Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 4×500 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested at Lake Albano. Four changes were done to the program. First, the 10000 metre events that were raced from 1936 to 1956 were permanently dropped from the Olympic program, leaving all races at the 500 metre and 1000 metre distances. Second, the women's K-2 500 m event was added to the program, as was a men's K-1 4 × 500 m relay event (though for these games). Third, event timing in 1/100ths of a second at these games. Fourth, a repechage system was introduced that was used to the 1996 games in Atlanta at Lake Lanier.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Men's K-2 1000 metres medalist at the 1960 Summer Olympics. 1st: Sweden with Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius. 2nd: Hungary with András Szente and György Mészáros. 3rd: Poland with Stefan Kapłaniak and Władysław Zieliński.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
János Parti
 Hungary
Aleksandr Silayev
 Soviet Union
Leon Rotman
 Romania
C-2 1000 metres
details
Leonid Geishtor
and Sergei Makarenko
 Soviet Union
Aldo Dezi
and Francesco La Macchia
 Italy
Imre Farkas
and András Törő
 Hungary
K-1 1000 metres
details
Erik Hansen
 Denmark
Imre Szöllősi
 Hungary
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
K-1 4 × 500 meter relay
details
 Germany (EUA)
Dieter Krause
Günther Perleberg
Paul Lange
Friedhelm Wentzke
 Hungary (HUN)
Imre Szöllősi
Imre Kemeczei
András Szente
György Mészáros
 Denmark (DEN)
Erik Hansen
Helmuth Nyborg
Arne Høyer
Erling Jessen
K-2 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
and Sven-Olov Sjödelius
 Sweden
György Mészáros
and András Szente
 Hungary
Stefan Kapłaniak
and Władysław Zieliński
 Poland

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Antonina Seredina
 Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
 Germany
Daniela Walkowiak
 Poland
K-2 500 metres
details
Mariya Shubina
and Antonina Seredina
 Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
and Ingrid Hartmann
 Germany
Klára Fried-Bánfalvi
and Vilma Egresi
 Hungary

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 1 0 4
2  Hungary (HUN) 1 3 2 6
3  Germany (EUA) 1 2 0 3
4  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
7  Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
8  Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1

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