Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's K-4 1000 metres
|Canoeing at the
1972 Summer Olympics
|C-1 1000 m||men|
|C-2 1000 m||men|
|K-1 500 m||women|
|K-1 1000 m||men|
|K-2 500 m||women|
|K-2 1000 m||men|
|K-4 1000 m||men|
| Soviet Union (URS)
| Romania (ROU)
| Norway (NOR)
The 20 crews first raced in three heats on September 5. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining 11 teams were relegated to the repechage heats.
Taking place on September 7, The top three competitors in each of the two repechages advanced to the semifinals.
|1.||István Szabó, Peter Várhelyi, Zoltán Bakó, and Csongor Vargha (HUN)||3:14.35||QS|
|2.||Alberto Ughi, Pierangelo Congiu, Mario Pedretti, and Oreste Perri (ITA)||3:15.68||QS|
|3.||Dennis Green, Dennis Heussner, Rodney Fox, and Gordon Jeffery (AUS)||3:16.24||QS|
|4.||Herminio Menéndez, Álvaro López, Javier Sanz, and José María Esteban (ESP)||3:21.07|
|5.||Gerhard Siebold, Kurt Heubusch, Heinz Rodinger, and Alfred Zechmeister (AUT)||3:21.97|
|6.||Hermelindo Soto, Gilberto Soriano, Horacio Flores, and Alejandro Amecua (MEX)||3:31.65|
|1.||Ladislav Souček, Zdenék Bohutínský, Ĺubomír Kadnár, and Pavel Kvasil (TCH)||3:17.39||QS|
|2.||Jos Broeckx, Roger T'Joncke, Jean-Marie D'Haese, and Paul Stinckens (BEL)||3:18.63||QS|
|3.||Dennis Barré, Jean Barre, Dean Oldershaw, and Jim Reardon (CAN)||3:19.77||QS|
|4.||John van Dyke, Jerry Welborn, Philip Rogosheske, and Stepehn Kelly (USA)||3:22.89|
|5.||Robert Avery, Douglas Parnham, Peter Lawler, and John Oliver (GBR)||3:26.80|
The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on September 8) advanced to the final.
The Soviet Union's position at 500 meters in the second semifinal is missing in the official report. The third semifinal was so fast that Belgium and Yugoslavia's time would have gotten them into the finals if either nation had competed in the other two semifinals.
The final was held on September 9.
|Yuri Filatov, Yuri Stetsenko, Volodymyr Morozov, and Valeri Didenko (URS)||3:14.02|
|Aurel Vernescu, Mihai Zaifu, Roman Vartolomeu, and Atanase Sciotnic (ROU)||3:15.07|
|Steinar Amundsen, Tore Berger, Egil Søby, and Jan Johansen (NOR)||3:15.27|
|4.||Alberto Ughi, Pierangelo Congiu, Mario Pedretti, and Oreste Perri (ITA)||3:15.60|
|5.||Rudolf Blass, Eberhard Fischer, Rainer Hennes, and Hans-Erich Pasch (FRG)||3:16.63|
|6.||István Szabó, Peter Várhelyi, Zoltán Bakó, and Csongor Vargha (HUN)||3:16.88|
|7.||Kari Markkanen, Heikki Mäkelä, Ilkka Nummisto, and Jorma Lehtosalo (FIN)||3:16.92|
|8.||Lars Andersson, Gunnar Utterberg, Per Larsson, and Hans Nilsson (SWE)||3:17.39|
|9.||Ladislav Souček, Zdenék Bohutínský, Ĺubomír Kadnár, and Pavel Kvasil (TCH)||3:20.22|