Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XI Olympiad

Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Sprint pictogram

Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venue Langer See, Grünau
Dates 7–8 August
Competitors 119 from 19 nations
← 1924 (demonstration)
1948 →
Canoeing at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m
C-2 1000 m
C-2 10000 m
K-1 1000 m
K-1 10000 m
K-1 10000 m folding
K-2 1000 m
K-2 10000 m
K-2 10000 m folding

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men.

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936, and Saturday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
 Frank Amyot (CAN)  Bohuslav Karlík (TCH)  Erich Koschik (GER)
C-2 1000 metres
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Vladimír Syrovátka (TCH)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)[1]
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
C-2 10000 metres
 Václav Mottl
and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH)
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)
K-1 1000 metres
Gregor Hradetzky
Helmut Cämmerer
Jaap Kraaier
K-1 10000 metres
Ernst Krebs
Fritz Landertinger
Ernest Riedel
 United States
K-1 10000 metres folding
Gregor Hradetzky
Henri Eberhardt
Xaver Hörmann
K-2 1000 metres
Adolf Kainz
and Alfons Dorfner
Ewald Tilker
and Fritz Bondroit
Nicolaas Tates
and Wim van der Kroft
K-2 10000 metres
Paul Wevers
and Ludwig Landen
Viktor Kalisch
and Karl Steinhuber
Tage Fahlborg
and Helge Larsson
K-2 10000 metres folding
Erik Bladström
and Sven Johansson
Erich Hanisch
and Willi Horn
Piet Wijdekop
and Kees Wijdekop

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 3 1 7
2  Germany (GER) 2 3 2 7
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 2 1 0 3
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
7  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 3 3
8  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27


  1. ^ The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie (German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik (German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.