Canoeing at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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C-1 500 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 500 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m men women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m men women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The men's K-1 1000 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1988 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Greg Barton (USA)  Grant Davies (AUS)  André Wohllebe (GDR)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The 19 competitors first raced in three heats on September 27. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals. All remaining competitors competed in the repechages later that day.

Heat 1
1.  Greg Barton (USA) 3:42.26 QS
2.  Dmitriy Bankovskiy (URS) 3:43.32 QS
3.  Philippe Boccara (FRA) 3:44.37 QS
4.  José Garcia (POR) 3:44.53 QR
5.  Dirk Ulaszewski (FRG) 3:45.10 QR
6.  José Reyes (ESP) 3:57.92 QR
Heat 2
1.  Ferenc Cspies (HUN) 3:41.87 QS
2.  Morten Ivarsen (NOR) 3:43.10 QS
3.  Grant Davies (AUS) 3:43.52 QS
4.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 3:52.67 QR
5.  Ivan Lawler (GBR) 3:54.85 QR
6.  Luk Kwok Sun (HKG) 4:27.84 QR
Heat 3
1.  Gunnar Olsson (SWE) 3:41.60 QS
2.  André Wohllebe (GDR) 3:42.07 QS
3.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 3:46.70 QS
4.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:48.10 QR
5.  Carl Beaumier (CAN) 4:00.63 QR
6.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 4:01.35 QR
7.  Kim Dong-Su (KOR) 4:10.42 QR

Repechages[edit]

Taking place on September 27, two repechages were held. The top three finishers in each repechage advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  José Garcia (POR) 3:51.14 QS
2.  José Reyes (ESP) 3:53.39 QS
3.  Carl Beaumier (CAN) 3:55.27 QS
4.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 3:58.03 QS
5.  Ivan Lawler (GBR) 3:59.69
Repechage 2
1.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:46.20 QS
2.  Dirk Ulaszewski (FRG) 3:46.46 QS
3.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 3:46.92 QS
4.  Kim Dong-Su (KOR) 4:05.51
5.  Luk Kwok Sun (HKG) 4:30.20

Semifinals[edit]

Raced on September 29, the top three finishers from each of the three semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Greg Barton (USA) 3:40.96 QF
2.  Morten Ivarsen (NOR) 3:41.86 QF
3.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 3:43.44 QF
4.  José Garcia (POR) 3:44.00
5.  Patrick Holmes (IRL) 3:49.26
Semifinal 2
1.  André Wohllebe (GDR) 3:39.98 QF
2.  Ferenc Cspies (HUN) 3:40.17 QF
3.  Philippe Boccara (FRA) 3:41.01 QF
4.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:45.40
5.  Carl Beaumier (CAN) 3:55.58
Semifinal 3
1.  Gunnar Olsson (SWE) 3:38.82 QF
2.  Dmitriy Bankovskiy (URS) 3:42.14 QF
3.  Grant Davies (AUS) 3:42.66 QF
4.  Dirk Ulaszewski (FRG) 3:44.17
5.  José Reyes (ESP) 3:48.35

Boccara had qualified for the final, but withdrew and was replaced by Thompson for reasons not disclosed in the official report.

Final[edit]

The final took place on October 1.

Gold  Greg Barton (USA) 3:55.27
Silver  Grant Davies (AUS) 3:55.28
Bronze  André Wohllebe (GDR) 3:55.55
4.  Dmitriy Bankovskiy (URS) 3:56.49
5.  Gunnar Olsson (SWE) 3:56.84
6.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:56.91
7.  Attila Szabó (TCH) 3:57.52
8.  Morten Ivarsen (NOR) 3:59.18
9.  Ferenc Cspies (HUN) 4:00.30

Korean officials told Barton he had won in a near dead heat while the scoreboard stated Davies had won. An International Canoe Federation (ICF) jury examined the finish line photo while the Australians celebrated and Barton prepared for the K-2 1000 m final. A few minutes later, ICF officials posted on the scoreboard that Barton beat Davies by 0.005 seconds. A stoic Davies later stated that "If that's the biggest disappointment in my life, I can handle it."

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