Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Dates 11–23 August
Competitors 128
«2004 2012»
Canoeing at the
2008 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

Canoeing competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 11 to August 23 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing.

Peter Hochschorner and Pavol Hochschorner from Slovakia became the first slalom canoeists to win three Olympic gold medals.

Slalom events course is generally considered to be very tough, even by Olympic standards [1]

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1
details
 Michal Martikán (SVK)  David Florence (GBR)  Robin Bell (AUS)
Men's C-2
details
 Pavol Hochschorner
and Peter Hochschorner (SVK)
 Ondřej Štěpánek
and Jaroslav Volf (CZE)
 Mikhail Kuznetsov
and Dmitry Larionov (RUS)
Men's K-1
details
 Alexander Grimm (GER)  Fabien Lefèvre (FRA)  Benjamin Boukpeti (TOG)
Women's K-1
details
 Elena Kaliská (SVK)  Jacqueline Lawrence (AUS)  Violetta Oblinger-Peters (AUT)

Sprint[edit]

Men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 500 metres
details
 Maxim Opalev (RUS)  David Cal (ESP)  Iurii Cheban (UKR)
C-1 1000 metres
details
 Attila Vajda (HUN)  David Cal (ESP)  Thomas Hall (CAN)
C-2 500 metres
details
 Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
 Sergey Ulegin
and Alexander Kostoglod (RUS)
 Christian Gille
and Thomasz Wylenzek (GER)
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Andrei Bahdanovich
and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR)
 Christian Gille
and Tomasz Wylenzek (GER)
 György Kozmann
and Tamás Kiss (HUN)
K-1 500 metres
details
 Ken Wallace (AUS)  Adam van Koeverden (CAN)  Tim Brabants (GBR)
K-1 1000 metres
details
 Tim Brabants (GBR)  Eirik Verås Larsen (NOR)  Ken Wallace (AUS)
K-2 500 metres
details
 Saúl Craviotto
and Carlos Pérez (ESP)
 Ronald Rauhe
and Tim Wieskötter (GER)
 Raman Piatrushenka
and Vadzim Makhneu (BLR)
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein (GER)
 Kim Wraae Knudsen
and René Holten Poulsen (DEN)
 Andrea Facchin
and Antonio Scaduto (ITA)
K-4 1000 metres
details
 Belarus (BLR)
Raman Piatrushenka
Aliaksei Abalmasau
Artur Litvinchuk
Vadzim Makhneu
 Slovakia (SVK)
Richard Riszdorfer
Michal Riszdorfer
Erik Vlček
Juraj Tarr
 Germany (GER)
Lutz Altepost
Norman Bröckl
Torsten Eckbrett
Bjorn Hogel Goldschmidt
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
 Inna Osypenko (UKR)  Josefa Idem (ITA)  Katrin Wagner-Augustin (GER)
K-2 500 metres
details
 Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Janics (HUN)
 Beata Mikołajczyk
and Aneta Konieczna (POL)
 Marie Delattre
and Anne-Laure Viard (FRA)
K-4 500 metres
details
 Germany (GER)
Fanny Fischer
Nicole Reinhardt
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Conny Waßmuth
 Hungary (HUN)
Katalin Kovács
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Nataša Janić
 Australia (AUS)
Lisa Oldenhof
Hannah Davis
Chantal Meek
Lyndsie Fogarty

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 2 3 8
2  Slovakia (SVK) 3 1 0 4
3  Hungary (HUN) 2 1 1 4
4  Belarus (BLR) 2 0 1 3
5  Spain (ESP) 1 2 0 3
6  Australia (AUS) 1 1 3 5
7  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
 Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
9  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
10  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
11  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
18  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Togo (TOG) 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

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