Canoeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's K-2 500 metres

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Women's K-2 500 metres
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue Eton Dorney
Date 7 to 9 August
Competitors 34 from 17 nations
Winning time 1:42.213
Medalists
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    Poland
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Canoeing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Slalom
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C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
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C-1 200 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 200 m men women
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 200 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The women's canoe sprint K-2 500 metres competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place between 7 and 9 August at Eton Dorney.[1]

Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze, representing Germany, won the gold medal. Hungary's Katalin Kovács and Nataša Dušev-Janić took silver and the bronze medal was won by Karolina Naja and Beata Mikołajczyk from Poland.

Competition format[edit]

The competition comprised heats, semi-finals, and a final round. The top five boats from each heat, and the fastest loser, advanced to the semi-finals. The top four boats in each semi-final advanced to the "A" final, and competed for medals. A placing "B" final was held for the other semi-finalists.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)

Date Time Round
Tuesday 7 August 2012 10:28
11:30
Heats
Semi-finals
Thursday 9 August 2012 10:35 Finals

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The five fastest boats and the best-timed loser qualified to the semi-finals.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Josefin Nordlöw
Karin Johansson
Sweden 1:44.437 Q
2 Natalia Lobova
Vera Sobetova
Russia 1:45.710 Q
3 Iuliana Paleu
Irina Lauric
Romania 1:46.001 Q
4 Naomi Flood
Lyndsie Fogarty
Australia 1:46.554 Q
5 Abigail Edmonds
Louisa Sawers
Great Britain 1:46.564 Q
6 Yulitza Meneses
Dayexi Gandarela
Cuba 1:46.587 q

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Wu Yanan
Zhou Yu
China 1:43.448 Q
2 Franziska Weber
Tina Dietze
Germany 1:44.195 Q
3 Nikolina Moldovan
Olivera Moldovan
Serbia 1:44.335 Q
4 Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran
Belarus 1:44.568 Q
5 Ivana Kmeťová
Martina Kohlová
Slovakia 1:45.073 Q
6 Shinobu Kitamoto
Asumi Ohmura
Japan 1:47.323

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Katalin Kovács
Nataša Dušev-Janić
Hungary 1:43.984 Q
2 Joana Vasconcelos
Beatriz Gomes
Portugal 1:44.660 Q
3 Lisa Carrington
Erin Taylor
New Zealand 1:44.870 Q
4 Yvonne Schuring
Viktoria Schwarz
Austria 1:46.374 Q
5 Karolina Naja
Beata Mikołajczyk
Poland 1:48.271 Q

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest four canoeists in each semi-final qualified for the 'A' final. The slowest four qualified for the placing 'B' final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Franziska Weber
Tina Dietze
Germany 1:41.543 Q
2 Katalin Kovács
Nataša Dušev-Janić
Hungary 1:41.613 Q
3 Karolina Naja
Beata Mikołajczyk
Poland 1:41.873 Q
4 Lisa Carrington
Erin Taylor
New Zealand 1:42.764 Q
5 Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran
Belarus 1:43.152
6 Josefin Nordlöw
Karin Johansson
Sweden 1:44.025
7 Abigail Edmonds
Louisa Sawers
Great Britain 1:46.025
8 Iuliana Paleu
Irina Lauric
Romania 1:49.216

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Wu Yanan
Zhou Yu
China 1:41.863 Q
2 Yvonne Schuring
Viktoria Schwarz
Austria 1:42.317 Q
3 Joana Vasconcelos
Beatriz Gomes
Portugal 1:43.305 Q
4 Nikolina Moldovan
Olivera Moldovan
Serbia 1:43.586 Q
5 Ivana Kmeťová
Martina Kohlová
Slovakia 1:43.653
6 Natalia Lobova
Vera Sobetova
Russia 1:44.660
7 Naomi Flood
Lyndsie Fogarty
Australia 1:45.372
8 Yulitza Meneses
Dayexi Gandarela
Cuba 1:51.428

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran
Belarus 1:44.407
2 Josefin Nordlöw
Karin Johansson
Sweden 1:45.367
3 Abigail Edmonds
Louisa Sawers
Great Britain 1:46.341
4 Naomi Flood
Lyndsie Fogarty
Australia 1:47.650
5 Ivana Kmeťová
Martina Kohlová
Slovakia 1:47.683
6 Yulitza Meneses
Dayexi Gandarela
Cuba 1:50.124
7 Natalia Lobova
Vera Sobetova
Russia 1:52.277
8 Iuliana Paleu
Irina Lauric
Romania 1:52.468

Final A[edit]

Rank Canoer Country Time Notes
1 Franziska Weber
Tina Dietze
Germany 1:42.213
2 Katalin Kovács
Nataša Dušev-Janić
Hungary 1:43.278
3 Karolina Naja
Beata Mikołajczyk
Poland 1:44.000
4 Wu Yanan
Zhou Yu
China 1:44.136
5 Yvonne Schuring
Viktoria Schwarz
Austria 1:44.785
6 Joana Vasconcelos
Beatriz Gomes
Portugal 1:44.924
7 Lisa Carrington
Erin Taylor
New Zealand 1:46.290
8 Nikolina Moldovan
Olivera Moldovan
Serbia 1:48.941

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