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

The men's K-1 slalom competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place between August 11 and 12 2008 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The K-1 (single kayak) event was raced by one-man kayaks through a whitewater course.

There were three rounds of competitions: the heats, the semifinal, and the final. In the heats, each canoeist completed two runs of the course. The time, in seconds, of each run was added to the number of penalty points assessed. Touching any of the 21 slalom gates resulted in a 2-second penalty for each gate touched, while skipping any of the gates resulted in a 50-second penalty. The total times for the two preliminary runs were summed to give a score for the heats. The top 15 boats advanced to the semifinals.

The semifinals consisted of a single run. The field was narrowed to the top 10 scores from that run; those 10 boats advanced to the final. The times from the final were added to the semifinal score to give an overall total.

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ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 11, 2008 15:50-16:50 Heats 1st Run
Monday, August 11, 2008 17:42-18:40 Heats 2nd Run
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 15:40-16:40 Semifinal
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 17:17-18:00 Final

MedalistsEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze
  Alexander Grimm (GER)   Fabien Lefèvre (FRA)   Benjamin Boukpeti (TOG)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Name Country Preliminary runs
Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 Peter Kauzer   Slovenia 81.79 84.70 166.49
2 Fabien Lefèvre   France 85.66 82.40 168.06
3 Daniele Molmenti   Italy 85.13 83.46 168.59
4 Alexander Grimm   Germany 84.90 84.36 169.26
5 Dariusz Popiela   Poland 85.51 85.51 171.02
6 Helmut Oblinger   Austria 86.21 85.54 171.75
7 Vavřinec Hradilek   Czech Republic 85.61 86.41 172.02
8 Benjamin Boukpeti   Togo 90.17 82.09 172.26
9 Campbell Walsh   Great Britain 86.72 85.72 172.44
10 Warwick Draper   Australia 86.28 86.30 172.58
11 Peter Cibák   Slovakia 86.26 86.69 172.95
12 Guillermo Díez-Canedo   Spain 84.95 88.07 173.02
13 David Ford   Canada 85.35 89.49 174.84
14 Robert Bouten   Netherlands 86.26 88.90 175.16
15 Eoin Rheinisch   Ireland 88.52 87.81 176.33
16 Pablo McCandless   Chile 88.24 88.40 176.64
17 Michael Kurt   Switzerland 87.58 91.08 178.66
18 Kazuki Yazawa   Japan 89.82 90.05 179.87
19 Atanas Nikolovski   Macedonia 92.63 88.56 181.19
20 Scott Parsons   United States 84.91 135.63 220.54
21 Ding Fuxue   China 87.47 140.92 228.39
     Qualified for semifinals

SemifinalEdit

Rank Name Country Semifinal run
Penalty seconds Time
1 Benjamin Boukpeti   Togo 0 86.08
2 Warwick Draper   Australia 0 86.09
3 Fabien Lefèvre   France 0 87.21
4 Alexander Grimm   Germany 0 87.31
5 Robert Bouten   Netherlands 0 88.40
6 David Ford   Canada 0 88.46
7 Dariusz Popiela   Poland 0 88.49
8 Daniele Molmenti   Italy 2 88.56
9 Helmut Oblinger   Austria 0 88.69
10 Eoin Rheinisch   Ireland 0 88.85
11 Vavřinec Hradilek   Czech Republic 0 88.97
12 Peter Cibák   Slovakia 2 89.41
13 Peter Kauzer   Slovenia 4 89.42
14 Guillermo Díez-Canedo   Spain 2 90.06
15 Campbell Walsh   Great Britain 2 95.74
     Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Rank Name Country Semifinal run Final run Total
Penalty seconds Time Penalty seconds Time
  Alexander Grimm   Germany 0 87.31 0 84.39 171.70
  Fabien Lefèvre   France 0 87.21 0 86.09 173.30
  Benjamin Boukpeti   Togo 0 86.08 0 87.37 173.45
4 Eoin Rheinisch   Ireland 0 88.85 0 88.06 176.91

ReferencesEdit