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Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 500 metres

The men's C-1 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The C-1 event is raced in single-man sprint canoes. This would be the last time the event would take place at the Summer Olympics. On 13 August 2009, it was announced by the International Canoe Federation that the men's 500 m events would be replaced by 200 m events at the 2012 Summer Olympics with one of them being K-1 200 m for the women. The other events for men at 200 m will be C-1, C-2, and K-1.[1]

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 19, semifinals on August 21, and finals on August 23.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 16:10-16:40 Heats
Thursday, August 21, 2008 16:00-16:20 Semifinals
Saturday, August 23, 2008 15:45-16:00 Final

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Maxim Opalev (RUS)   David Cal (ESP)   Iurii Cheban (UKR)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 David Cal   Spain 1:48.095 QF
2 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 1:48.608 QS
3 Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 1:49.454 QS
4 Attila Vajda   Hungary 1:49.942 QS
5 Aldo Pruna   Cuba 1:51.111 QS
6 Nivalter Jesus   Brazil 1:51.363 QS
7 Torsten Lachmann   Australia 2:00.594 QS
8 Fortunato Luis Pacavira   Angola 2:13.265

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 1:48.669 QF
2 Mark Oldershaw   Canada 1:48.817 QS
3 Mathieu Goubel   France 1:49.527 QS
4 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 1:49.527 QS
5 Mikhail Yemelyanov   Kazakhstan 1:54.832 QS
6 Marián Ostrčil   Slovakia 1:55.911 QS
7 Calvin Mokoto   South Africa 2:03.372 QS

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Maxim Opalev   Russia 1:47.849 QF
2 Li Qiang   China 1:49.164 QS
3 Paweł Baraszkiewicz   Poland 1:50.463 QS
4 Vadim Menkov   Uzbekistan 1:52.793 QS
5 Andreas Kiligkaridis   Greece 1:54.541 QS
6 Mikelis Ezmalis   Latvia 1:54.890 QS
7 Sean Pangelinan   Guam 2:12.696 QS

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 1:51.507 QF
2 Mathieu Goubel   France 1:52.239 QF
3 Li Qiang   China 1:52.887 QF
4 Andreas Dittmer   Germany 1:53.182
5 Aldo Pruna   Cuba 1:53.809
6 Vadim Menkov   Uzbekistan 1:55.610
7 Nivalter Jesus   Brazil 1:56.139
8 Marián Ostrčil   Slovakia 1:58.401
9 Sean Pangelinan   Guam 2:17.940

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Attila Vajda   Hungary 1:51.029 QF
2 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 1:51.535 QF
3 Paweł Baraszkiewicz   Poland 1:51.744 QF
4 Mark Oldershaw   Canada 1:52.649
5 Andreas Kiligkaridis   Greece 1:56.310
6 Mikelis Ezmalis   Latvia 1:56.907
7 Torsten Lachmann   Australia 1:59.119
8 Mikhail Yemelyanov   Kazakhstan 2:06.908
9 Calvin Mokoto   South Africa 2:12.226

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Maxim Opalev   Russia 1:47.140
  David Cal   Spain 1:48.397
  Yuriy Cheban   Ukraine 1:48.766
4 Mathieu Goubel   France 1:49.056
5 Aliaksandr Zhukouski   Belarus 1:49.092
6 Li Qiang   China 1:49.287
7 Florin Georgian Mironcic   Romania 1:49.861
8 Paweł Baraszkiewicz   Poland 1:50.048
9 Attila Vajda   Hungary 1:50.156

Opalev's gold earned him a complete set of medals in this event, having won a silver in 2000 and a bronze in 2004.

ReferencesEdit