Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres
|Canoeing at the
1996 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|
| György Kolonics
and Csaba Horváth (HUN)
| Viktor Reneysky
and Nicolae Juravschi (MDA)
| Gheorghe Andriev
and Grigore Obreja (ROU)
19 teams entered in three heats. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced to the semifinals while the remaining teams were relegated to the repechages.
Two repechages were held. The top four finishers from each repechage and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the semifinals.
|1.||Attila Buday and Tamas Buday, Jr. (CAN)||1:49.820||QS|
|2.||Andrew Train and Stephen Train (GBR)||1:50.476||QS|
|3.||Pavel Bednář and Petr Fuksa (CZE)||1:50.480||QS|
|4.||Park Chang-Gyu and Jeon Gwang-Rak (KOR)||1:50.776||QS|
|5.||Vladimir Shayslamov and Sergey Shayslamov (UZB)||1:52.768|
|1.||Dmitri Dovgalenok and Aleksandr Maseikov (BLR)||1:47.837||QS|
|2.||Csaba Orosz and Peter Páleš (SVK)||1:47.965||QS|
|3.||Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Marcin Kobierski (POL)||1:48.093||QS|
|4.||Dražen Funtak and Ivan Šabjan (CRO)||1:50.473||QS|
|5.||Sergei Sergeyev and Kaysar Nurmaganbetov (KAZ)||1:51.533||QS|
Two semifinals were held. The top four finishers from each semifinal and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.
The final was held on August 4.
|György Kolonics and Csaba Horváth (HUN)||1:40.420|
|Viktor Reneysky and Nicolae Juravschi (MDA)||1:40.456|
|Gheorghe Andriev and Grigore Obreja (ROU)||1:41.336|
|4.||Andreas Dittmer and Gunar Kirchbach (GER)||1:41.760|
|5.||Martin Marinov and Blagovest Stoyanov (BUL)||1:42.208|
|6.||Andrey Kabanov and Pavel Konovalov (RUS)||1:42.496|
|7.||José Alfredo Bea and Oleg Shelestenko (ESP)||1:43.572|
|8.||Csaba Orosz and Peter Páleš (SVK)||1:44.116|
|9.||Dmitri Dovgalenok and Aleksandr Maseikov (BLR)||1:46.840|
Juravschi, in his third Summer Olympics with his third different country, convinced his old partner Reneysky, who he won gold with in this event at the 1988 Summer Olympics, in 1994 to compete with him. The pair lost to the gold-medal winning Hungarians in a photo-finish by less than two centimeters (0.75 inches). Prior to that Reneysky was a coach for Belarus
- 1996 Summer Olympics official report Volume 3. pp. 172–3. (English) & (French)
- Sports-reference.com 1996 C-2 500 m results.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Doubles 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 482.