Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 500 metres

These are the results of the men's C-1 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The C-1 event is raced by single-man sprint canoes.

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Andreas Dittmer (GER)   David Cal (ESP)   Maxim Opalev (RUS)

HeatsEdit

The 19 competitors first raced in three heats. The first-place finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final, and the remaining 16 canoers moved on to the two semifinal races. The heats were raced on August 24.

Heat Place Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 1:49.146 QF
1 2 Martin Marinov   Australia 1:49.698 QS
1 3 Aldo Pruna Diaz   Cuba 1:50.246 QS
1 4 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 1:50.378 QS
1 5 Andreas Kiligkaridis   Greece 1:53.662 QS
1 6 Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 2:00.238 QS
1 7 Darwin Correa   Uruguay 2:02.014 QS
2 1 Maxim Opalev   Russia 1:48.144 QF
2 2 Dagnis Vinogradovs   Latvia 1:50.776 QS
2 3 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 1:51.568 QS
2 4 Wang Bing   China 1:51.920 QS
2 5 Emanuel Horvaticek   Croatia 1:55.528 QS
2 6 Kaissar Nurmaganbetov   Kazakhstan 1:55.636 QS
3 1 David Cal   Spain 1:48.397 QF
3 2 Martin Doktor   Czech Republic 1:49.557 QS
3 3 Richard Dalton   Canada 1:50.005 QS
3 4 Márton Joób   Hungary 1:51.025 QS
3 5 Stanimir Atanasov   Bulgaria 1:52.917 QS
3 6 Marián Ostrčil   Slovakia 1:58.357 QS

SemifinalsEdit

The top three finishers in each of the two semifinals qualified for the final, joining the three first-place finishers from the initial heats. Fourth place and higher competitors were eliminated. The semifinals were raced on August 26.

Semifinal 1
1.   Martin Doktor (CZE) 1:50.253 QF
2.   Márton Joób (HUN) 1:50.813 QF
3.   Wang Bing (CHN) 1:51.649 QF
4.   Aldo Pruna Diaz (CUB) 1:53.229
5.   Kaissar Nurmaganbetov (KAZ) 1:53.333
6.   Yuriy Cheban (UKR) 1:53.385
7.   Andreas Kiligkaridis (GRE) 1:53.793
8.   Florin Georgian Mironcic (ROU) 1:53.957
Semifinal 2
1.   Aliaksandr Zhukouski (BLR) 1:50.563 QF
2.   Stanimir Atanasov (BUL) 1:50.631 QF
3.   Richard Dalton (CAN) 1:51.027 QF
4.   Martin Marinov (AUS) 1:51.219
5.   Dagnis Vinogradovs (LAT) 1:52.511
6.   Marián Ostrčil (SVK) 1:52.871
7.   Darwin Correa (URU) 1:58.727
8.   Emanuel Horvaticek (CRO) 2:06.347

FinalEdit

The final was raced on August 28.

    Andreas Dittmer (GER) 1:46.383
    David Cal (ESP) 1:46.723
    Maxim Opalev (RUS) 1:47.767
4.   Aliaksandr Zhukouski (BLR) 1:47.903
5.   Martin Doktor (CZE) 1:47.999
6.   Richard Dalton (CAN) 1:48.103
7.   Márton Joób (HUN) 1:48.195
8.   Stanimir Atanasov (BUL) 1:49.759
9.   Wang Bing (CHN) 1:49.903

Dittmar learned his lesson from the previous day in letting Cal get out to far ahead in the C-1 1000 m event by staying close to the Spaniard through the entire race before winning his third Olympic gold medal.

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