Canoeing at the 2000 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 2000 Summer Olympics program.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Hungary (HUN)
Ákos Vereckei
Gábor Horváth
Zoltán Kammerer
Botond Storcz
  Germany (GER)
Jan Schäfer
Mark Zabel
Björn Bach
Stefan Ulm
  Poland (POL)
Grzegorz Kotowicz
Adam Seroczyński
Dariusz Białkowski
Marek Witkowski

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

13 crews entered in two heats. The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final while the remaining teams competed in the semifinal.

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Tuesday 26 September 2000
Place Overall Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1 1   Hungary Ákos Vereckei, Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Horváth, and Botond Storcz 2:58.096 QF
2 3   Russia Anatoli Tishchenko, Oleg Gorobiy, Yevgeny Salakhov, and Roman Zarubin 2:59.764 QF
3 4   Poland Dariusz Białkowski, Grzegorz Kotowicz, Adam Seroczyński, and Marek Witkowski 3:00.166 QF
4 5   Bulgaria Milko Kazanov, Petar Merkov, Yordan Yordanov, and Petar Sibinkić 3:00.634 QS
5 9   Sweden Jonas Fager, Anders Gustafsson, Erik Lindeberg, and Niklaes Persson 3:04.420 QS
6 10   Yugoslavia Igor Kovačić, Saša Vujanić, Jozef Soti, and Dragan Zorić 3:04.432 QS
7 12   France Frédéric Gauthier, Maxime Boccon, Pierre Lubac, and Stéphane Gourichon 3:05.806 QS
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Tuesday 26 September 2000
Place Overall Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1 2   Germany Björn Bach, Jan Schäfer, Stefan Ulm, and Mark Zabel 2:59.473 QF
2 6   Slovakia Róbert Erban, Richard Riszdorfer, Juraj Tarr, and Erik Vlček 3:00.955 QF
3 7   United States Stein Jorgensen, John Mooney, Peter Newton, and Angel Pérez 3:01.369 QF
4 8   Czech Republic Karel Leština, Pavel Hottmar, Pavel Holubář, and Jiří Polívka 3:02.053 QS
5 11   Romania Vasile Curuzan, Sorin Petcu, Romică Şerban, and Marian Sîrbu 3:05.341 QS
6 13   Australia Ross Chaffer, Shane Suska, Peter Scott, and Cameron McFadzean 3:05.893 QS

Overall Results Heats

Heats
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Place Time Qual.
1   Hungary Ákos Vereckei, Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Horváth, and Botond Storcz 1 1 2:58.096 QF
2   Germany Björn Bach, Jan Schäfer, Stefan Ulm, and Mark Zabel 2 1 2:59.764 QF
3   Russia Anatoli Tishchenko, Oleg Gorobiy, Yevgeny Salakhov, and Roman Zarubin 1 2 2:59.764 QF
4   Poland Dariusz Białkowski, Grzegorz Kotowicz, Adam Seroczyński, and Marek Witkowski 1 3 3:00.166 QF
5   Bulgaria Milko Kazanov, Petar Merkov, Yordan Yordanov, and Petar Sibinkić 1 4 3:00.634 QS
6   Slovakia Róbert Erban, Richard Riszdorfer, Juraj Tarr, and Erik Vlček 2 2 3:00.955 QF
7   United States Stein Jorgensen, John Mooney, Peter Newton, and Angel Pérez 2 3 3:01.369 QF
8   Czech Republic Karel Leština, Pavel Hottmar, Pavel Holubář, and Jiří Polívka 2 4 3:02.053 QS
9   Sweden Jonas Fager, Anders Gustafsson, Erik Lindeberg, and Niklaes Persson 1 5 3:04.420 QS
10   Yugoslavia Igor Kovačić, Saša Vujanić, Jozef Soti, and Dragan Zorić 1 6 3:04.432 QS
11   Romania Vasile Curuzan, Sorin Petcu, Romică Şerban, and Marian Sîrbu 2 5 3:05.341 QS
12   France Frédéric Gauthier, Maxime Boccon, Pierre Lubac, and Stéphane Gourichon 1 7 3:05.806 QS
13   Australia Ross Chaffer, Shane Suska, Peter Scott, and Cameron McFadzean 2 6 3:05.893 QS

Yugoslavia is shown as Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) in the sports-reference.com website.

SemifinalsEdit

The top three finishers in the semifinal advanced to the final.

Heat 1 of 1
Date: Thursday 28 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1   Bulgaria Milko Kazanov, Petar Merkov, Yordan Yordanov, and Petar Sibinkić 3:01.051 QF
2   Sweden Jonas Fager, Anders Gustafsson, Erik Lindeberg, and Niklaes Persson 3:02.611 QF
3   Yugoslavia Igor Kovačić, Saša Vujanić, Jozef Soti, and Dragan Zorić 3:02.713 QF
4   Czech Republic Karel Leština, Pavel Hottmar, Pavel Holubář, and Jiří Polívka 3:02.851
5   France Frédéric Gauthier, Maxime Boccon, Pierre Lubac, and Stéphane Gourichon 3:03.703
6   Romania Vasile Curuzan, Sorin Petcu, Romică Şerban, and Marian Sîrbu 3:05.101
7   Australia Ross Chaffer, Shane Suska, Peter Scott, and Cameron McFadzean 3:05.527

FinalEdit

Heat 1 of 1
Date: Saturday 30 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Time
    Hungary Ákos Vereckei, Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Horváth, and Botond Storcz 2:55.188
    Germany Björn Bach, Jan Schäfer, Stefan Ulm, and Mark Zabel 2:55.704
    Poland Dariusz Białkowski, Grzegorz Kotowicz, Adam Seroczyński, and Marek Witkowski 2:55.704
4   Slovakia Róbert Erban, Richard Riszdorfer, Juraj Tarr, and Erik Vlček 2:57.696
5   Bulgaria Milko Kazanov, Petar Merkov, Yordan Yordanov, and Petar Sibinkić 2:59.112
6   United States Stein Jorgensen, John Mooney, Peter Newton, and Angel Pérez 2:59.472
7   Russia Anatoli Tishchenko, Oleg Gorobiy, Yevgeny Salakhov, and Roman Zarubin 2:59.778
8   Sweden Jonas Fager, Anders Gustafsson, Erik Lindeberg, and Niklaes Persson 3:01.326
9   Yugoslavia Igor Kovačić, Saša Vujanić, Jozef Soti, and Dragan Zorić 3:02.316

Germany won the K-4 1000 m world championships in 1997 and 1998 while Hungary won in 1999. Germany won the European championships in July 2000, but the Hungarians won the Olympic final by about 2.5 meter (8 feet).

ReferencesEdit