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

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Canoeing at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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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.


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


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.


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.