Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m   men  
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 1000 m men

Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics was held between 20 October 1964 and 22 October 1964 on Lake Sagami, 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Sagamiko, Kanagawa, Japan. There were 7 events, 5 of which were for men and 2 for women. Both of the women's events were 500 metre kayaking events; there were three kayaking and two canoeing events for men, all of which covered 1000 metres. The K-4 event for men was introduced to the Olympic program at these Games, replacing the 4×500 metre K-1 event that was raced in the 1960 Games.

The Romanian canoeists garnered the most medals at 5, but did not win a single gold medal. In that category the Soviet competitors were the most successful, taking three championships. The German team and the Swedish team each won a pair of golds as well.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres  Jürgen Eschert
Germany (EUA)
 Andrei Igorov
Romania (ROU)
 Yevgeny Penyayev
Soviet Union (URS)
C-2 1000 metres  Soviet Union (URS)
Andrei Khimich
Stepan Oshchepkov
 France (FRA)
Jean Boudehen
Michel Chapuis
 Denmark (DEN)
Peer Nielsen
John Sørensen
K-1 1000 metres  Rolf Peterson
Sweden (SWE)
 Mihály Hesz
Hungary (HUN)
 Aurel Vernescu
Romania (ROU)
K-2 1000 metres  Sweden (SWE)
Sven-Olov Sjödelius
Gunnar Utterberg
 Netherlands (NED)
Antonius Geurts
Paulus Hoekstra
 Germany (EUA)
Heinz Büker
Holger Zander
K-4 1000 metres  Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Chuzhikov
Anatoli Grishin
Vyacheslav Ionov
Volodymyr Morozov
 Germany (EUA)
Günther Perleberg
Bernhard Schulze
Friedhelm Wentzke
Holger Zander
 Romania (ROU)
Simion Cuciuc
Atanase Sciotnic
Mihai Ţurcaş
Aurel Vernescu

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres  Lyudmila Khvedosyuk
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hilde Lauer
Romania (ROU)
 Marcia Jones
United States (USA)
K-2 500 metres  Germany (EUA)
Roswitha Esser
Annemarie Zimmermann
 United States (USA)
Francine Fox
Glorianne Perrier
 Romania (ROU)
Hilde Lauer
Cornelia Sideri

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 0 1 4
2  Germany (EUA) 2 1 1 4
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 0 0 2
4  Romania (ROU) 0 2 3 5
5  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
9  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1


Coordinates: 35°48′11″N 139°40′08″E / 35.8031°N 139.6689°E / 35.8031; 139.6689