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Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 500 metres

The men's K-2 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The K-2 event is raced in two-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 three finishers in each of the two heats advances directly to the final, while the nine fastest times in both heats move on to the semifinals. The top three finishers in the semifinal join the heats winners in the final.

Heats took place on August 19, semifinals took place 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 17:10-17:30 Heats
Thursday, August 21, 2008 16:40-16:50 Semifinal
Saturday, August 23, 2008 16:35-16:50 Final

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Ronald Rauhe, Tim Wieskötter   Germany 1:28.736 QF
2 Vincent Lecrubier, Sébastien Jouve   France 1:29.805 QF
3 Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto   Italy 1:30.240 QF
4 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zalupe   Latvia 1:31.020 QS
5 Alvydas Duonėla, Egidijus Balčiūnas   Lithuania 1:31.232 QS
6 Clint Robinson, Jacob Clear   Australia 1:31.712 QS
7 Alexey Dergunov, Dmitriy Kaltenberger   Kazakhstan 1:33.363 QS
8 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng   China 1:34.432

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Raman Piatrushenka, Vadzim Makhneu   Belarus 1:28.661 QF
2 Saúl Craviotto, Carlos Perez   Spain 1:28.983 QF
3 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera   Hungary 1:30.099 QF
4 Richard Dober, Jr., Andrew Willows   Canada 1:30.234 QS
5 Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen   Denmark 1:30.348 QS
6 Marek Twardowski, Adam Wysocki   Poland 1:32.107 QS
7 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen   Finland 1:33.785 QS
8 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez   Venezuela 1:34.220 QS

SemifinalEdit

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Richard Dober, Jr., Andrew Willows   Canada 1:31.232 QF
2 Marek Twardowski, Adam Wysocki   Poland 1:31.481 QF
3 Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen   Denmark 1:31.796 QF
4 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe   Latvia 1:32.649
5 Alvydas Duonėla, Egidijus Balčiūnas   Lithuania 1:32.887
6 Alexey Dergunov, Dmitriy Kaltenberger   Kazakhstan 1:33.512
7 Clint Robinson, Jacob Clear   Australia 1:33.839
8 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen   Finland 1:34.994
9 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez   Venezuela 1:37.285

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Saúl Craviotto, Carlos Perez   Spain 1:28.736
  Ronald Rauhe, Tim Wieskötter   Germany 1:28.827
  Raman Piatrushenka, Vadzim Makhneu   Belarus 1:30.005
4 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera   Hungary 1:30.285
5 Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen   Denmark 1:30.569
6 Richard Dober, Jr., Andrew Willows   Canada 1:30.857
7 Vincent Lecrubier, Sébastien Jouve   France 1:31.312
8 Marek Twardowski, Adam Wysocki   Poland 1:31.869
9 Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto   Italy 1:31.934

ReferencesEdit