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Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres

The women's K-4 500 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-4 event is raced in four-person kayaks.

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 advance directly to the final, while the remaining four finishers from both heats move on to the semifinal. The top three finishers in the semifinal join the heats winners in the final.

Heats took place on August 18, semifinals on August 20, and the final on August 22.

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ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 16:30-16:50 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 16:10-16:20 Semifinal
Friday, August 22, 2008 16:20-16:35 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 Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Waßmuth   Germany 1:33.912 QF
2 Xu Yaping, Zhong Hongyan, Yu Lamei, Liang Peixing   China 1:36.971 QF
3 Michele Eray, Carol Joyce, Nicola Mocke, Jennifer Hodson   South Africa 1:37.399 QF
4 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli   Italy 1:37.436 QS
5 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki   Japan 1:38.618 QS

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Katalin Kovács, Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Nataša Janić   Hungary 1:34.321 QF
2 Beata Mikołajczyk, Aneta Konieczna, Edyta Dzieniszewska, Dorota Kuczkowska   Poland 1:36.497 QF
3 Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek, Lyndsie Fogarty   Australia 1:36.516 QF
4 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela   Spain 1:37.914 QS
5 Emilie Fournel, Karen Furneaux, Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny, Kristin Gauthier   Canada 1:39.366 QS

SemifinalEdit

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela   Spain 1:37.172 QF
2 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki   Japan 1:37.449 QF
3 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli   Italy 1:37.887 QF
4 Emilie Fournel, Karen Furneaux, Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny, Kristin Gauthier   Canada 1:38.224

FinalEdit

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
  Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Waßmuth   Germany 1:32.231
  Katalin Kovács, Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Nataša Janić   Hungary 1:32.971
  Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek, Lyndsie Fogarty   Australia 1:34.704
4 Beata Mikołajczyk, Aneta Konieczna, Edyta Dzieniszewska, Dorota Kuczkowska   Poland 1:34.752
5 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela   Spain 1:35.366
6 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki   Japan 1:36.465
7 Michele Eray, Carol Joyce, Nicola Mocke, Jennifer Hodson   South Africa 1:36.724
8 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli   Italy 1:36.770
9 Xu Yaping, Zhong Hongyan, Yu Lamei, Liang Peixing   China 1:37.418

For the fourth straight Summer Olympics, a Fischer won a gold medal in the K-4 500 m only this time it was not Birgit, but her niece Fanny. Wagner-Augustin won her third straight Olympic gold medal in the K-4 500 m event while Kovács of Hungary won her third straight Olympic silver medal in this event.

ReferencesEdit