Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Slalom
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C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
Sprint
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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 C-2 1000 metres event was an open-style, pairs canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Andreas Dittmer
and Gunar Kirchbach (GER)
 Marcel Glavan
and Antonel Borsan (ROU)
 Csaba Horváth
and György Kolonics (HUN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1
1.  Marcel Glavan and Antonel Borsan (ROU) 4:06.481 QF
2.  Csaba Horváth and György Kolonics (HUN) 4:08.709 QF
3.  Csaba Orosz and Peter Páleš (SVK) 4:12.789 QS
4.  Martin Marinov and Blagovest Stoyanov (BUL) 4:15.529 QS
5.  Tomasz Goliasz and Dariusz Koszykowski (POL) 4:22.181 QS
6.  Park Chang-Gyu and Jeon Gwang-Rak (KOR) 4:23.961 QS
7.  Steve Giles and Dan Howe (CAN) 4:33.613 QS
8.  Vladimir Shayslamov and Sergey Shayslamov (UZB) 4:43.221 QS
9.  Pieter Lehrer and Jacob Lehrer (ANT) 5:20.421 QS
Heat 2
1.  Andreas Dittmer and Gunar Kirchbach (GER) 4:00.851 QF
2.  Andrew Train and Stephen Train (GBR) 4:01.263 QF
3.  Dražen Funtak and Ivan Šabjan (CRO) 4:02.831 QS
4.  José Alfredo Bea and Oleg Shelestenko (ESP) 4:05.203 QS
5.  Sergei Sergeyev and Kaysar Nurmaganbetov (KAZ) 4:10.399 QS
6.  Oleksandr Lytvynenko and Oleksiy Ihriaev (UKR) 4:13.363 QS
7.  Viktor Reneysky and Nicolae Juravschi (MDA) 4:25.183 QS
8.  Petr Fuksa and Pavel Bednář (CZE) 4:25.295 QS

Semifinals[edit]

Two semifinals took place. The top two finishers from each semifinal and the fastest third-place finisher advanced directly to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Steve Giles and Dan Howe (CAN) 3:45.077 QF
2.  Martin Marinov and Blagovest Stoyanov (BUL) 3:45.129 QF
3.  Oleksandr Lytvynenko and Oleksiy Ihriaev (UKR) 3:46.845
4.  Dražen Funtak and Ivan Šabjan (CRO) 3:48.677
5.  Tomasz Goliasz and Dariusz Koszykowski (POL) 3:48.721
6.  Vladimir Shayslamov and Sergey Shayslamov (UZB) 3:57.037
Semifinal 2
1.  Viktor Reneysky and Nicolae Juravschi (MDA) 3:44.008 QF
2.  Csaba Orosz and Peter Páleš (SVK) 3:44.628 QF
3.  José Alfredo Bea and Oleg Shelestenko (ESP) 3:45.616 QF
4.  Sergei Sergeyev and Kaysar Nurmaganbetov (KAZ) 3:51.360
5.  Petr Fuksa and Pavel Bednář (CZE) 3:51.576
6.  Park Chang-Gyu and Jeon Gwang-Rak (KOR) 3:52.044

The Antiguan and Barbudan crew did not participate in the semifinal.

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 3.

Gold  Andreas Dittmer and Gunar Kirchbach (GER) 3:31.870
Silver  Marcel Glavan and Antonel Borsan (ROU) 3:32.294
Bronze  Csaba Horváth and György Kolonics (HUN) 3:32.514
4.  Martin Marinov and Blagovest Stoyanov (BUL) 3:34.382
5.  Viktor Reneysky and Nicolae Juravschi (MDA) 3:35.198
6.  Andrew Train and Stephen Train (GBR) 3:36.694
7.  Csaba Orosz and Peter Páleš (SVK) 3:36.938
8.  José Alfredo Bea and Oleg Shelestenko (ESP) 3:37.154
9.  Steve Giles and Dan Howe (CAN) 3:46.102

Romania established an early lead, gradually expanding it through the 750 meter mark. Meanwhile, the Germans were in last place after 250 meters before moving up to fourth place at 500 meters. Gathering strength in the third quarter of the race, the Germans launched a sustained sprint to the finish that made up 2.15 seconds on the Romanians in the last 250 meters of the race to pass them right before the finish.

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