Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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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

The men's K-1 1000 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Erik Hansen (DEN)  Imre Szöllősi (HUN)  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

24 competitors first raced in three heats on August 26. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals; two were eliminated due to not starting, and the remaining 13 competitors were relegated to the repechage heats.

Heat 1
1.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:57.04 QS
2.  Ronald Rhodes (GBR) 4:01.68 QS
3.  Wolfgang Lange (EUA) 4:05.08 QS
4.  Rolf Olsen (NOR) 4:08.38 QR
5.  Robert De Waele (BEL) 4:08.60 QR
6.  Roland Huber (SUI) 4:26.26 QR
7.  Michel Meyer (FRA) 4:40.72 QR
-  Lyubomir Oresharov (BUL) Did not start
Heat 2
1.  Imre Szöllősi (HUN) 4:04.23 QS
2.  Phil Coles (AUS) 4:06.27 QS
3.  Cesare Zilioli (ITA) 4:06.58 QS
4.  Aleksandar Kerčov (YUG) 4:07.08 QR
5.  Simo Kuismanen (FIN) 4:09.78 QR
6.  Joaquín Larroya (ESP) 4:12.93 QR
7.  Paul Beachem (USA) 4:18.64 QR
-  Igor Lipalit (ROU) Did not start
Heat 3
1.  Ibragim Khasanov (URS) 4:06.14 QS
2.  Guillaume Weijzen (NED) 4:06.77 QS
3.  Gert Fredriksson (SWE) 4:07.35 QS
4.  Ladislav Čepčianský (TCH) 4:07.83 QR
5.  Ryszard Skwarski (POL) 4:12.70 QR
6.  Herbert Wiedermann (AUT) 4:15.71 QR
7.  Michael Brown (CAN) 4:27.28 QR
8.  André Conrady (LUX) 4:27.38 QR

Repechages[edit]

The repechages took place on August 26. The top three finishers in each repechage advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Simo Kuismanen (FIN) 4:11.50 QS
2.  Herbert Wiedermann (AUT) 4:13.73 QS
3.  Rolf Olsen (NOR) 4:13.87 QS
4.  Michel Meyer (FRA) 4:24.93
Repechage 2
1.  Ryszard Skwarski (POL) 4:06.99 QS
2.  Aleksandar Kerčov (YUG) 4:07.33 QS
3.  Paul Beachem (USA) 4:18.17 QS
4.  Roland Huber (SUI) 4:24.16
5.  André Conrady (LUX) 4:28.40
Repechage 3
1.  Ladislav Čepčianský (TCH) 4:11.39 QS
2.  Joaquín Larroya (ESP) 4:13.82 QS
3.  Robert De Waele (BEL) 4:16.61 QS
4.  Michael Brown (CAN) 4:55.73

Semifinals[edit]

The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on August 27) advanced to the final with the rest of the competitors eliminated.

Semifinal 1
1.  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:57.51 QF
2.  Gert Fredriksson (SWE) 4:03.32 QF
3.  Simo Kuismanen (FIN) 4:03.42 QF
4.  Phil Coles (AUS) 4:08.05
5.  Aleksandar Kerčov (YUG) 4:10.27
6.  Robert De Waele (BEL) 4:12.48
Semifinal 2
1.  Imre Szöllősi (HUN) 3:57.11 QF
2.  Wolfgang Lange (EUA) 4:02.88 QF
3.  Rolf Olsen (NOR) 4:04.82 QF
4.  Guillaume Weijzen (NED) 4:07.30
5.  Ryszard Skwarski (POL) 4:09.26
6.  Joaquín Larroya (ESP) 4:20.39
Semifinal 3
1.  Ronald Rhodes (GBR) 4:05.20 QF
2.  Ibragim Khasanov (URS) 4:05.20 QF
3.  Cesare Zilioli (ITA) 4:06.36 QF
4.  Ladislav Čepčianský (TCH) 4:07.75
5.  Paul Beachem (USA) 4:15.10
6.  Herbert Wiedermann (AUT) 4:17.45

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 29.

Gold  Erik Hansen (DEN) 3:53.00
Silver  Imre Szöllősi (HUN) 3:54.02
Bronze  Gert Fredriksson (SWE) 3:55.89
4.  Ibragim Khasanov (URS) 3:56.38
5.  Ronald Rhodes (GBR) 4:01.15
6.  Rolf Olsen (NOR) 4:02.31
7.  Wolfgang Lange (EUA) 4:03.05
8.  Simo Kuismanen (FIN) 4:03.66
9.  Cesare Zilioli (ITA) 4:04.90

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