Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m men
C-1 10000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
C-2 10000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 10000 m men
K-2 1000 m men
K-2 10000 m men

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. For the first time, a women's event was part of the Olympic program.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Josef Holeček
 Czechoslovakia
Douglas Bennett
 Canada
Robert Boutigny
 France
C-1 10000 metres
details
František Čapek
 Czechoslovakia
Frank Havens
 United States
Norman Lane
 Canada
C-2 1000 metres
details
Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna
 Czechoslovakia
Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski
 United States
Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil
 France
C-2 10000 metres
details
Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski
 United States
Václav Havel
and Jiří Pecka
 Czechoslovakia
Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil
 France
K-1 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Johan Andersen
 Denmark
Henri Eberhardt
 France
K-1 10000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Kurt Wires
 Finland
Eivind Skabo
 Norway
K-2 1000 metres
details
Hans Berglund
and Lennart Klingström
 Sweden
Ejvind Hansen
and Jakob Jensen
 Denmark
Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf
 Finland
K-2 10000 metres
details
Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström
 Sweden
Ivar Mathisen
and Knut Østby
 Norway
Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf
 Finland

Women's event[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Karen Hoff
 Denmark
Alida van der Anker-Doedens
 Netherlands
Fritzi Schwingl
 Austria

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 4 0 0 4
2  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 0 4
3  Denmark (DEN) 1 2 0 3
 United States (USA) 1 2 0 3
5  Finland (FIN) 0 1 2 3
6  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 1 2
8  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
9  France (FRA) 0 0 4 4
10  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°53′25″W / 51.5551°N 0.8903°W / 51.5551; -0.8903