-place finisher advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.   Miguel García, Jovino González, Emilio Merchán, and Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 3:00.799 QF
2.   Mihai Apostol, Renn Crichlow, Peter Giles, and Liam Jewell (CAN) 3:01.307 QF
3.   Petar Karadzhov, Petar Merkov, Nikolay Yordanov, and Georgi Choykov (BUL) 3:01.427 QF
4.   V'iacheslav Kulida, Olesksiy Slivinsky, Andriy Borzukov, and Andriy Petrov (UKR) 3:05.643
5.   Karel Leština, Pavel Mráz, Martin Otáhal, and Jiří Polívka (CZE) 3:06.611
6.   Curt Bader, Philippe Boccara, Mark Hamilton, and Cliff Meidl (USA) 3:06.855
Semifinal 2
1.   James Walker, Paul Lynch, Brian Morton, and Ramon Andersson (AUS) 3:01.806 QF
2.   Paw Madsen, Mattias Oscarsson, Henrik Nilsson, and Jonas Fager (SWE) 3:02.202 QF
3.   Andrea Covi, Enrico Lupetti, Ivano Lussignoli, and Luca Negri (ITA) 3:03.218
4.   Morten Ivarsen, Mattis Næss, Tom Selvik, and Thomas Roander (NOR) 3:03.870
5.   Ilfat Gatyatullin, Dmitry Torlopov, Andrey Safaryan, and Sergey Skrypnik (KAZ) 3:06.850
6.   Vladimir Kazantsev, Konstantin Yashin, Anatoly Tyurin, and Andrey Shilin (UZB) 3:11.146

FinalEdit

The final was held on August 3.

    Thomas Reineck, Mark Zabel, Detlef Hofmann, and Olaf Winter (GER) 2:51.528
    Ferenc Csipes, Gábor Horváth, Attila Adrovicz, and András Rajna (HUN) 2:53.184
    Anatoli Tishchenko, Oleg Gorobiy, Sergey Verlin, and Georgiy Tsybulnikov (RUS) 2:53.996
4.   Grzegorz Kaleta, Piotr Markiewicz, Marek Witowski, and Adam Wysocki (POL) 2:54.772
5.   Miguel García, Jovino González, Emilio Merchán, and Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 2:55.884
6.   Paw Madsen, Mattias Oscarsson, Henrik Nilsson, and Jonas Fager (SWE) 2:55.908
7.   Mihai Apostol, Renn Crichlow, Peter Giles, and Liam Jewell (CAN) 2:56.664
8.   Petar Karadzhov, Petar Merkov, Nikolay Yordanov, and Georgi Choykov (BUL) 2:56.696
9.   James Walker, Paul Lynch, Brian Morton, and Ramon Andersson (AUS) 2:57.560

Germany stayed close to Hungary for the first 750 meters of the race before pulling away to win decisively.

ReferencesEdit