Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres
| Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
| Ibrahim Rojas
and Ledis Balceiro (CUB)
| Alexander Kostoglod|
and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS)
The 14 teams first raced in two heats on August 24. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final, and the remaining 8 teams moved on to the semifinal.
|1||1||Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek||Germany||1:40.128||QF|
|1||2||Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr.||Canada||1:40.488||QF|
|1||3||Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko||Poland||1:40.524||QF|
|1||4||György Kozmann and György Kolonics||Hungary||1:41.324||QS|
|1||5||Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov||Ukraine||1:44.532||QS|
|1||6||Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky||Slovakia||1:45.860||QS|
|1||7||Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson||United States||1:48.172||QS|
|2||1||Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun||China||1:38.916||QF|
|2||2||Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro||Cuba||1:39.860||QF|
|2||3||Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov||Russia||1:40.128||QF|
|2||4||Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu||Romania||1:41.368||QS|
|2||5||Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich||Belarus||1:41.576||QS|
|2||6||Alfredo Bea and David Mascató||Spain||1:43.708||QS|
|2||7||Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir||France||1:49.940||QS|
The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on August 26) advanced to the final, joining the six teams who had moved directly from the heats. All other teams were eliminated.
|1.||Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU)||1:41.424||QF|
|2.||György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN)||1:41.472||QF|
|3.||Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR)||1:42.484||QF|
|4.||Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov (UKR)||1:42.860|
|5.||Alfredo Bea and David Mascató (ESP)||1:43.160|
|6.||Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky (SVK)||1:44.732|
|7.||Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir (FRA)||1:45.548|
|8.||Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson (USA)||1:46.424|
The final was held on August 28.
|Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun (CHN)||1:40.278|
|Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro (CUB)||1:40.350|
|Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS)||1:40.442|
|4.||Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU)||1:40.618|
|5.||Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek (GER)||1:40.802|
|6.||Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR)||1:40.858|
|7.||György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN)||1:41.138|
|8.||Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr. (CAN)||1:41.210|
|9.||Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko (POL)||1:42.046|
The Chinese duo had just won their first World Cup races weeks earlier and were only looking to gain experience for the next Summer Olympics in Beijing. The race was so close that race officials could not determine the winners until most of the canoers were out of their boats and the canoes were on the dock.
- 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe sprint results (in English), (in French), & (in Greek)
- Sports-reference.com 2004 C-2 500 m results.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jamie Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Pairs 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 482.
- Yahoo! Sports Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe/Kayak Results