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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - The Results (Canoeing - Men)

Canoeing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 6, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Events: 12

Participants: 195 (156 men and 37 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: ESP Enrique Míguez (18 years, 146 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Wolfgang Hartl (43 years, 187 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): CAN Canada and SWE Sweden (6 medals)

Overview

The 1984 canoeing (and rowing) competition was held on Lake Casitas in the Las Padres National Forest, in Ventura County, California. Lake Casitas is an artificial lake that was created in 1959 with the construction of the Casitas Dam on Coyote Creek. The program for 1984 was the same for men as it has been from 1976-2008, with nine events, five in kayaks and four in Canadian canoes. Women first competed in Olympic canoeing in 1948 with a kayak singles event, adding a kayak doubles in 1960. In 1984, women finally were given a third event with the addition of kayak fours.

The 1984 canoeing events were severely affected by the Soviet-led boycott as canoeing is primarily a European sport, especially popular in Eastern Europe. In their absence, New Zealand's [Ian Ferguson] starred by winning three kayak gold medals, and Sweden's [Agneta Andersson] won two gold medals among the women.

  At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, twelve events in sprint canoe racing were contested on Lake Casitas. The women's K-4 500 m event was introduced to the Olympic program at these Games.
  

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 500 metres Larry Cain
 Canada
Henning Lynge Jakobsen
 Denmark
Costicǎ Olaru
 Romania
C-1 1000 metres Ulrich Eicke
 West Germany
Larry Cain
 Canada
Henning Lynge Jakobsen
 Denmark
C-2 500 metres Matija Ljubek
and Mirko Nišović
 Yugoslavia
Ivan Patzaichin
and Toma Simionov
 Romania
Enrique Míguez
and Narcisco Suárez
 Spain
C-2 1000 metres Ivan Patzaichin
and Toma Simionov
 Romania
Matija Ljubek
and Mirko Nišović
 Yugoslavia
Didier Hoyer
and Eric Renaud
 France
K-1 500 metres Ian Ferguson
 New Zealand
Lars-Erik Moberg
 Sweden
Bernard Brégeon
 France
K-1 1000 metres Alan Thompson
 New Zealand
Milan Janić
 Yugoslavia
Greg Barton
 United States
K-2 500 metres Ian Ferguson
and Paul MacDonald
 New Zealand
Per-Inge Bengtsson
and Lars-Erik Moberg
 Sweden
Hugh Fisher
and Alwyn Morris
 Canada
K-2 1000 metres Hugh Fisher
and Alwyn Morris
 Canada
Bernard Brégeon
and Patrick Lefoulon
 France
Barry Kelly
and Grant Kenny
 Australia
K-4 1000 metres  New Zealand (NZL)
Grant Bramwell
Ian Ferguson
Paul MacDonald
Alan Thompson
 Sweden (SWE)
Per-Inge Bengtsson
Tommy Karls
Lars-Erik Moberg
Thomas Ohlsson
 France (FRA)
François Barouh
Philippe Boccara
Pascal Boucherit
Didier Vavasseur

Medal table (both men & women)

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Zealand (NZL) 4 0 0 4
2  Sweden (SWE) 2 4 0 6
3  Canada (CAN) 2 2 2 6
4  Romania (ROU) 2 1 1 4
5  Yugoslavia (YUG) 1 2 0 3
6  West Germany (FRG) 1 1 1 3
7  France (FRA) 0 1 3 4
8  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 1 2
9  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (12 nations) 12 12 12 36
 

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 6, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was undeniable in the men's K-1 500, for the defending Olympic and four-time World Champion [Vladimir Parfenovich] of the Soviet Union was absent, as were the East Germans, who had taken silver and bronze at the 1982 and 1983 Worlds respectively. This left three major contenders at the Games: New Zealand's [Ian Ferguson], the 1983 World runner-up, [Lars-Erik Moberg] of Sweden, the 1981 and 1982 World bronze medalist, and Romania's [Vasile Diba] who, among many international accolades, had been the 1976 Olympic champion and 1980 bronze medalist.

Diba earned the opening round's fastest time as he defeated Ferguson, while Moberg and Yugoslavia's [Milan Janic‡] took the other heats. Ferguson then posted the fastest time in the semi-finals, besting Janic‡ in the process, while Moberg came in second to France's [Bernard Bregeon] in other heat and Diba captured the third. As the crews approached the finish line in the medal round, Ferguson, Moberg, Bregeon, and Diba were clustered together and finished in that order with less than a second between them. Bregeon would win another Olympic medal, silver, in the K-2 1000, while Ferguson and Moberg's rivalry would continue into the K-2 500 and the K-4 1000, where the Swede would be runner-up twice more to the New Zealander.

