Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 500 metres
|Canoeing at the
1992 Summer Olympics
|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|
| Kay Bluhm
and Torsten Gutsche (GER)
| Maciej Freimut
and Wojciech Kurpiewski (POL)
| Bruno Dreossi
and Antonio Rossi (ITA)
30 crews were entered into the event. The top two finishers from each of the four heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining teams were relegated to the repechages.
The 22 crews raced in three repechages. The top three finishers from each of the repechages and the fastest fourth place finisher advanced directly to the semifinals.
Brazil's intermediate time was not listed in the official report.
The top four finishers in each of the two semifinals and the faster fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.
|1.||Antonio Rossi and Bruno Dreossi (ITA)||1:29.36||QF|
|2.||Sergey Kaleshink and Anatoli Tishchenko (EUN)||1:29.43||QF|
|3.||Kalle Sundqvist and Gunnar Olsson (SWE)||1:29.76||QF|
|4.||Michael Harbold and Peter Newton (USA)||1:29.80||QF|
|5.||Ferenc Csipes and Zsolt Gyulay (HUN)||1:29.85||QF|
|6.||Daniel Collins and Andrew Trim (AUS)||1:31.99|
|7.||Ivan Lawler and Grayson Bourne (GBR)||1:32.38|
|8.||Mikko Kolehmainen and Olli Kolehmainen (FIN)||1:32.57|
|9.||Olivier Lasak and Philippe Aubertin (FRA)||1:33.20|
|1.||Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche (GER)||1:28.11||QF|
|2.||Maciej Freimut and Wojciech Kurpiewski (POL)||1:29.66||QF|
|3.||Jesper Staal and Thor Nielsen (DEN)||1:30.02||QF|
|4.||Juan José Román and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP)||1:30.42||QF|
|5.||Romică Şerban and Geza Magyar (ROU)||1:30.83|
|6.||Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (NZL)||1:31.02|
|7.||José da Silva and Joaquim Queiróz (POR)||1:32.33|
|8.||Juraj Kadnár and Róbert Erban (TCH)||1:32.41|
|9.||Kenneth Padvaiskas and Jason Rusu (CAN)||1:34.06|
The final was held on August 7.
|Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche (GER)||1:28.27|
|Maciej Freimut and Wojciech Kurpiewski (POL)||1:29.84|
|Antonio Rossi and Bruno Dreossi (ITA)||1:30.00|
|4.||Juan José Román and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP)||1:30.93|
|5.||Kalle Sundqvist and Gunnar Olsson (SWE)||1:31.48|
|6.||Jesper Staal and Thor Nielsen (DEN)||1:31.84|
|7.||Ferenc Csipes and Zsolt Gyulay (HUN)||1:32.34|
|8.||Michael Harbold and Peter Newton (USA)||1:33.02|
|9.||Sergey Kaleshink and Anatoli Tishchenko (EUN)||1:33.76|
The German's margin of victory is the largest in a men's 500 meter kayak event in Olympic history.
- 1992 Summer Olympics official report Volume 5. pp. 135–7. (Catalan), (English), (French), & (Spanish)
- Sport-reference.com 1992 men's K-2 500 m results
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Kayak Pairs 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 474.