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

The men's K-1 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The K-1 event is raced in single-person kayaks. 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 six finishers in each of the four heats advances directly to the semifinal along with the top three times. The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals advance to 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 15:30-16:10 Heats
Thursday, August 21, 2008 15:30-16:00 Semifinals
Saturday, August 23, 2008 15:30-15:45 Final

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Ken Wallace (AUS)   Adam van Koeverden (CAN)   Tim Brabants (GBR)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1..6->Semifinals + 3 best next by time, Rest Out

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Adam van Koeverden   Canada 1:35.554 WB QS
2 Eirik Verås Larsen   Norway 1:36.439 QS
3 Michele Zerial   Italy 1:36.950 QS
4 Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 1:37.538 QS
5 Shaun Rubenstein   South Africa 1:37.687 QS
6 Dmitriy Torlopov   Kazakhstan 1:39.892 QS
7 Jorge Garcia   Cuba 1:42.803 QS
8 Rudolph Berking-Williams   Samoa 1:47.839 QS

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Tim Brabants   Great Britain 1:36.338 QS
2 Anton Ryakhov   Russia 1:37.666 QS
3 Stjepan Janić   Croatia 1:37.724 QS
4 Arnaud Hybois   France 1:37.902 QS
5 Miguel Correa   Argentina 1:39.781 QS
6 Emanuel Silva   Portugal 1:42.513 QS
7 Tony Lespoir   Seychelles 1:53.248

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1:36.099 QS
2 Ken Wallace   Australia 1:36.208 QS
3 Anders Gustafsson   Sweden 1:36.633 QS
4 Marek Twardowski   Poland 1:39.436 QS
5 Assane Dame Fall   Senegal 1:52.215 QS
6 Alcino Silva   São Tomé and Príncipe 1:58.178 QS
7 Kotoua Francis Abia   Ivory Coast 2:00.716

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Michael Kolganov   Israel 1:38.396 QS
2 Jonas Ems   Germany 1:38.819 QS
3 Rami Zur   United States 1:39.037 QS
4 Manuel Cortina Martínez   Mexico 1:40.626 QS
5 Kasper Bleibach   Denmark 1:42.529 QS
6 Pan Yao   China 1:44.757 QS
7 Myint Tayzar Phone   Myanmar 1:48.179 QS

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Adam van Koeverden   Canada 1:42.438 QF
2 Anton Ryakhov   Russia 1:42.968 QF
3 Ken Wallace   Australia 1:43.340 QF
4 Shaun Rubenstein   South Africa 1:44.154
5 Emanuel Silva   Portugal 1:45.985
6 Rami Zur   United States 1:47.163
7 Manuel Cortina Martínez   Mexico 1:48.333
8 Jorge Garcia   Cuba 1:49.077
9 Assane Dame Fall   Senegal 2:04.633

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 1:42.238 QF
2 Anders Gustafsson   Sweden 1:42.409 QF
3 Tim Brabants   Great Britain 1:42.530 QF
4 Michele Zerial   Italy 1:42.931
5 Marek Twardowski   Poland 1:43.733
6 Jonas Ems   Germany 1:44.717
7 Miguel Correa   Argentina 1:46.422
8 Pan Yao   China 1:55.242
Rudolph Berking-Williams   Samoa DNS

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Stjepan Janić   Croatia 1:41.689 QF
2 Eirik Verås Larsen   Norway 1:41.927 QF
3 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1:42.155 QF
4 Michael Kolganov   Israel 1:43.145
5 Arnaud Hybois   France 1:43.559
6 Kasper Bleibach   Denmark 1:45.418
7 Dmitriy Torlopov   Kazakhstan 1:47.573
8 Myint Tayzar Phone   Myanmar 1:55.300
9 Alcino Silva   São Tomé and Príncipe 2:06.288

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Ken Wallace   Australia 1:37.252
  Adam van Koeverden   Canada 1:37.630
  Tim Brabants   Great Britain 1:37.671
4 Eirik Verås Larsen   Norway 1:37.949
5 Anton Ryakhov   Russia 1:38.187
6 Ákos Vereckei   Hungary 1:38.318
7 Anders Gustafsson   Sweden 1:38.447
8 Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 1:38.512
9 Stjepan Janić   Croatia 1:38.729

ReferencesEdit