Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's K-4 1000 metres

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The men's K-4 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing between August 18 and 22. The K-4 event is raced in four-person kayaks.

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top three finishers in each of the two heats advance directly to the final, while the remaining four finishers in each heat move on to the semifinal. The top three finishers in the semifinal join the top heat finishers in the final.

Heats took place on August 18, semifinal on August 20, and the final on August 22.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 17:30-17:50 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 16:40-16:50 Semifinal
Friday, August 22, 2008 17:20-17:35 Final

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 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
Björn Goldschmidt

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 Lutz Altepost, Norman Bröckl, Torsten Eckbrett, Björn Goldschmidt  Germany 2:57.148 QF
2 Márton Sík, István Beé, Ákos Vereckei, Gábor Bozsik  Hungary 2:57.242 QF
3 Raman Piatrushenka, Aliaksei Abalmasau, Artur Litvinchuk, Vadzim Makhneu  Belarus 2:58.825 QF
4 Li Zhen, Liu Haitao, Zhou Peng, Lin Miao  China 2:59.271 QS
5 David Smith, Tony Schumacher, Tate Smith, Clint Robinson  Australia 3:00.920 QS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Richard Riszdorfer, Michal Riszdorfer, Erik Vlček, Juraj Tarr  Slovakia 2:57.876 QF
2 Franco Benedini, Antonio Rossi, Alberto Ricchetti, Luca Piemonte  Italy 2:58.627 QF
3 Marek Twardowski, Tomasz Mendelski, Paweł Baumann, Adam Wysocki  Poland 2:59.290 QF
4 Ilya Medvedev, Evgeny Salakhov, Anton Vasilev, Konstantin Vishnyakov  Russia 2:59.518 QS
5 Brady Reardon, Angus Mortimer, Chris Pellini, Rhys Hill  Canada 3:06.811 QS

Semifinal[edit]

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Ilya Medvedev, Evgeny Salakhov, Anton Vasilev, Konstantin Vishnyakov  Russia 3:00.459 QF
2 Li Zhen, Liu Haitao, Zhou Peng, Lin Miao  China 3:01.787 QF
3 Brady Reardon, Angus Mortimer, Chris Pellini, Rhys Hill  Canada 3:02.572 QF
4 David Smith, Tony Schumacher, Tate Smith, Clint Robinson  Australia 3:02.743

Final[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Raman Piatrushenka, Aliaksei Abalmasau, Artur Litvinchuk, Vadzim Makhneu  Belarus 2:55.714
Silver medal icon.svg Richard Riszdorfer, Michal Riszdorfer, Erik Vlček, Juraj Tarr  Slovakia 2:56.593
Bronze medal icon.svg Lutz Altepost, Norman Bröckl, Torsten Eckbrett, Björn Goldschmidt  Germany 2:56.676
4 Franco Benedini, Antonio Rossi, Alberto Ricchetti, Luca Piemonte  Italy 2:57.626
5 Márton Sík, István Beé, Ákos Vereckei, Gábor Bozsik  Hungary 2:59.009
6 Marek Twardowski, Tomasz Mendelski, Paweł Baumann, Adam Wysocki  Poland 2:59.505
7 Li Zhen, Liu Haitao, Zhou Peng, Lin Miao  China 3:00.078
8 Ilya Medvedev, Evgeny Salakhov, Anton Vasilev, Konstantin Vishnyakov  Russia 3:00.654
9 Brady Reardon, Angus Mortimer, Chris Pellini, Rhys Hill  Canada 3:01.630

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