Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres
The men's C-2 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics will take place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The C-2 event is raced in two-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.
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, semifinal on August 21, and final on August 23.
|Tuesday, August 19, 2008||17:30-17:50||Heats|
|Thursday, August 21, 2008||16:50-17:00||Semifinal|
|Saturday, August 23, 2008||17:05-17:20||Final|
| Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
| Sergey Ulegin
and Alexander Kostoglod (RUS)
| Christian Gille|
and Thomasz Wylenzek (GER)
|1||Meng Guanliang, Yang Wenjun||China||1:41.218||QF|
|2||Sergey Ulegin, Aleksandr Kostoglod||Russia||1:41.241||QF|
|3||Daniel Jędraszko, Roman Rynkiewicz||Poland||1:42.309||QF|
|4||Raimundas Labuckas, Tomas Gadeikis||Lithuania||1:42.803||QS|
|5||Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev||Bulgaria||1:43.428||QS|
|6||Matyas Safran, Mihaly Zoltan Safran||Hungary||1:43.642||QS|
|7||Serguey Torres, Karel Aguilar||Cuba||1:44.155||QS|
|8||Everardo Cristóbal, Dimas Camilo||Mexico||1:54.090||QS|
|1||Christian Gille, Thomas Wylenzek||Germany||1:41.513||QF|
|2||Andrei Bahdanovich, Aliaksandr Bahdanovich||Belarus||1:41.767||QF|
|3||Sergiy Bezuglyy, Maksym Prokopenko||Ukraine||1:42.054||QF|
|4||Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici||Romania||1:42.306||QS|
|5||Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny||Canada||1:43.189||QS|
|6||Bertrand Hemonic, William Tchamba||France||1:43.453||QS|
|7||Kaisar Nurmaganbetov, Aleksey Dyadchuk||Kazakhstan||1:45.730||QS|
Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, Rest Out
|1||Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici||Romania||1:42.545||QF|
|2||Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev||Bulgaria||1:42.891||QF|
|3||Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny||Canada||1:42.921||QF|
|4||Raimundas Labuckas, Tomas Gadeikis||Lithuania||1:43.299|
|5||Serguey Torres, Karel Aguilar||Cuba||1:43.673|
|6||Bertrand Hemonic, William Tchamba||France||1:43.874|
|7||Kaisar Nurmaganbetov, Aleksey Dyadchuk||Kazakhstan||1:44.992|
|8||Matyas Safran, Mihaly Zoltan Safran||Hungary||1:45.032|
|9||Everardo Cristóbal, Dimas Camilo||Mexico||1:48.853|
|Meng Guanliang, Yang Wenjun||China||1:41.025|
|Sergey Ulegin, Aleksandr Kostoglod||Russia||1:41.282|
|Christian Gille, Thomas Wylenzek||Germany||1:41.964|
|4||Andrei Bahdanovich, Aliaksandr Bahdanovich||Belarus||1:41.996|
|5||Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny||Canada||1:42.450|
|6||Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici||Romania||1:43.195|
|7||Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev||Bulgaria||1:43.971|
|8||Sergiy Bezuglyy, Maksym Prokopenko||Ukraine||1:44.157|
|9||Daniel Jędraszko, Roman Rynkiewicz||Poland||1:44.389|
The Chinese duo repeated their gold from 2004 and had to be fished out of the water after when Meng Guanliang dived into the water right when crossing the finish line, causing the canoe to capsize.
- Sports-reference.com 2008 C-2 500 m results.
- Yahoo! August 19, 2008 sprint heat results. - accessed August 19, 2008.
- Yahoo! August 21, 2008 sprint semifinal results. - accessed August 21, 2008.
- Yahoo! August 23, 2008 sprint final results. - accessed August 23, 2008.
- YouTube.com of the Olympic final. - accessed 13 August 2009 (Commentary in German).