Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 1000 metres

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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

These are the results of the men's K-2 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The K-2 event is raced by two-man canoe sprint kayaks. Heats and final took place on August 12.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Hans Berglund
and Lennart Klingström (SWE)
 Ejvind Hansen
and Jakob Jensen (DEN)
 Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf (FIN)

Heats[edit]

The 16 teams first raced in two heats. The top four teams in each heat advanced directly to the final.

Heat 1
1.  Thor Axelsson and Nils Björklöf (FIN) 4:16.7 QF
2.  Kálmán Blahó and János Urányi (HUN) 4:18.4 QF
3.  Ota Kroutil and Miloš Pech (TCH) 4:20.4 QF
4.  Gerald Covey and Henry Harper (CAN) 4:34.2 QF
5.  René Fonck and Jean Nickels (LUX) 4:41.7
6.  Bruno Masciadri and Franz Reiner (SUI) 4:43.9
7.  Jack Henderson and John Simmons (GBR) 4:45.0
Heat 2
1.  Ejvind Hansen and Bernhard Jensen (DEN) - QF
2.  Ivar Mathisen and Knut Østby (NOR) - QF
3.  Cees Gravesteyn and Wim Pool (NED) - QF
4.  Hans Berglund and Lennart Klingström (SWE) - QF
5.  Paul Fellinger and Herbert Klepp (AUT) -
6.  Frans Van den Berghen and Albert Van de Vilet (BEL) -
7.  François Donna and René Richez (FRA) -
8.  Alfons Jezewski and Marian Matloka (POL) -
9.  Raymond Clark and John Eiseman (USA) -

No times were recorded in the second heat according to the official Olympic report.

Final[edit]

Gold  Hans Berglund and Lennart Klingström (SWE) 4:07.3
Silver  Ejvind Hansen and Bernhard Jensen (DEN) 4:07.5
Bronze  Thor Axelsson and Nils Björklöf (FIN) 4:08.7
4.  Ivar Mathisen and Knut Østby (NOR) 4:09.1
5.  Ota Kroutil and Miloš Pech (TCH) 4:09.8
6.  Cees Gravesteyn and Wim Pool (NED) 4:15.8
7.  Gerald Covey and Henry Harper (CAN) 4:56.8
-  Kálmán Blahó and János Urányi (HUN) DQ

Blahó and Urányi were disqualified for "hanging" in the wake of another kayak.

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