Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's K-2 1000 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 K-2 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-2 event is raced in two-person kayaks.

Competition consists of three rounds: the heats, the semifinals, and the final. All boats compete in the heats. The top 3 in each of the two heats advances directly to the final, while the next four finishers (places 4 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.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, August 18, 2008 16:50-17:10 Heats
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 16:20-16:30 Semifinal
Friday, August 22, 2008 16:35-16:50 Final

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Andreas Ihle
and Martin Hollstein (GER)
 Kim Wraae Knudsen
and René Holten Poulsen (DEN)
 Andrea Facchin
and Antonio Scaduto (ITA)

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 Martin Hollstein, Andreas Ihle  Germany 3:15.987 QF
2 Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen  Denmark 3:18.709 QF
3 Philippe Colin, Cyrille Carre  France 3:18.968 QF
4 Kevin De Bont, Bob Maesen  Belgium 3:21.604 QS
5 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng  China 3:26.443 QS
6 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez  Venezuela 3:31.569 QS
- Markus Oscarsson, Anders Gustafsson  Sweden - Disqualified

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera  Hungary 3:17.636 QF
2 Adam Seroczyński, Mariusz Kujawski  Poland 3:18.282 QF
3 Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto  Italy 3:18.897 QF
4 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson  New Zealand 3:19.167 QS
5 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe  Latvia 3:23.198 QS
6 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen  Finland 3:23.475 QS
7 Steven Jorens, Ryan Cuthbert  Canada 3:29.037 QS

Sweden's disqualification as of 2009 was not given.

Semifinal[edit]

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

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
1 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe  Latvia 3:23.408 QF
2 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson  New Zealand 3:23.511 QF
3 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng  China 3:24.031 QF
4 Kevin De Bont, Bob Maesen  Belgium 3:24.148
5 Steven Jorens, Ryan Cuthbert  Canada 3:26.635
6 Mika Hokajärvi, Kalle Mikkonen  Finland 3:27.018
7 José Giovanni Ramos, Gabriel Rodríguez  Venezuela 3:27.423

Final[edit]

Rank Athletes Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Martin Hollstein, Andreas Ihle  Germany 3:11.809
Silver medal icon.svg Kim Wraae Knudsen, René Holten Poulsen  Denmark 3:13.580
Bronze medal icon.svg Andrea Facchin, Antonio Massimiliano Scaduto  Italy 3:14.750
4 Zoltán Kammerer, Gábor Kucsera  Hungary 3:15.049
5 Mike Walker, Steven Ferguson  New Zealand 3:15.329
6 Philippe Colin, Cyrille Carre  France 3:16.532
7 Krists Straume, Kristaps Zaļupe  Latvia 3:19.387
8 Shen Jie, Huang Zhipeng  China 3:22.058
DSQ Adam Seroczyński, Mariusz Kujawski  Poland 3:14.828 DSQ[1]

Poland finished fourth originally, but was disqualified when Seroczyński tested positive for doping. After a year of deliberation and court cases, it was determined on 11 December 2009 that Poland was disqualified. Additionally, Seroczyński was banned from competition for two years. He is the first canoer to fail a doping test in the Summer Olympics.

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