Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Slalom
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C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
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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

The men's K-1 1000 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Aleksandr Shaparenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Rolf Peterson
Sweden (SWE)
 Géza Csapó
Hungary (HUN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The 24 competitors first raced in three heats on September 5. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals. One competitor was disqualified. All remaining competitors competed in the repechages the next day.

Heat 1
1.  Ladislav Souček (TCH) 4:04.07 QS
2.  Rolf Peterson (SWE) 4:04.76 QS
3.  Dean Oldershaw (CAN) 4:07.52 QS
4.  Edicto Gilbert (CUB) 4:09.32 QR
5.  Günther Pfaff (AUT) 4:10.17 QR
6.  Bernd Guse (FRG) 4:13.16 QR
7.  John Oliver (GBR) 4:18.53 QR
8.  Tadamasa Sato (JPN) 4:27.76 QR
-  Vasil Chilingrov (BUL) DISQ
Heat 2
1.  Jean-Pierre Burny (BEL) 3:58.89 QS
2.  Géza Csapó (HUN) 3:59.88 QS
3.  Ilkka Nummisto (FIN) 4:01.20 QS
4.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 4:07.72 QR
5.  Donald Cooper (NZL) 4:12.45 QR
6.  N'Gama N'Gama (CIV) 4:12.90 QR
7.  Hermelindo Soto (MEX) 4:18.31 QR
Heat 3
1.  Aleksandr Shaparenko (URS) 4:02.60 QS
2.  Joachim Mattern (GDR) 4:02.88 QS
3.  Grezgorz Śledziewski (POL) 4:03.40 QS
4.  Ion Dragulschi (ROU) 4:04.17 QR
5.  John Allen Southwood (AUS) 4:12.93 QR
6.  Mauro Chiostri (ITA) 4:15.75 QR
7.  Robert Mitchell (USA) 4:15.76 QR
8.  Howard Watkins (IRL) 4:15.85 QR

Chilingrov's reason for disqualification was not disclosed in the official report.

Repechages[edit]

Taking place on September 7, three repechages were held. The top three finishers in each repechages advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Donald Cooper (NZL) 4:02.48 QS
2.  Edicto Gilbert (CUB) 4:04.45 QS
3.  John Oliver (GBR) 4:04.69 QS
4.  Mauro Chiostri (ITA) 4:06.75
Repechage 2
1.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:53.86 QS
2.  John Allen Southwood (AUS) 3:57.91 QS
3.  Howard Watkins (IRL) 4:04.88 QS
4.  Hermelindo Soto (MEX) 4:12.65
5.  Bernd Guse (FRG) 4:46.29
Repechage 3
1.  Günther Pfaff (AUT) 4:01.07 QS
2.  Ion Dragulschi (ROU) 4:01.40 QS
3.  N'Gama N'Gama (CIV) 4:02.28 QS
4.  Robert Mitchell (USA) 4:02.43
5.  Tadamasa Sato (JPN) 4:11.49

Semifinals[edit]

Raced on September 8, the top three finishers from each of the three semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Géza Csapó (HUN) 3:54.96 QF
2.  Grezgorz Śledziewski (POL) 3:55.45 QF
3.  Ladislav Souček (TCH) 3:55.74 QF
4.  John Allen Southwood (AUS) 3:57.46
5.  Donald Cooper (NZL) 4:01.97
6.  N'Gama N'Gama (CIV) 4:02.40
Semifinal 2
1.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:51.12 QF
2.  Jean-Pierre Burny (BEL) 3:52.06 QF
3.  Joachim Mattern (GDR) 3:54.24 QF
4.  Ion Dragulschi (ROU) 3:58.25
5.  Dean Oldershaw (CAN) 3:59.23
6.  John Oliver (GBR) 4:01.38
Semifinal 3
1.  Aleksandr Shaparenko (URS) 3:52.14 QF
2.  Rolf Peterson (SWE) 3:53.75 QF
3.  Ilkka Nummisto (FIN) 3:54.48 QF
4.  Günther Pfaff (AUT) 3:57.70
5.  Edicto Gilbert (CUB) 3:59.77
6.  Howard Watkins (IRL) 4:00.77

Final[edit]

The final took place on September 9.

Gold  Aleksandr Shaparenko (URS) 3:48.06
Silver  Rolf Peterson (SWE) 3:48.35
Bronze  Géza Csapó (HUN) 3:49.38
4.  Jean-Pierre Burny (BEL) 3:50.29
5.  Ladislav Souček (TCH) 3:51.05
6.  Joachim Mattern (GDR) 3:51.94
7.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:52.15
8.  Grezgorz Śledziewski (POL) 3:53.22
9.  Ilkka Nummisto (FIN) 3:54.10

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