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Canoeing at the 2000 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 2000 Summer Olympics program.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Knut Holmann (NOR)   Petar Merkov (BUL)   Michael Kolganov (ISR)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

31 competitors first raced in four heats. The top six finishers from each of the heats and the three fastest finishers advanced directly to the semifinals.

Heat 1 of 4
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 10 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1:42.089 QS
2 16 Ian Wynne   Great Britain 1:42.779 QS
3 18 Ognjen Filipović   Yugoslavia 1:43.097 QS
4 19 Róbert Erban   Slovakia 1:43.109 QS
5 20 Antonio Scaduto   Italy 1:43.289 QS
6 21 Anders Svensson   Sweden 1:43.349 QS
7 22 Alvydas Duonėla   Lithuania 1:43.877 QS
8 31 Roger Caumo   Brazil 1:49.955
Heat 2 of 4
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 2 Petar Merkov   Bulgaria 1:40.227 QS
2 3 Michael Kolganov   Israel 1:40.275 QS
3 4 Jovino González   Spain 1:40.761 QS
4 6 Lutz Liwowski   Germany 1:41.091 QS
5 8 Alan van Coller   South Africa 1:41.805 QS
6 24 Pavel Hottmar   Czech Republic 1:44.391 QS
7 28 Sergey Sergin   Kazakhstan 1:47.253
Heat 3 of 4
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 1 Grzegorz Kotowicz   Poland 1:40.204 QS
2 5 Knut Holmann   Norway 1:40.990 QS
3 9 Nathan Baggaley   Australia 1:41.854 QS
4 11 Vladimir Grushikhin   Armenia 1:42.430 QS
5 13 Mihai Apostol   Canada 1:42.562 QS
6 14 Anton Ryakhov   Uzbekistan 1:42.694 QS
7 17 Hain Helde   Estonia 1:42.772 QS
8 29 Nader Eivazi   Iran 1:49.306
Heat 4 of 4
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 7 Javier Correa   Argentina 1:41.557 QS
2 12 Kimmo Latvamäki   Finland 1:42.535 QS
3 15 Geza Magyar   Romania 1:42.733 QS
4 23 Stein Jorgensen   United States 1:44.185 QS
5 25 Anatoli Tishchenko   Russia 1:44.707 QS
6 26 Nam Sung-Ho   South Korea 1:45.163 QS
7 27 Adrian Bachmann   Switzerland 1:45.187 QS
8 30 Gary Mawer   Ireland 1:49.705

Overall Results Heats

Heats
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Place Time Qual.
1 Grzegorz Kotowicz   Poland 3 1 1:40.204 QS
2 Petar Merkov   Bulgaria 2 1 1:40.227 QS
3 Michael Kolganov   Israel 2 2 1:40.275 QS
4 Jovino González   Spain 2 3 1:40.761 QS
5 Knut Holmann   Norway 3 2 1:40.990 QS
6 Lutz Liwowski   Germany 2 4 1:41.091 QS
7 Javier Correa   Argentina 4 1 1:41.557 QS
8 Alan van Coller   South Africa 2 5 1:41.805 QS
9 Nathan Baggaley   Australia 3 3 1:41.854 QS
10 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1 1 1:42.089 QS
11 Vladimir Grushikhin   Armenia 3 4 1:42.430 QS
12 Kimmo Latvamäki   Finland 4 2 1:42.535 QS
13 Mihai Apostol   Canada 3 5 1:42.562 QS
14 Anton Ryakhov   Uzbekistan 3 6 1:42.694 QS
15 Geza Magyar   Romania 4 3 1:42.733 QS
16 Ian Wynne   Great Britain 1 2 1:42.779 QS
17 Hain Helde   Estonia 3 7 1:42.772 QS
18 Ognjen Filipović   Yugoslavia 1 3 1:43.097 QS
19 Róbert Erban   Slovakia 1 4 1:43.109 QS
20 Antonio Scaduto   Italy 1 5 1:43.289 QS
21 Anders Svensson   Sweden 1 6 1:43.349 QS
22 Alvydas Duonėla   Lithuania 1 7 1:43.877 QS
23 Stein Jorgensen   United States 4 4 1:44.185 QS
24 Pavel Hottmar   Czech Republic 2 6 1:44.391 QS
25 Anatoli Tishchenko   Russia 4 5 1:44.707 QS
26 Nam Sung-Ho   South Korea 4 6 1:45.163 QS
27 Adrian Bachmann   Switzerland 4 7 1:45.187 QS
28 Sergey Sergin   Kazakhstan 2 7 1:47.253
29 Nader Eivazi   Iran 3 8 1:49.306
30 Gary Mawer   Ireland 4 8 1:49.705
31 Roger Caumo   Brazil 1 8 1:49.955

SemifinalsEdit

The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals advanced to the final.

