Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the
1952 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 1952 Summer Olympics. The K-2 event is raced by two-man canoe sprint kayaks. Heats and final took place on July 28.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)

Heats[edit]

The 19 teams first raced in three heats. The top three teams in each heat advanced directly to the final.

Heat 1
1.  Lars Glassèr and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE) 3:51.7 QF
2.  Kurt Wires and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN) 3:53.0 QF
3.  Egon Dyg and Andreas Lind (DEN) 3:53.3 QF
4.  Anatoly Troshenkov and Igor Kuznetsov (URS) 3:54.0
5.  Jan Matocha and Otto Kroutil (TCH) 3:56.3
6.  Eligio Valentino and Pio Vennettilli (ITA) 4:03.8
7.  Frank Prout and Roland Prout (GBR) 4:07.6
Heat 2
1.  Max Raub and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT) 3:55.2 QF
2.  Gustav Schmidt and Helmut Noller (GER) 3:55.7 QF
3.  Ivar Mathisen and Knut Østby (NOR) 3:58.2 QF
4.  Heinrich Hess and Kurt Zimmer (SAA) 4:01.4
5.  Anton Kuster and Hans Straub (SUI) 4:14.9
6.  Johnny Lucas and Léon Roth (LUX) 4:21.6
Heat 3
1.  Cees Koch and Jan Klingers (NED) 3:54.3 QF
2.  István Granek and János Kulcsár (HUN) 3:54.5 QF
3.  Maurice Graffen and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 3:54.8 QF
4.  Frans Van den Berghen and Albert Van de Vliet (BEL) 3:59.2
5.  Thomas Horton and John Eiseman (USA) 4:02.9
6.  Robert Cordner and George Ward (CAN) 4:27.5

Final[edit]

Gold  Kurt Wires and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN) 3:51.1
Silver  Lars Glassèr and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE) 3:51.1
Bronze  Max Raub and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT) 3:51.4
4.  Gustav Schmidt and Helmut Noller (GER) 3:51.8
5.  Ivar Mathisen and Knut Østby (NOR) 3:54.7
6.  Maurice Graffen and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 3:55.1
7.  István Granek and János Kulcsár (HUN) 3:55.1
8.  Cees Koch and Jan Klingers (NED) 3:55.8
9.  Egon Dyg and Andreas Lind (DEN) 3:59.3

The Finnish duo won the gold medal after studying a photo finish of the event.

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