 The men's K-1 500 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final was held on August 10.

Gold  Ian Ferguson (NZL) 1:47.84
Silver  Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:48.18
Bronze  Bernard Brégeon (FRA) 1:48.41
4.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 1:48.77
5.  David Upson (GBR) 1:49.32
6.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:49.60
7.  Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:49.71
8.  Reiner Scholl (FRG) 1:49.89
9.  Milan Janić (YUG) 1:49.90

Semifinals

The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on August 8) advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Ian Ferguson (NZL) 1:48.00 QF
2.  Milan Janić (YUG) 1:49.08 QF
3.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:49.10 QF
4.  Terry White (USA) 1:50.00  
5.  Scott Oldershaw (CAN) 1:52.53  
6.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 1:52.72  
Semifinal 2
1.  Bernard Brégeon (FRA) 1:48.80 QF
2.  Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:49.00 QF
3.  David Upson (GBR) 1:49.26 QF
4.  Avriam Mizrahi (ISR) 1:49.98  
5.  Felix Buser (SUI) 1:51.99  
6.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 1:56.06  
Semifinal 3
1.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 1:49.45 QF
2.  Reiner Scholl (FRG) 1:50.70 QF
3.  Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:51.22 QF
4.  Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 1:52.02  
5.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 1:56.06  

Repechages

Taking place on August 6, the top four finishers from each repechage advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Terry White (USA) 1:50.89 QS
2.  Felix Buser (SUI) 1:52.08 QS
3.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 1:53.71 QS
4.  Scott Oldershaw (CAN) 1:55.82 QS
5.  N'Gama N'Gama (CIV) 1:57.03  
Repechage 2
1.  Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 1:54.10 QS
2.  David Upson (GBR) 1:54.72 QS
3.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 1:57.02 QS
4.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 1:57.92 QS
5.  Ng Hin Wan (HKG) 2:12.075  

Heats

The 19 competitors first raced in three heats on August 6. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals with the rest competing in the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Milan Janić (YUG) 1:52.69 QS
2.  Avriam Mizrahi (ISR) 1:53.66 QS
3.  Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:53.92 QS
4.  Felix Buser (SUI) 1:55.39 QR
5.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 2:01.10 QR
6.  Terry White (USA) 2:04.12 QR
7.  Ng Hin Wan (HKG) 2:14.60 QR
Heat 2
1.  Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:51.25 QS
2.  Reiner Scholl (FRG) 1:51.55 QS
3.  Daniele Scarpa (ITA) 1:52.52 QS
4.  David Upson (GBR) 1:52.55 QR
5.  N'Gama N'Gama (CIV) 2:01.16 QR
Heat 3
1.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 1:48.38 QS
2.  Ian Ferguson (NZL) 1:49.32 QS
3.  Bernard Brégeon (FRA) 1:50.23 QS
4.  Scott Oldershaw (CAN) 1:55.20 QR
5.  Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 1:55.58 QR
6.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 1:57.30 QR
7.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 1:58.18 QR

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Ian Ferguson 32 New Zealand NZL Gold  
2 Lars-Erik Moberg 26 Sweden SWE Silver  
3 Bernard Bregeon 22 France FRA Bronze  
4 Vasile Diba 30 Romania ROU    
5 David Upson 22 Great Britain GBR    
6 Daniele Scarpa 20 Italy ITA    
7 Guillermo del Riego 25 Spain ESP    
8 Reiner Scholl 23 West Germany FRG    
9 Milan Janic‡ 27 Yugoslavia YUG    
4 h1 r3/4 Terry White 28 United States USA    
4 h2 r3/4 Aviram Mizrahi 22 Israel ISR    
4 h3 r3/4 Einar Rasmussen 28 Norway NOR    
5 h1 r3/4 Scott Oldershaw 30 Canada CAN    
5 h2 r3/4 Felix Buser 26 Switzerland SUI    
5 h3 r3/4 Atilio Vasquez 24 Argentina ARG    
6 h1 r3/4 Toon De Brauwer 20 Belgium BEL    
6 h2 r3/4 Ian Pringle 31 Ireland IRL    
5 h1 r2/4 N'Gama 36 Cote d'Ivoire CIV    
5 h2 r2/4 Ng Hin Wan 26 Hong Kong HKG    
 

 

 

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was undeniable in the men's K-1 1000, for the defending Olympic and four-time World Champion [Rudiger Helm] of East Germany was absent, as was the most recent runner-up, [Artaras Vieta] of the Soviet Union. This left three major contenders at the Games: [Alan Thompson] of New Zealand, the 1982 World runner-up and 1983 bronze medalist, Norway's [Einar Rasmussen], the 1978 World runner-up and 1981 and 1982 bronze medalist, and [Vasile Diba], a four-time Olympic and seven-time World medalist across various disciplines, who was representing 1981 World runner-up Romania.