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 1 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1:39.574 QF
2 2 Knut Holmann   Norway 1:39.964 QF
3 5 Michael Kolganov   Israel 1:40.426 QF
4 11 Geza Magyar   Romania 1:41.482
5 14 Pavel Hottmar   Czech Republic 1:41.920
6 20 Antonio Scaduto   Italy 1:43.432
7 22 Mihai Apostol   Canada 1:43.444
8 23 Stein Jorgensen   United States 1:44.182
9 25 Hain Helde   Estonia 1:45.916
Heat Heat 2 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 3 Petar Merkov   Bulgaria 1:40.008 QF
2 4 Alvydas Duonėla   Lithuania 1:40.368 QF
3 7 Alan van Coller   South Africa 1:40.656 QF
4 8 Nathan Baggaley   Australia 1:40.884
5 13 Kimmo Latvamäki   Finland 1:41.640
6 15 Róbert Erban   Slovakia 1:42.300
7 21 Ognjen Filipović   Yugoslavia 1:43.434
8 26 Nam Sung-Ho   South Korea 1:46.008
Vladimir Grushikhin   Armenia DISQ

Gurshikhin's disqualification was not disclosed in the official report.

Heat 3 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Overall Athlete Nation Time Qual.
1 6 Lutz Liwowski   Germany 1:40.586 QF
2 9 Jovino González   Spain 1:41.168 QF
3 10 Grzegorz Kotowicz   Poland 1:41.198 QF
4 12 Ian Wynne   Great Britain 1:41.485
5 16 Anatoli Tishchenko   Russia 1:42.548
6 17 Javier Correa   Argentina 1:42.784
7 18 Anders Svensson   Sweden 1:43.070
8 19 Anton Ryakhov   Uzbekistan 1:43.292
9 24 Adrian Bachmann   Switzerland 1:45.866

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Place Time Qual.
1 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1 1 1:39.574 QF
2 Knut Holmann   Norway 1 2 1:39.964 QF
3 Petar Merkov   Bulgaria 2 1 1:40.008 QF
4 Alvydas Duonėla   Lithuania 2 2 1:40.368 QF
5 Michael Kolganov   Israel 1 3 1:40.426 QF
6 Lutz Liwowski   Germany 3 1 1:40.586 QF
7 Alan van Coller   South Africa 2 3 1:40.656 QF
8 Nathan Baggaley   Australia 2 4 1:40.884
9 Jovino González   Spain 3 2 1:41.168 QF
10 Grzegorz Kotowicz   Poland 3 3 1:41.198 QF
11 Geza Magyar   Romania 1 4 1:41.482
12 Ian Wynne   Great Britain 3 4 1:41.485
13 Kimmo Latvamäki   Finland 2 5 1:41.640
14 Pavel Hottmar   Czech Republic 1 5 1:41.920
15 Róbert Erban   Slovakia 2 6 1:42.300
16 Anatoli Tishchenko   Russia 3 5 1:42.548
17 Javier Correa   Argentina 3 6 1:42.784
18 Anders Svensson   Sweden 3 7 1:43.070
19 Anton Ryakhov   Uzbekistan 3 8 1:43.292
20 Antonio Scaduto   Italy 1 6 1:43.432
21 Ognjen Filipović   Yugoslavia 2 7 1:43.434
22 Mihai Apostol   Canada 1 7 1:43.444
23 Stein Jorgensen   United States 1 8 1:44.182
24 Adrian Bachmann   Switzerland 3 9 1:45.866
25 Hain Helde   Estonia 1 9 1:45.916
26 Nam Sung-Ho   South Korea 2 8 1:46.008
Vladimir Grushikhin   Armenia 2 DISQ

FinalEdit

Final
Date: Sunday 1 October 2000
Place Athlete Nation Time
  Knut Holmann   Norway 1:57.847
  Petar Merkov   Bulgaria 1:58.393
  Michael Kolganov   Israel 1:59.563
4 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 2:00.145
5 Lutz Liwowski   Germany 2:00.259
6 Jovino González   Spain 2:03.889
7 Alvydas Duonėla   Lithuania 2:04.591
8 Alan van Coller   South Africa 2:04.981
9 Grzegorz Kotowicz   Poland 2:07.711

The final was delayed six hours to strong winds of 50 mph (80 km/h), a race official sinking in his aluminum dinghy, start lanes for lanes seven and eight being broken prior to the start, and 30 spectators stripping to their underwear to swim to the medal podium only to be taken into custody by police and security personnel. Except for Kolganov edging pre-Olympic favorite Vereckei at the line, the race itself was generally unevental.

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