Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 1000 metres

The men's K-2 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 K-2 event is raced in two-person kayaks.

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top 3 in each of the two heats advances directly to the final, while the next four finishers (places 4 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.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 16:50-17:10 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 16:20-16:30 Semifinal
Friday, August 22, 2008 16:35-16:50 Final

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein (GER)
  Kim Wraae Knudsen
and René Holten Poulsen (DEN)
  Andrea Facchin
and Antonio Scaduto (ITA)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Martin Hollstein, Andreas Ihle   Germany 3:15.987 QF
2 Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen   Denmark 3:18.709 QF
3 Philippe Colin, Cyrille Carre   France 3:18.968 QF
4 Kevin De Bont, Bob Maesen   Belgium 3:21.604 QS
5 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng   China 3:26.443 QS
6 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez   Venezuela 3:31.569 QS
- Markus Oscarsson, Anders Gustafsson   Sweden - Disqualified

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera   Hungary 3:17.636 QF
2 Adam Seroczyński, Mariusz Kujawski   Poland 3:18.282 QF
3 Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto   Italy 3:18.897 QF
4 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 3:19.167 QS
5 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe   Latvia 3:23.198 QS
6 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen   Finland 3:23.475 QS
7 Steven Jorens, Ryan Cuthbert   Canada 3:29.037 QS

Sweden's disqualification as of 2009 was not given.

SemifinalEdit

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe   Latvia 3:23.408 QF
2 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 3:23.511 QF
3 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng   China 3:24.031 QF
4 Kevin De Bont, Bob Maesen   Belgium 3:24.148
5 Steven Jorens, Ryan Cuthbert   Canada 3:26.635
6 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen   Finland 3:27.018
7 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez   Venezuela 3:27.423

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Martin Hollstein, Andreas Ihle   Germany 3:11.809
  Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen   Denmark 3:13.580
  Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto   Italy 3:14.750
4 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera   Hungary 3:15.049
5 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson   New Zealand 3:15.329
6 Philippe Colin, Cyrille Carre   France 3:16.532
7 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe   Latvia 3:19.387
8 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng   China 3:22.058
DSQ Adam Seroczyński, Mariusz Kujawski   Poland 3:14.828 DSQ[1]

Poland finished fourth originally, but was disqualified when Seroczyński tested positive for doping. After a year of deliberation and court cases, it was determined on 11 December 2009 that Poland was disqualified. Additionally, Seroczyński was banned from competition for two years. He is the first canoer to fail a doping test in the Summer Olympics.

ReferencesEdit