Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
1996 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 C-1 500 metres event was an open-style, individual canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program.

Medallists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Martin Doktor
Czech Republic (CZE)
 Slavomír Kňazovický
Slovakia (SVK)
 Imre Pulai
Hungary (HUN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

17 competitors were entered. The top two finishers in each heat moved on to the final with the others were relegated to the semifinals.

Heat 1
1.  Martin Doktor (CZE) 1:52.907 QF
2.  Slavomír Kňazovický (SVK) 1:52.971 QF
3.  Steve Giles (CAN) 1:53.803 QS
4.  Michał Śliwiński (UKR) 1:54.283 QS
5.  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) 1:54.727 QS
6.  Konstantin Negodyayev (KAZ) 1:55.859 QS
7.  James Terrell (USA) 1:57.295 QS
8.  José Manuel Crespo (ESP) 1:57.915 QS
9.  Andrei Placinta (MDA) 1:59.423 QS
Heat 2
1.  Thomas Zereske (GER) 1:53.840 QF
2.  Imre Pulai (HUN) 1:54.244 QF
3.  Éric le Leuch (FRA) 1:54.544 QS
4.  Christian Frederiksen (DEN) 1:55.056 QS
5.  Florin Huidu (ROU) 1:58.140 QS
6.  Dražen Funtak (CRO) 2:00.076 QS
7.  Silvestre Pereira (POR) 2:01.576 QS
8.  Yevgeny Astanin (UZB) 2:02.532 QS

Semifinals[edit]

Two semifinals were held with the top two finishers of each semifinal and the fastest third-place finisher advancing to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Michał Śliwiński (UKR) 1:52.093 QF
2.  Konstantin Negodyayev (KAZ) 1:52.423 QF
3.  Éric le Leuch (FRA) 1:53.305
4.  José Manuel Crespo (ESP) 1:54.121
5.  Florin Huidu (ROU) 1:56.733
6.  Andrei Placinta (MDA) 1:57.457
7.  Silvestre Pereira (POR) 1:57.949
Semifinal 2
1.  Steve Giles (CAN) 1:51.614 QF
2.  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) 1:51.914 QF
3.  Christian Frederiksen (DEN) 1:52.174 QF
4.  James Terrell (USA) 1:54.086
5.  Dražen Funtak (CRO) 1:58.570
6.  Yevgeny Astanin (UZB) 1:59.042

Final[edit]

The final took place on August 4.

Gold  Martin Doktor (CZE) 1:49.934
Silver  Slavomír Kňazovický (SVK) 1:50.510
Bronze  Imre Pulai (HUN) 1:50.758
4.  Michał Śliwiński (UKR) 1:51.714
5.  Thomas Zereske (GER) 1:52.358
6.  Christian Frederiksen (DEN) 1:52.846
7.  Konstantin Negodyayev (KAZ) 1:53.158
8.  Steve Giles (CAN) 1:53.326
-  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) DISQ

Doktor won his second gold medal by making his move at the 350 meter mark. Defending Olympic champion Bukhalov's disqualification was not disclosed in the official report.

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