Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's K-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 K-1 500 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program that took place at Lake Lanier.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Antonio Rossi
Italy (ITA)
 Knut Holmann
Norway (NOR)
 Piotr Markiewicz
Poland (POL)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

26 competitors first raced in three heats. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals with the rest competing in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:42.391 QS
2.  Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:42.731 QS
3.  Sergey Kaleshink (BLR) 1:43.279 QS
4.  Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:43.343 QR
5.  Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:43.563 QR
6.  Yevgeny Yegorov (KAZ) 1:47.823 QR
7.  Ivan Lawler (GBR) 1:48.991 QR
8.  Tom Krantz (SWE) 1:49.695 QR
Heat 2
1.  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:41.624 QS
2.  Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:42.160 QS
3.  Miguel García (ESP) 1:42.180 QS
4.  Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:42.652 QR
5.  Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:44.328 QR
6.  Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:45.328 QR
7.  Hain Helde (EST) 1:47.316 QR
8.  José Garcia (POR) 1:52.760 QR
9.  Koutoua Abia (CIV) 1:55.208 QR
Heat 3
1.  Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:40.411 QS
2.  Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:41.079 QS
3.  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:41.171 QS
4.  Javier Correa (ARG) 1:42.691 QR
5.  Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:43.810 QR
6.  Mike Herbert (USA) 1:44.763 QR
7.  Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:45.623 QR
8.  Petar Sibinkić (YUG) 1:45.799 QR
9.  Aleksandr Popov (UZB) 1:56.827 QR

Repechages[edit]

The top four finishers from each of the repechages along with the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:43.184 QS
2.  Mike Herbert (USA) 1:43.384 QS
3.  Javier Correa (ARG) 1:44.076 QS
4.  Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:44.204 QS
5.  Hain Helde (EST) 1:44.340
6.  Ivan Lawler (GBR) 1:45.220
7.  Petar Sibinkić (YUG) 1:46.532
8.  Koutoua Abia (CIV) 1:53.432
Repechage 2
1.  Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:42.851 QS
2.  Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:43.055 QS
3.  Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:43.343 QS
4.  Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:43.359 QS
5.  Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:44.143 QS
6.  Yevgeny Yegorov (KAZ) 1:47.035
7.  Tom Krantz (SWE) 1:47.815
8.  Aleksandr Popov (UZB) 1:51.623
9.  José Garcia (POR) 1:55.103

Semifinals[edit]

The top four finishers in each of the two semifinals along with the fifth fastest advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:39.185 QF
2.  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:39.929 QF
3.  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:40.765 QF
4.  Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:41.425 QF
5.  Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:41.565 QF
6.  Renn Crichlow (CAN) 1:41.749
7.  Zoltán Antal (HUN) 1:41.873
8.  Sergey Kaleshink (BLR) 1:42.505
9.  Sebastián Cuattrin (BRA) 1:43.045
Semifinal 2
1.  Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:40.319 QF
2.  Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:40.615 QF
3.  Miguel García (ESP) 1:40.687 QF
4.  Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:41.083 QF
5.  Sergey Verlin (RUS) 1:41.791
6.  Vladyslav Tereshchenko (UKR) 1:41.883
7.  Javier Correa (ARG) 1:42.071
8.  Mike Herbert (USA) 1:42.335
9.  Petar Merkov (BUL) 1:42.379

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 4.

Gold  Antonio Rossi (ITA) 1:37.423
Silver  Knut Holmann (NOR) 1:38.339
Bronze  Piotr Markiewicz (POL) 1:38.615
4.  Geza Magyar (ROU) 1:38.975
5.  Lutz Liwowski (GER) 1:39.307
6.  Miguel García (ESP) 1:40.047
7.  Mikko Kolehmainen (FIN) 1:40.331
8.  Róbert Erban (SVK) 1:40.407
9.  Cameron McFadezan (AUS) 1:41.023

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