Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 1000 metres

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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

These are the results of the men's C-2 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes. Because there were ten teams in this event, heats were introduced. Both the heats and final took place on December 1.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Alexe Dumitru
and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU)
 Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
 Károly Wieland
and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN)

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1
1.  Alexe Dumitru and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU) 4:48.1 QF
2.  Pavel Kharin and Gratsian Botev (URS) 4:52.4 QF
3.  Otto Schindler and Walter Waldner (AUT) 5:05.9 QF
4.  Kaj Sylvan and Gerner Christiansen (DEN) 5:07.5 QF
5.  Egon Drews and Herbert Kirschner (EUA) 5:19.8
Heat 2
1.  Károly Wieland and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN) 5:02.5 QF
2.  William Jones and Thomas Ohman (AUS) 5:04.6 QF
3.  Georges Dransart and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 5:07.2 QF
4.  William Collins and Bert Oldershaw (CAN) 5:08.9 QF
5.  George Byers and Richard Moran (USA) 5:16.1

Final[edit]

Gold  Alexe Dumitru and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU) 4:47.4
Silver  Pavel Kharin and Gratsian Botev (URS) 4:48.6
Bronze  Károly Wieland and Ferenc Mohácsi (HUN) 4:54.3
4.  Georges Dransart and Marcel Renaud (FRA) 4:57.7
5.  William Jones and Thomas Ohman (AUS) 5:03.0
6.  Otto Schindler and Walter Waldner (AUT) 5:04.4
7.  William Collins and Bert Oldershaw (CAN) 5:11.0
-  Kaj Sylvan and Gerner Christiansen (DEN) DQ

The Danes originally finished seventh in the final, but were disqualified for reasons not disclosed in the official report.

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