Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's K-2 500 metres

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The women's K-2 500 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Lyudmila Pinayeva
and Yekaterina Kuryshko (URS)
 Ilse Kaschube
and Petra Grabowski (GDR)
 Maria Nichiforov
and Viorica Dumitru (ROU)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The 12 crews first raced in two heats on September 5. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final; the remaining six teams were relegated to the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Lyudmila Pinayeva and Yekaterina Kuryshko (URS) 2:00.31 QF
2.  Ilse Kaschube and Petra Grabowski (GDR) 2:00.96 QF
3.  Anna Pfeffer and Katalin Hollósy (HUN) 2:01.87 QF
4.  Izabella Antonowicz and Ewa Grajkowska (POL) 2:04.30 QS
5.  Natasha Petrova and Petrana Koleva (BUL) 2:05.16 QS
6.  Majorie Horner-Dixon and Claudia Hunt (CAN) 2:11.24 QS
Heat 2
1.  Maria Nichiforov and Viorica Dumitru (ROU) 1:59.59 QF
2.  Roswitha Esser and Renate Breuer (FRG) 2:00.32 QF
3.  Mieke Jaapies and Maria van der Holst-Blijlevens (NED) 2:03.33 QF
4.  Anastászie Fridrichová and Oldřiška Kaplanová (TCH) 2:06.73 QS
5.  Helen Woodhouse and Pamela Renshaw (GBR) 2:10.22 QS
6.  Nancy Purves and Linda Murray (USA) 2:11.50 QS

Semifinal[edit]

The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on September 8) advanced to the final.

Semifinal
1.  Izabella Antonowicz and Ewa Grajkowska (POL) 1:55.50 QF
2.  Natasha Petrova and Petrana Koleva (BUL) 1:57.31 QF
3.  Anastászie Fridrichová and Oldřiška Kaplanová (TCH) 1:58.25 QF
4.  Nancy Purves and Linda Murray (USA) 2:01.27
5.  Majorie Horner-Dixon and Claudia Hunt (CAN) 2:03.60
6.  Helen Woodhouse and Pamela Renshaw (GBR) 2:04.44

Final[edit]

The final was held on September 9.

Gold  Lyudmila Pinayeva and Yekaterina Kuryshko (URS) 1:53.50
Silver  Ilse Kaschube and Petra Grabowski (GDR) 1:54.30
Bronze  Maria Nichiforov and Viorica Dumitru (ROU) 1:55.01
4.  Anna Pfeffer and Katalin Hollósy (HUN) 1:55.12
5.  Roswitha Esser and Renate Breuer (FRG) 1:55.64
6.  Izabella Antonowicz and Ewa Grajkowska (POL) 1:57.45
7.  Mieke Jaapies and Maria van der Holst-Blijlevens (NED) 1:58.11
8.  Natasha Petrova and Petrana Koleva (BUL) 1:59.40
9.  Anastászie Fridrichová and Oldřiška Kaplanová (TCH) 1:59.84

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