Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 4 × 500 metres
|Canoeing at the
1960 Summer Olympics
|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 4 × 500 metres event was a relay kayaking event conducted over 500 meters as part of the Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program on Lake Albano. This would be the only time this event was held in the Summer Olympics though it was part of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from 1948 to 1975.
| United Team of Germany (EUA)
| Hungary (HUN)
| Denmark (DEN)
The 18 crews first raced in three heats on August 26. The top two finishers in each heats advanced directly to the semifinals. One was disqualified while remaining 11 teams were relegated to the repechage heats.
Czechoslovakia was disqualified in the first heat in accordance to article 22 of the competition rules.
Held on August 26, the top two finishers in each of the three repechages advanced to the semifinals.
|1.||Cesare Zilioli, Renato Ongari, Alberto Schiavi, and Annibale Berton (ITA)||8:06.48||QS|
|2.||Dennis Green, Barry Stuart, Phil Coles, and Allan Livingstone (AUS)||8:13.22||QS|
|3.||Walter Buchgraber, Hermann Salzner, Karl Leitner, and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)||8:23.90|
|1.||Helmuth Sørensen, Arne Høyer, Erling Jessen, and Erik Hansen (DEN)||7:58.40||QS|
|2.||Stefan Kapłaniak, Władysław Zieliński, Ryszard Skwarski, and Ryszard Marchlik (POL)||8:06.80||QS|
|3.||Russell Dermond, Charles Lundmark, Robert O'Brien, and John Pagkos (USA)||8:18.51|
|4.||Henri Amazouze, Jean Houde, Pierre Derivery, and Jean Friquet (FRA)||8:20.87|
|1.||Mircea Anastasescu, Aurel Vernescu, Ion Sideri, and Stavru Teodorov (ROU)||7:58.61||QS|
|2.||Juhani Helenius, Paavo Vaskio, Torbjörn Blomqvist, and Rolf Björklund (FIN)||8:09.43||QS|
|3.||Hendrik Verbrugghe, Germain Van Der Moere, Robert De Waele, and Yvan Decock (BEL)||8:11.24|
|4.||Hans Straub, Werner Weber, Robert Zika, and Roland Huber (SUI)||8:36.57|
The top two finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on August 27) advanced to the final. All other teams were eliminated.
Beudner replaced Knuppe for the Netherlands between the first heat and the first semifinal.
The final was held on August 29.
|Paul Lange, Günther Perleberg, Friedhelm Wentzke, and Dieter Krause (EUA)||7:39.43|
|Imre Szöllősi, Imre Kemecsey, András Szente, and György Mészáros (HUN)||7:44.02|
|Helmuth Sørensen, Arne Høyer, Erling Jessen, and Erik Hansen (DEN)||7:46.09|
|4.||Stefan Kapłaniak, Władysław Zieliński, Ryszard Skwarski, and Ryszard Marchlik (POL)||7:49.93|
|5.||Igor Pisaryev, Anatoly Kononenko, Fyodor Lyakhovsky, and Vladimir Natalukha (URS)||7:50.72|
|6.||Mircea Anastasescu, Aurel Vernescu, Ion Sideri, and Stavru Teodorov (ROU)||7:53.00|