Canoeing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Slalom
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
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 men's C-2 500 metres event was an open-style, pairs canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 2000 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Ferenc Novák
and Imre Pulai (HUN)
 Daniel Jędraszko
and Paweł Baraszkiewicz (POL)
 Mitică Pricop
and Florin Popescu (ROU)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

15 teams entered in two heats. The top three finishers from each heat advanced to the finals while the remaining teams were relegated to the semifinal.

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1  Poland Daniel Jędraszko and Paweł Baraszkiewicz 1:41.511 QF
2  Ukraine Serhiy Klyniuk and Dmytro Sablin 1:42.903 QF
3  Germany Christian Gille and Thomas Zereske 1:43.233 QF
4  Czech Republic Petr Procházka and Jan Břečka 1:44.175 QS
5  Spain José Alfredo Bea and David Mascató 1:44.973 QS
6  Croatia Nikica Ljubek and Dražen Funtak 1:45.567 QS
7  Mexico José Ramón Ferrer and José Antonio Romero 1:45.927 QS
8  Canada Attila Buday and Tamás Buday, Jr. 1:46.557 QS
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1  Romania Mitică Pricop and Florin Popescu 1:41.904 QF
2  Cuba Ibrahim Rojas and Leobaldo Pereira 1:42.180 QF
3  Hungary Ferenc Novák and Imre Pulai 1:42.816 QF
4  Kazakhstan Zhomart Satubaldin and Konstantin Negodyayev 1:45.810 QS
5  Great Britain Andrew Train and Stephen Train 1:46.986 QS
6  Russia Aleksandr Kovalyov and Aleksandr Kostoglod 1:47.682 QS
7  Slovakia Ján Kubica and Mário Ostrćil 1:47.934 QS

Overall Results Heats

Heats
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Place Time Qual.
1  Poland Daniel Jędraszko and Paweł Baraszkiewicz 1 1 1:41.511 QF
2  Romania Mitică Pricop and Florin Popescu 2 1 1:41.904 QF
3  Cuba Ibrahim Rojas and Leobaldo Pereira 2 2 1:42.180 QF
4  Hungary Ferenc Novák and Imre Pulai 2 3 1:42.816 QF
5  Ukraine Serhiy Klyniuk and Dmytro Sablin 1 2 1:42.903 QF
6  Germany Christian Gille and Thomas Zereske 1 3 1:43.233 QF
7  Czech Republic Petr Procházka and Jan Břečka 1 4 1:44.175 QS
8  Spain José Alfredo Bea and David Mascató 1 5 1:44.973 QS
9  Croatia Nikica Ljubek and Dražen Funtak 1 6 1:45.567 QS
10  Kazakhstan Zhomart Satubaldin and Konstantin Negodyayev 2 4 1:45.810 QS
11  Mexico José Ramón Ferrer and José Antonio Romero 1 7 1:45.927 QS
12  Canada Attila Buday and Tamás Buday, Jr. 1 8 1:46.557 QS
13  Great Britain Andrew Train and Stephen Train 2 5 1:46.986 QS
14  Russia Aleksandr Kovalyov and Aleksandr Kostoglod 2 6 1:47.682 QS
15  Slovakia Ján Kubica and Mário Ostrćil 2 7 1:47.934 QS

Semifinal[edit]

The top three finishers from the semifinal advanced to the final.

Heat 1 of 1
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Time Qual.
1  Russia Aleksandr Kovalyov and Aleksandr Kostoglod 1:44.981 QF
2  Spain José Alfredo Bea and David Mascató 1:45.677 QF
3  Kazakhstan Zhomart Satubaldin and Konstantin Negodyayev 1:45.809 QF
4  Czech Republic Petr Procházka and Jan Břečka 1:46.013
5  Mexico José Ramón Ferrer and José Antonio Romero 1:46.811
6  Croatia Nikica Ljubek and Dražen Funtak 1:46.955
7  Canada Attila Buday and Tamás Buday, Jr. 1:47.525
8  Slovakia Ján Kubica and Mário Ostrćil 1:48.749
9  Great Britain Andrew Train and Stephen Train 1:49.931

Final[edit]

Heat 1 of 1
Date: Sunday 1 October 2000
Place Nation Athletes Time
1  Hungary Ferenc Novák and Imre Pulai 1:51.284
2  Poland Daniel Jędraszko and Paweł Baraszkiewicz 1:51.536
3  Romania Mitică Pricop and Florin Popescu 1:54.260
4  Spain José Alfredo Bea and David Mascató 1:56.600
5  Germany Christian Gille and Thomas Zereske 1:59.294
6  Russia Aleksandr Kovalyov and Aleksandr Kostoglod 2:00.134
7  Kazakhstan Zhomart Satubaldin and Konstantin Negodyayev 2:01.436
8  Ukraine Serhiy Klyniuk and Dmytro Sablin 2:02.612
9  Cuba Ibrahim Rojas and Leobaldo Pereira 2:17.126

Novák and Pulai were known as "The Monster and the Little Guy" because Pulai was 1.99 meters (6 ft. 6.25 in.) tall and weighed 97 kg (214 lbs) while Novák was 1.72 meters (5 ft. 8 in.) and weighed 77 kg (170 lbs). Pulai taped Novák's leg to the boat so that his partner would not fall to the high winds that took place on the day of the final.

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