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Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 500 metres

Canoeing at the
1992 Summer Olympics
Slalom
C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
C-1 500 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 500 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m men women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m men women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The men's K-1 500 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics program that took place at Castelldefels.

Medalists

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Mikko Kolehmainen
Finland (FIN)
 Zsolt Gyulay
Hungary (HUN)
 Knut Holmann
Norway (NOR)

Results

Heats

28 competitors first raced in four heats. The top two finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals with the rest competing in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Sergey Kaleshink (EUN) 1:40.90 QS
2.  Norman Bellingham (USA) 1:41.00 QS
3.  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:41.18 QR
4.  Martin Hunter (AUS) 1:43.32 QR
5.  John MacDonald (NZL) 1:44.37 QR
6.  Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 1:46.68 QR
7.  Simon Parsons (GBR) 1:47.50 QR
Heat 2
1.  Roberto Liberato (SUI) 1:42.02 QS
2.  Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 1:42.40 QS
3.  José Garcia (POR) 1:42.96 QR
4.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 1:43.46 QR
5.  Zvonimir Krzanić (CRO) 1:46.46 QR
6.  Angel Pérez (CUB) 1:48.32 QR
7.  Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:48.86 QR
Heat 3
1.  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:41.13 QS
2.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:41.41 QS
3.  Zsolt Gyulay (HUN) 1:41.78 QR
4.  Grzegorz Kotowicz (POL) 1:44.58 QR
5.  Enrique Leite (URU) 1:49.49 QR
6.  Roberto Heinze Flamand (MEX) 1:51.06 QR
Heat 4
1.  Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:41.39 QS
2.  Marin Popescu (ROU) 1:41.69 QS
3.  Artūras Vieta (LTU) 1:41.96 QR
4.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 1:44.85 QR
5.  Willem van Riet (RSA) 1:47.98 QR
6.  Žarko Vekić (IOP) 1:51.44 QR
7.  Anisi (INA) 1:51.96 QR
8.  Gang Gi-Jin (KOR) 1:52.22 QR

Repechages

The top three finishers from each of the three repechages along with the fourth fastest advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:40.36 QS
2.  Artūras Vieta (LTU) 1:41.04 QS
3.  Grzegorz Kotowicz (POL) 1:41.68 QS
4.  Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 1:41.72 QS
5.  Zvonimir Krzanić (CRO) 1:43.40
6.  Žarko Vekić (IOP) 1:55.32
Repechage 2
1.  Angel Pérez (CUB) 1:41.28 QS
2.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 1:41.40 QS
3.  José Garcia (POR) 1:41.84 QS
4.  Martin Hunter (AUS) 1:42.00
5.  Simon Parsons (GBR) 1:46.32
6.  Enrique Leite (URU) 1:49.00
7.  Anisi (INA) 1:51.69
Repechage 3
1.  Zsolt Gyulay (HUN) 1:41.44 QS
2.  John MacDonald (NZL) 1:43.24 QS
3.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 1:43.96 QS
4.  Willem van Riet (RSA) 1:46.33
5.  Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:46.56
6.  Roberto Heinze Flamand (MEX) 1:47.76
7.  Gang Gi-Jin (KOR) 1:51.64

Semifinals

The top four finishers in each of the two semifinals along with the fifth fastest advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:41.52 QF
2.  Marin Popescu (ROU) 1:41.83 QF
3.  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:41.96 QF
4.  Sergey Kaleshink (EUN) 1:42.20 QF
5.  Zsolt Gyulay (HUN) 1:42.70 QF
6.  Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 1:42.90
7.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 1:42.99
8.  Grzegorz Kotowicz (POL) 1:43.70
9.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 1:45.11
Semifinal 2
1.  Norman Bellingham (USA) 1:41.48 QF
2.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:42.07 QF
3.  Artūras Vieta (LTU) 1:42.09 QF
4.  Roberto Liberato (SUI) 1:42.82 QF
5.  Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:43.06
6.  John MacDonald (NZL) 1:43.41
7.  Gregorio Vicente (ESP) 1:43.53
8.  Angel Pérez (CUB) 1:43.94
9.  José Garcia (POR) 1:45.88

Final

The final was held on August 7.

Gold  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:40.34
Silver  Zsolt Gyulay (HUN) 1:40.64
Bronze  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:40.71
4.  Norman Bellingham (USA) 1:40.84
5.  Sergey Kaleshink (EUN) 1:40.90
6.  Roberto Liberato (SUI) 1:41.98
7.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:42.00
8.  Marin Popescu (ROU) 1:42.24
9.  Artūras Vieta (LTU) 1:42.34

Kolehmainen was only seventh at the halfway mark before coming from behind to beat defending Olympic champion Gyulay.

References

  • 1992 Summer Olympics official report Volume 5. pp. 134–5. (Catalan), (English), (French), & (Spanish)
  • Sports-reference.com 1992 men's K-1 500 m results
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Kayak Singles 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 470.
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