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Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

The men's C-1 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing between August 18 and 22. The C-1 event is raced in single-man sprint canoes.

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top finisher in each of the three heats advances directly to the final, while the next six finishers (places 2 through 7) in each heat move on to the semifinals. The top three finishers in each of the two semifinals join the heats winners in the final.

Heats took place on August 18, semifinals on August 20, and the final on August 22.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Attila Vajda (HUN)   David Cal (ESP)   Thomas Hall (CAN)

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 16:00-16:30 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 15:50-16:10 Semifinals
Friday, August 22, 2008 15:45-16:00 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1->Final, 2..7->Semifinals, Rest Out

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Attila Vajda   Hungary 3:55.319 QF
2 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 3:57.538 QS
3 Marcin Grzybowski   Poland 4:02.010 QS
4 Miķelis Ežmalis   Latvia 4:13.777 QS
5 Torsten Lachmann   Australia 4:15.188 QS
6 Everardo Cristóbal   Mexico 4:15.280 QS
7 Fortunato Luis Pacavira   Angola 4:39.538 QS
8 Sean Pangelinan   Guam 4:49.284

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Vadim Menkov   Uzbekistan 3:56.793 QF
2 Mathieu Goubel   France 3:56.972 QS
3 Marián Ostrčil   Slovakia 4:00.191 QS
4 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 4:01.380 QS
5 Viktor Melantiev   Russia 4:03.316 QS
6 Nivalter Santos   Brazil 4:17.407 QS
7 Mikhail Yemelyanov   Kazakhstan 4:19.259 QS

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 David Cal   Spain 3:58.756 QF
2 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 4:00.505 QS
3 Aldo Pruna Díaz   Cuba 4:02.351 QS
4 Thomas Hall   Canada 4:05.198 QS
5 Andreas Kiligkaridis   Greece 4:18.488 QS
6 Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 4:23.188 QS
7 Calvin Mokoto   South Africa 4:33.887 QS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, Rest Out

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Thomas Hall   Canada 3:58.820 QF
2 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 3:59.664 QF
3 Aldo Pruna Díaz   Cuba 4:01.745 QF
4 Viktor Melantiev   Russia 4:02.854
5 Marián Ostrčil   Slovakia 4:03.696
6 Everardo Cristóbal   Mexico 4:04.267
7 Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 4:06.095
8 Mikhail Yemelyanov   Kazakhstan 4:16.813
9 Miķelis Ežmalis   Latvia 4:16.820

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Mathieu Goubel   France 3:57.607 QF
2 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 3:58.595 QF
3 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 3:58.851 QF
4 Marcin Grzybowski   Poland 4:00.226
5 Andreas Kiligkaridis   Greece 4:04.627
6 Torsten Lachmann   Australia 4:09.792
7 Nivalter Santos   Brazil 4:12.556
8 Calvin Mokoto   South Africa 4:26.650
9 Fortunato Luis Pacavira   Angola 4:40.697

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Attila Vajda   Hungary 3:50.467
  David Cal   Spain 3:52.751
  Thomas Hall   Canada 3:53.653
4 Vadim Menkov   Uzbekistan 3:54.237
5 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 3:55.645
6 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 3:57.876
7 Mathieu Goubel   France 3:57.889
8 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 3:57.894
9 Aldo Pruna Díaz   Cuba 3:59.087

Menkov led for the early part of the race, but was passed at the 750 meter mark by defending Olympic champion Cal and defending world champion Vajda. The Hungarian pulled away in the final 150 meters to win his gold medal which he dedicated to his fallen teammate György Kolonics, who had died a month earlier training for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

ReferencesEdit