Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's K-1 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
2004 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

These are the results of the women's K-1 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The K-1 event is raced by single-person canoe sprint kayaks.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Natasa Janics (HUN)  Josefa Idem Guerrini (ITA)  Caroline Brunet (CAN)

Heats[edit]

The 23 competitors first raced in three heats. The top finisher in each heat moved directly to the final, and the next 6 finishers in each heat qualified for the two semifinal races. Therefore, only two kayakers were eliminated in the heats. The heats were raced on August 24.

Heat 1
1.  Nataša Janić (HUN) 1:49.870 QF
2.  Katrin Wagner (GER) 1:53.234 QS
3.  Larissa Peisakhovitch (ISR) 1:54.234 QS
4.  Li Ting (CHN) 1:55.474 QS
5.  Nathalie Marie (FRA) 1:57.342 QS
6.  Fernanda Lauro (ARG) 1:59.474 QS
7.  Doan Thi Cach (VIE) 2:06.126 QS
 Natalya Sergeyeva (KAZ) DSQ
Heat 2
1.  Caroline Brunet (CAN) 1:50.366 QF
2.  Josefa Idem (ITA) 1:50.466 QS
3.  Petra Santy (BEL) 1:52.834 QS
4.  Lucy Hardy (GBR) 1:54.518 QS
5.  Michaela Strnadova (CZE) 1:55.806 QS
6.  Yulia Borzova (UZB) 1:56.586 QS
7.  Amanda Rankin (AUS) 1:56.678 QS
8.  Sarce Aronggear (INA) 2:03.790
Heat 3
1.  Marcela Erbanova (SVK) 1:53.508 QF
2.  Aneta Pastuszka (POL) 1:53.840 QS
3.  Athina-Theodora Alexopoulou (GRE) 1:54.828 QS
4.  Jenni Honkanen (FIN) 1:55.244 QS
5.  Carrie Johnson (USA) 1:57.708 QS
6.  Olga Kostenko (RUS) 1:58.520 QS
7.  Miyuki Shirata (JPN) 2:00.860 QS

Sergeyeva was disqualified for not keeping her boat in the automatic starting system, delaying the race start by five minutes. She was also disqualified for starting outside of the automatic starting system.

Semifinals[edit]

The top three finishers in each of the two semifinals qualified for the final. Fourth place and higher competitors were eliminated. The semifinals were raced on August 26.

Semifinal 1
1.  Katrin Wagner (GER) 1:52.630 QF
2.  Jenni Honkanen (FIN) 1:53.050 QF
3.  Li Ting (CHN) 1:53.598 QF
4.  Petra Santy (BEL) 1:54.534
5.  Athina-Theodora Alexopoulou (GRE) 1:54.950
6.  Olga Kostenko (RUS) 1:55.766
7.  Michaela Strnadova (CZE) 1:56.154
8.  Amanda Rankin (AUS) 1:56.198
9.  Fernanda Lauro (ARG) 2:00.198
Semifinal 2
1.  Josefa Idem (ITA) 1:50.844 QF
2.  Larissa Peisakhovitch (ISR) 1:55.096 QF
3.  Lucy Hardy (GBR) 1:56.432 QF
4.  Carrie Johnson (USA) 1:56.712
5.  Nathalie Marie (FRA) 1:57.944
6.  Yulia Borzova (UZB) 1:59.560
7.  Miyuki Shirata (JPN) 2:03.076
8.  Doan Thi Cach (VIE) 2:06.692
9.  Aneta Pastuszka (POL) DSQ

Pastuszka was disqualified for competing in an underweight boat.

Final[edit]

The final was raced on August 28.

Gold  Nataša Janić (HUN) 1:47.741
Silver  Josefa Idem (ITA) 1:49.729
Bronze  Caroline Brunet (CAN) 1:50.601
4.  Katrin Wagner (GER) 1:52.557
5.  Marcela Erbanova (SVK) 1:52.685
6.  Larissa Peisakhovitch (ISR) 1:53.089
7.  Lucy Hardy (GBR) 1:53.717
8.  Jenni Honkanen (FIN) 1:53.937
9.  Li Ting (CHN) 1:54.473

Janics, who switched her nationality from Serbia and Montenegro to Hungary three months before the 2004 Games, jumped to an early lead and then held off a late challenge from defending Olympic champion Idem.

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