Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
1992 Summer Olympics
Slalom
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C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
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 women's K-4 500 metres event was a fours kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Hungary (HUN)
Rita Kőbán
Éva Dónusz
Erika Mészáros
Kinga Czigány
 Germany (GER)
Katrin Borchert
Ramona Portwich
Birgit Schmidt
Anke von Seck
 Sweden (SWE)
Anna Olsson
Agneta Andersson
Maria Haglund
Susanne Rosenqvist

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

16 crews entered in two heats. The top two finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the finals while the remaining teams were relegated to the semifinals.

Heat 1
1.  Ning Menghua, Wang Jing, Wen Yanfang, and Zhao Xiaoli (CHN) 1:36.15 QF
2.  Shelia Conover, Alexandra Harbold, Cathy Marino-Geers, and Traci Phillips (USA) 1:36.74 QF
3.  Viorica Iordache, Claudia Nicula, Carmen Simion, and Sanda Toma (ROU) 1:36.82 QS
4.  Annacatia Casagrande, Amalia Calzavara, Chiara Dal Santo, and Lucia Micheli (ITA) 1:38.82 QS
5.  Françoise Lasak, Bernadette Brégeon, Isabelle Boulogne, and Anne Michaut (FRA) 1:39.27 QS
6.  Denise Cooper, Lynda Lehmann, Gayle Mayes, and Anna Wood (AUS) 1:39.32 QS
7.  Pavlína Jobánková, Jitka Janáčková, Vladimíra Havelková, and Ivana Vokurková (TCH) 1:40.57 QS
8.  Bonka Pindzheva, Mariya Kichukova, Kinka Racheva, and Tanya Georgieva (BUL) 1:43.59 QS
Heat 2
1.  Éva Dónusz, Kinga Czigány, Rita Kőbán, and Erika Mészáros (HUN) 1:32.94 QF
2.  Agneta Andersson, Maria Haglund, Anna Olsson, and Susanne Rosenqvist (SWE) 1:33.25 QF
3.  Katrin Borchert, Ramona Portwich, Birgit Schmidt, and Anke von Seck (GER) 1:34.13 QS
4.  Caroline Brunet, Alison Herst, Klari McAskill, and Kevyn Stafford (CAN) 1:36.34 QS
5.  Irina Samoylova, Galina Savenko, Irina Vaag, and Olga Tishchenko (EUN) 1:38.25 QS
6.  Belén Sánchez, Joaquina Costa, Luisa Álvárez, and Ana María Penas (ESP) 1:38.72 QS
7.  Hilary Dresser, Andrea Dallaway, Alison Thorogood, and Sandra Troop (GBR) 1:40.22 QS
8.  Hege Brannsten, Nina Bergsvik, Tone Rasmussen, and Ingeborg Rasmussen (NOR) 1:40.53 QS

Semifinals[edit]

The top two finishers in each of the semifinals and the fastest third-place finisher advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Katrin Borchert, Ramona Portwich, Birgit Schmidt, and Anke von Seck (GER) 1:37.48 QF
2.  Irina Samoylova, Galina Savenko, Irina Vaag, and Olga Tishchenko (EUN) 1:38.56 QF
3.  Denise Cooper, Lynda Lehmann, Gayle Mayes, and Anna Wood (AUS) 1:39.81 QF
4.  Annacatia Casagrande, Amalia Calzavara, Chiara Dal Santo, and Lucia Micheli (ITA) 1:41.08
5.  Hilary Dresser, Andrea Dallaway, Alison Thorogood, and Sandra Troop (GBR) 1:41.24
6.  Bonka Pindzheva, Mariya Kichukova, Kinka Racheva, and Tanya Georgieva (BUL) 1:45.90
Semifinal 2
1.  Caroline Brunet, Alison Herst, Klari McAskill, and Kevyn Stafford (CAN) 1:37.86 QF
2.  Viorica Iordache, Claudia Nicula, Carmen Simion, and Sanda Toma (ROU) 1:38.21 QF
3.  Pavlína Jobánková, Jitka Janáčková, Vladimíra Havelková, and Ivana Vokurková (TCH) 1:40.12
4.  Belén Sánchez, Joaquina Costa, Luisa Álvárez, and Ana María Penas (ESP) 1:40.17
5.  Françoise Lasak, Bernadette Brégeon, Isabelle Boulogne, and Anne Michaut (FRA) 1:41.83
6.  Hege Brannsten, Nina Bergsvik, Tone Rasmussen, and Ingeborg Rasmussen (NOR) 1:41.88

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 8.

Gold  Éva Dónusz, Kinga Czigány, Rita Kőbán, and Erika Mészáros (HUN) 1:36.32
Silver  Katrin Borchert, Ramona Portwich, Birgit Schmidt, and Anke von Seck (GER) 1:38.47
Bronze  Agneta Andersson, Maria Haglund, Anna Olsson, and Susanne Rosenqvist (SWE) 1:39.79
4.  Viorica Iordache, Claudia Nicula, Carmen Simion, and Sanda Toma (ROU) 1:41.02
5.  Ning Menghua, Wang Jing, Wen Yanfang, and Zhao Xiaoli (CHN) 1:41.12
6.  Caroline Brunet, Alison Herst, Klari McAskill, and Kevyn Stafford (CAN) 1:42.28
7.  Shelia Conover, Alexandra Harbold, Cathy Marino-Geers, and Traci Phillips (USA) 1:43.00
8.  Denise Cooper, Lynda Lehmann, Gayle Mayes, and Anna Wood (AUS) 1:43.88
9.  Irina Samoylova, Galina Savenko, Irina Vaag, and Olga Tishchenko (EUN) 1:44.84

Hungary beat Germany (formerly East and West Germany) after finishing second to them in every major competition since 1988.

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