Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
2008 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

The men's C-2 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics will take place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing. The C-2 event is raced in two-man sprint canoes. This would be the last time the event would take place at the Summer Olympics. On 13 August 2009, it was announced by the International Canoe Federation that the men's 500 m events would be replaced by 200 m events at the 2012 Summer Olympics with one of them being K-1 200 m for the women. The other events for men at 200 m will be C-1, C-2, and K-1.[1]

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top finisher in each of the three heats advances directly to the final, while the next six finishers (places 2 through 7) in each heat move on to the semifinals. The top three finishers in each of the two semifinals join the heats winners in the final.

Heats took place on August 19, semifinal on August 21, and final on August 23.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 17:30-17:50 Heats
Thursday, August 21, 2008 16:50-17:00 Semifinal
Saturday, August 23, 2008 17:05-17:20 Final

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
 Sergey Ulegin
and Alexander Kostoglod (RUS)
 Christian Gille
and Thomasz Wylenzek (GER)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, 4..7->Semifinal + 8th best time, Rest Out

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Meng Guanliang, Yang Wenjun  China 1:41.218 QF
2 Sergey Ulegin, Aleksandr Kostoglod  Russia 1:41.241 QF
3 Daniel Jędraszko, Roman Rynkiewicz  Poland 1:42.309 QF
4 Raimundas Labuckas, Tomas Gadeikis  Lithuania 1:42.803 QS
5 Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev  Bulgaria 1:43.428 QS
6 Matyas Safran, Mihaly Zoltan Safran  Hungary 1:43.642 QS
7 Serguey Torres, Karel Aguilar  Cuba 1:44.155 QS
8 Everardo Cristóbal, Dimas Camilo  Mexico 1:54.090 QS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Christian Gille, Thomas Wylenzek  Germany 1:41.513 QF
2 Andrei Bahdanovich, Aliaksandr Bahdanovich  Belarus 1:41.767 QF
3 Sergiy Bezuglyy, Maksym Prokopenko  Ukraine 1:42.054 QF
4 Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici  Romania 1:42.306 QS
5 Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny  Canada 1:43.189 QS
6 Bertrand Hemonic, William Tchamba  France 1:43.453 QS
7 Kaisar Nurmaganbetov, Aleksey Dyadchuk  Kazakhstan 1:45.730 QS

Semifinal[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1..3->Final, Rest Out

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici  Romania 1:42.545 QF
2 Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev  Bulgaria 1:42.891 QF
3 Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny  Canada 1:42.921 QF
4 Raimundas Labuckas, Tomas Gadeikis  Lithuania 1:43.299
5 Serguey Torres, Karel Aguilar  Cuba 1:43.673
6 Bertrand Hemonic, William Tchamba  France 1:43.874
7 Kaisar Nurmaganbetov, Aleksey Dyadchuk  Kazakhstan 1:44.992
8 Matyas Safran, Mihaly Zoltan Safran  Hungary 1:45.032
9 Everardo Cristóbal, Dimas Camilo  Mexico 1:48.853

Final[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Meng Guanliang, Yang Wenjun  China 1:41.025
Silver medal icon.svg Sergey Ulegin, Aleksandr Kostoglod  Russia 1:41.282
Bronze medal icon.svg Christian Gille, Thomas Wylenzek  Germany 1:41.964
4 Andrei Bahdanovich, Aliaksandr Bahdanovich  Belarus 1:41.996
5 Andrew Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny  Canada 1:42.450
6 Iosif Chirila, Andrei Cuculici  Romania 1:43.195
7 Deyan Georgiev, Adnan Aliev  Bulgaria 1:43.971
8 Sergiy Bezuglyy, Maksym Prokopenko  Ukraine 1:44.157
9 Daniel Jędraszko, Roman Rynkiewicz  Poland 1:44.389

The Chinese duo repeated their gold from 2004 and had to be fished out of the water after when Meng Guanliang dived into the water right when crossing the finish line, causing the canoe to capsize.

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