Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Dates 11–23 August
Competitors 128
«2004 2012»
Canoeing at the
2008 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

Canoeing competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 11 to August 23 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing.

Peter Hochschorner and Pavol Hochschorner from Slovakia became the first slalom canoeists to win three Olympic gold medals.

Slalom events course is generally considered to be very tough, even by Olympic standards [1]

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's C-1
details
Michal Martikán
 Slovakia
David Florence
 Great Britain
Robin Bell
 Australia
Men's C-2
details
Pavol Hochschorner
and Peter Hochschorner
 Slovakia
Ondřej Štěpánek
and Jaroslav Volf
 Czech Republic
Mikhail Kuznetsov
and Dmitry Larionov
 Russia
Men's K-1
details
Alexander Grimm
 Germany
Fabien Lefèvre
 France
Benjamin Boukpeti
 Togo
Women's K-1
details
Elena Kaliská
 Slovakia
Jacqueline Lawrence
 Australia
Violetta Oblinger-Peters
 Austria

Sprint[edit]

Men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 500 metres
details
Maxim Opalev
 Russia
David Cal
 Spain
Iurii Cheban
 Ukraine
C-1 1000 metres
details
Attila Vajda
 Hungary
David Cal
 Spain
Thomas Hall
 Canada
C-2 500 metres
details
Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun
 China
Sergey Ulegin
and Alexander Kostoglod
 Russia
Christian Gille
and Thomasz Wylenzek
 Germany
C-2 1000 metres
details
Andrei Bahdanovich
and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
 Belarus
Christian Gille
and Tomasz Wylenzek
 Germany
György Kozmann
and Tamás Kiss
 Hungary
K-1 500 metres
details
Ken Wallace
 Australia
Adam van Koeverden
 Canada
Tim Brabants
 Great Britain
K-1 1000 metres
details
Tim Brabants
 Great Britain
Eirik Verås Larsen
 Norway
Ken Wallace
 Australia
K-2 500 metres
details
Saúl Craviotto
and Carlos Pérez
 Spain
Ronald Rauhe
and Tim Wieskötter
 Germany
Raman Piatrushenka
and Vadzim Makhneu
 Belarus
K-2 1000 metres
details
Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein
 Germany
Kim Wraae Knudsen
and René Holten Poulsen
 Denmark
Andrea Facchin
and Antonio Scaduto
 Italy
K-4 1000 metres
details
 Belarus (BLR)
Raman Piatrushenka
Aliaksei Abalmasau
Artur Litvinchuk
Vadzim Makhneu
 Slovakia (SVK)
Richard Riszdorfer
Michal Riszdorfer
Erik Vlček
Juraj Tarr
 Germany (GER)
Lutz Altepost
Norman Bröckl
Torsten Eckbrett
Bjorn Hogel Goldschmidt
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Inna Osypenko
 Ukraine
Josefa Idem
 Italy
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
 Germany
K-2 500 metres
details
Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Janics
 Hungary
Beata Mikołajczyk
and Aneta Konieczna
 Poland
Marie Delattre
and Anne-Laure Viard
 France
K-4 500 metres
details
 Germany (GER)
Fanny Fischer
Nicole Reinhardt
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Conny Waßmuth
 Hungary (HUN)
Katalin Kovács
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Nataša Janić
 Australia (AUS)
Lisa Oldenhof
Hannah Davis
Chantal Meek
Lyndsie Fogarty

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 2 3 8
2  Slovakia (SVK) 3 1 0 4
3  Hungary (HUN) 2 1 1 4
4  Belarus (BLR) 2 0 1 3
5  Spain (ESP) 1 2 0 3
6  Australia (AUS) 1 1 3 5
7  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
 Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
9  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
10  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
11  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
18  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Togo (TOG) 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

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