Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
2004 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

These are the results of the women's K-4 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The K-4 event is raced by four-person canoe sprint kayaks.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Germany (GER)
Birgit Fischer
Maike Nollen
Katrin Wagner
Carolin Leonhardt
 Hungary (HUN)
Katalin Kovács
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Kinga Bóta
 Ukraine (UKR)
Inna Osypenko
Tetyana Semykina
Hanna Balabanova
Olena Cherevatova

Heats[edit]

The 10 teams first raced in two heats. The top three finishers in each heat advanced directly to the final, and the remaining four teams advanced to the semifinal. No teams were eliminated in the heats. The heats were raced on August 23.

Heat 1
1.  Germany (GER) Birgit Fischer, Maike Nollen, Katrin Wagner, Carolin Leonhardt 1:31.606 QF
2.  Hungary (HUN) Katalin Kovács, Szilvia Szabó, Erzsébet Viski, Kinga Bóta 1:32.298 QF
3.  China (CHN) Xu Linbei, Zhong Hongyan, He Jing, Gao Yi 1:34.206 QF
4.  Australia (AUS) Chantal Meek, Amanda Rankin, Kate Barclay, Lisa Oldenhof 1:35.078 QS
5.  United States (USA) Carrie Johnson, Kathryn Colin, Lauren Spalding, Marie Mijalis 1:36.994 QS
Heat 2
1.  Poland (POL) Karolina Sadalska, Joanna Skowroń, Małgorzata Czajczyńska, Aneta Białkowska 1:31.949 QF
2.  Ukraine (UKR) Inna Osypenko, Tetyana Semykina, Hanna Balabanova, Olena Cherevatova 1:33.057 QF
3.  Spain (ESP) Isabel Garcia, Beatriz Manchon, Jana Smidakova, Maria Teresa Portela 1:34.525 QF
4.  Japan (JPN) Shinobu Kitamoto, Yumiko Suzuki, Mikiko Takeya, Miho Adachi 1:36.873 QS
5.  Canada (CAN) Karen Furneaux, Carrie Lightbound, Kamini Jain, Jillian D'Alessio 1:36.877 QS

Semifinal[edit]

The top three finishers in the semifinal race qualified for the final, joining the six teams that had advanced directly from the heats. The last place team was eliminated. The semifinal was raced on August 25.

1.  Australia (AUS) 1:33.977 QF
2.  Japan (JPN) 1:35.493 QF
3.  Canada (CAN) 1:35.645 QF
4.  United States (USA) 1:35.869

Final[edit]

The final was raced on August 27.

Gold  Germany (GER) 1:34.340
Silver  Hungary (HUN) 1:34.536
Bronze  Ukraine (UKR) 1:36.192
4.  Poland (POL) 1:36.376
5.  Spain (ESP) 1:37.908
6.  Australia (AUS) 1:38.116
7.  China (CHN) 1:38.144
8.  Canada (CAN) 1:39.952
9.  Japan (JPN) 1:40.188

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