Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's K-2 500 metres
|Canoeing at the
1996 Summer Olympics
|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|
| Agneta Andersson
and Susanne Gunnarsson (SWE)
| Birgit Fischer
and Ramona Portwich (GER)
| Anna Wood
and Katrin Borchert (AUS)
20 crews entered in three heats. The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the semifinals while the rest advanced to the repechages.
The top four finishers in each repechage and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the semifinals.
|1.||Sabine Kleinhenz and Séverine Loyau (FRA)||1:51.417||QS|
|2.||DeAnne Hemmens and Lia Rousset (USA)||1:52.669||QS|
|3.||Hanna Balabanova and Kateryna Yurchenko (UKR)||1:54.373||QS|
|4.||Jitka Janáčková and Pavlína Jobánková (CZE)||1:55.377||QS|
|5.||Renata Hernández and Sandra Rojas (MEX)||1:55.801||QS|
|1.||Larisa Kosorukova and Nataliya Guly (RUS)||1:52.520||QS|
|2.||Ning Menghua and Hu Dongmei (CHN)||1:53.544||QS|
|3.||Bonka Pindzheva and Neli Zafirova (BUL)||1:53.644||QS|
|4.||Helen Gilby and Alison Thorogood (GBR)||1:55.088||QS|
|5.||Tatiana Levina and Inna Isakova (UZB)||1:56.896|
|6.||Chieko Akagi and Asako Watanabe (JPN)||1:57.944|
The top four finishers in each semifinal and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.
The final was held on August 4.
|Agneta Andersson and Susanne Gunnarsson (SWE)||1:39.329|
|Birgit Fischer and Ramona Portwich (GER)||1:39.689|
|Anna Wood and Katrin Borchert (AUS)||1:40.641|
|4.||Rita Kőbán and Szilvia Mednyánszki (HUN)||1:40.893|
|5.||Marie-Josée Gibeau and Corrina Kennedy (CAN)||1:41.313|
|6.||Izaskun Aramburu and Beatriz Manchón (ESP)||1:42.621|
|7.||Izabela Dylewska-Światowiak and Elżbieta Urbańczyk (POL)||1:42.753|
|8.||Larisa Kosorukova and Nataliya Guly (RUS)||1:43.237|
|9.||Sabine Kleinhenz and Séverine Loyau (FRA)||1:43.449|
Andersson's Olympic medal total was brought to seven with three gold, two silver, and two bronze. Fischer's silver matched the total of Sweden's Gert Fredriksson with eight. Australia's bronze medal crew was foreign-born with Wood (formerly Annemarie Cox) from the Netherlands and Borchert from Germany.
- 1996 Summer Olympics official report Volume 3. p. 168. (English) & (French)
- Sports-reference.com 1996 women's K-2 500 m results.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Women's Kayak Pairs 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 493.