Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1956 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 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous two Games in 1948 and 1952. The competition was held on Lake Wendouree in Ballarat.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
 Romania
István Hernek
 Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
 Soviet Union
C-1 10000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
 Romania
János Parti
 Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
 Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Alexe Dumitru
and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU)
 Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
 Károly Wieland
and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN)
C-2 10000 metres
details
 Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
 Georges Dransart
and Marcel Renaud (FRA)
 Imre Farkas
and József Hunics (HUN)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Igor Pissarov
 Soviet Union
Lajos Kiss
 Hungary
K-1 10000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Ferenc Hatlaczky
 Hungary
Michael Scheuer
 United Team of Germany
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Michael Scheuer
and Meinrad Miltenberger (EUA)
 Mikhail Kaaleste
and Anatoli Demitkov (URS)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres
details
 János Urányi
and László Fábián (HUN)
 Fritz Briel
and Theodor Kleine (EUA)
 Dennis Green
and Walter Brown (AUS)

Women's event[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Yelizaveta Dementyeva
 Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
 United Team of Germany
Tove Søby
 Denmark

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Romania (ROU) 3 0 0 3
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 3 2 7
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 0 0 2
4  Hungary (HUN) 1 3 3 7
5  United Team of Germany (EUA) 1 2 1 4
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
7  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1

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