Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres

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These are the results of the men's C-2 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
 Ibrahim Rojas
and Ledis Balceiro (CUB)
 Alexander Kostoglod
and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS)

Heats[edit]

The 14 teams first raced in two heats on August 24. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final, and the remaining 8 teams moved on to the semifinal.

Heat Place Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek  Germany 1:40.128 QF
1 2 Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr.  Canada 1:40.488 QF
1 3 Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko  Poland 1:40.524 QF
1 4 György Kozmann and György Kolonics  Hungary 1:41.324 QS
1 5 Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov  Ukraine 1:44.532 QS
1 6 Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky  Slovakia 1:45.860 QS
1 7 Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson  United States 1:48.172 QS
2 1 Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun  China 1:38.916 QF
2 2 Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro  Cuba 1:39.860 QF
2 3 Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov  Russia 1:40.128 QF
2 4 Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu  Romania 1:41.368 QS
2 5 Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich  Belarus 1:41.576 QS
2 6 Alfredo Bea and David Mascató  Spain 1:43.708 QS
2 7 Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir  France 1:49.940 QS

Semifinal[edit]

The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on August 26) advanced to the final, joining the six teams who had moved directly from the heats. All other teams were eliminated.

1.  Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU) 1:41.424 QF
2.  György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN) 1:41.472 QF
3.  Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR) 1:42.484 QF
4.  Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov (UKR) 1:42.860
5.  Alfredo Bea and David Mascató (ESP) 1:43.160
6.  Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky (SVK) 1:44.732
7.  Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir (FRA) 1:45.548
8.  Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson (USA) 1:46.424

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 28.

Gold  Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun (CHN) 1:40.278
Silver  Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro (CUB) 1:40.350
Bronze  Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS) 1:40.442
4.  Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU) 1:40.618
5.  Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek (GER) 1:40.802
6.  Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR) 1:40.858
7.  György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN) 1:41.138
8.  Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr. (CAN) 1:41.210
9.  Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko (POL) 1:42.046

The Chinese duo had just won their first World Cup races weeks earlier and were only looking to gain experience for the next Summer Olympics in Beijing. The race was so close that race officials could not determine the winners until most of the canoers were out of their boats and the canoes were on the dock.

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