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.[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.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
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

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
  Sergey Ulegin
and Alexander Kostoglod (RUS)
  Christian Gille
and Thomasz Wylenzek (GER)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, 4..7->Semifinal + 8th best time, Rest Out

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
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

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
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

SemifinalEdit

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
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

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  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.

ReferencesEdit