Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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

The women's K-4 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing between August 18 and 22. The K-4 event is raced in four-person kayaks.

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top three finishers in each of the two heats advance directly to the final, while the remaining four finishers from both heats move on to the semifinal. The top three finishers in the semifinal join the heats winners in the final.

Heats took place on August 18, semifinals on August 20, and the final on August 22.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 16:30-16:50 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 16:10-16:20 Semifinal
Friday, August 22, 2008 16:20-16:35 Final

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Waßmuth
Germany (GER)
Silver  Katalin Kovács, Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Nataša Janić
Hungary (HUN)
Bronze  Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek, Lyndsie Fogarty
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, 4..7->Semifinal + 8th best time, Rest Out

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Waßmuth Germany 1:33.912 QF
2 Xu Yaping, Zhong Hongyan, Yu Lamei, Liang Peixing China 1:36.971 QF
3 Michele Eray, Carol Joyce, Nicola Mocke, Jennifer Hodson South Africa 1:37.399 QF
4 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli Italy 1:37.436 QS
5 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki Japan 1:38.618 QS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Katalin Kovács, Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Nataša Janić Hungary 1:34.321 QF
2 Beata Mikołajczyk, Aneta Konieczna, Edyta Dzieniszewska, Dorota Kuczkowska Poland 1:36.497 QF
3 Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek, Lyndsie Fogarty Australia 1:36.516 QF
4 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela Spain 1:37.914 QS
5 Emilie Fournel, Karen Furneaux, Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny, Kristin Gauthier Canada 1:39.366 QS

Semifinal[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, Rest Out

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela Spain 1:37.172 QF
2 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki Japan 1:37.449 QF
3 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli Italy 1:37.887 QF
4 Emilie Fournel, Karen Furneaux, Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny, Kristin Gauthier Canada 1:38.224

Final[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Fanny Fischer, Nicole Reinhardt, Katrin Wagner-Augustin, Conny Waßmuth Germany 1:32.231
Silver medal icon.svg Katalin Kovács, Gabriella Szabó, Danuta Kozák, Nataša Janić Hungary 1:32.971
Bronze medal icon.svg Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek, Lyndsie Fogarty Australia 1:34.704
4 Beata Mikołajczyk, Aneta Konieczna, Edyta Dzieniszewska, Dorota Kuczkowska Poland 1:34.752
5 Beatriz Manchón, Jana Smidakova, Sonia Molanes, Maria Teresa Portela Spain 1:35.366
6 Shinobu Kitamoto, Ayaka Kuno, Mikiko Takeya, Yumiko Suzuki Japan 1:36.465
7 Michele Eray, Carol Joyce, Nicola Mocke, Jennifer Hodson South Africa 1:36.724
8 Stefania Cicali, Alessandra Galiotto, Fabiana Sgori, Alice Fagioli Italy 1:36.770
9 Xu Yaping, Zhong Hongyan, Yu Lamei, Liang Peixing China 1:37.418

For the fourth straight Summer Olympics, a Fischer won a gold medal in the K-4 500 m only this time it was not Birgit, but her niece Fanny. Wagner-Augustin won her third straight Olympic gold medal in the K-4 500 m event while Kovács of Hungary won her third straight Olympic silver medal in this event.

References[edit]