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

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Canoeing at the
1992 Summer Olympics
Slalom
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
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[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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