Of these three men, only Thompson won his heat, with Diba and Rasmussen coming in third in heats won by France's [Philippe Boccara] and Yugoslavia's [Milan Janic‡], the 1978 World runner-up, respectively. Boccara and Thompson captured their heats in the semi-finals, with the latter helping to eliminate Rasmussen in the process, while Janic‡ and Diba were second and third behind Great Britain's [Stephen Jackson]. In the medal, Thompson won the gold medal without too much difficulty, while Janic‡ had to stave off a challenge from American [Greg Barton] to win silver with only half of a second to spare. Barton came in for a surprise third-place finish, while Boccara, Diba, and Jackson were sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively. Thompson would go on to become a double Olympic champion at the Games by helping his nation win the K-4 1000 later in the day.

 The men's K-1 1000 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.

Final

The final took place on August 11.

Gold  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:45.73
Silver  Milan Janić (YUG) 3:46.88
Bronze  Greg Barton (USA) 3:47.38
4.  Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 3:48.69
5.  Peter Genders (AUS) 3:49.11
6.  Philippe Boccara (FRA) 3:49.38
7.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 3:51.61
8.  Stephen Jackson (GBR) 3:52.25
9.  Pedro Alegre (ESP) 3:53.20

Semifinals

Raced on August 9, the top three finishers from each of the three semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Philippe Boccara (FRA) 3:52.12 QF
2.  Greg Barton (USA) 3:54.18 QF
3.  Peter Genders (AUS) 3:56.09 QF
4.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 3:57.84  
5.  Alan Thomson (CAN) 3:58.41  
6.  Veli-Pekka Harjola (FIN) 4:02.70  
Semifinal 2
1.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:58.90 QF
2.  Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 4:01.01 QF
3.  Pedro Alegre (ESP) 4:02.40 QF
4.  Paolo Carraro (ITA) 4:03.84  
5.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 4:07.15  
6.  Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 4:09.77  
Semifinal 3
1.  Stephen Jackson (GBR) 3:56.57 QF
2.  Milan Janić (YUG) 3:58.43 QF
3.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 3:59.40 QF
4.  Christoph Wolf (FRG) 4:00.33  
5.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 4:02.81  

Repechages

Taking place on August 7, two repechages were held. The top four finishers in each repechage advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Alan Thomson (CAN) 3:56.64 QS
2.  Paolo Carraro (ITA) 3:57.25 QS
3.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 4:07.34 QS
4.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 4:18.60 QS
5.  Tsoi Ngai Won (HKG) 4:35.45  
Repechage 2
1.  Christoph Wolf (FRG) 4:03.47 QS
2.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 4:04.42 QS
3.  Veli-Pekka Harjola (FIN) 4:19.40 QS
4.  Pedro Alegre (ESP) 4:19.48 QS
5.  Adogon Adogon (CIV) 4:20.11  
 

Heats

The 19 competitors first raced in three heats on August 7. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals. All remaining competitors competed in the repechages later that day.

Heat 1
1.  Philippe Boccara (FRA) 3:53.51 QS
2.  Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 3:56.86 QS
3.  Vasile Dîba (ROU) 3:57.95 QS
4.  Antoon De Brauwer (BEL) 3:59.21 QR
5.  Pedro Alegre (ESP) 3:59.95 QR
6.  Alan Thomson (CAN) 4:03.38 QR
7.  Veli-Pekka Harjola (FIN) 4:03.40 QR
8.  Tsoi Ngai Won (HKG) 4:44.09 QR
Heat 2
1.  Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:53.41 QS
2.  Stephen Jackson (GBR) 3:55.12 QS
3.  Peter Genders (AUS) 3:58.35 QS
4.  Christoph Wolf (FRG) 4:00.21 QR
5.  Ian Pringle (IRL) 4:09.21 QR
6.  Adogon Adogon (CIV) 4:22.30 QR
Heat 3
1.  Milan Janić (YUG) 3:51.72 QS
2.  Greg Barton (USA) 3:52.08 QS
3.  Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 3:57.78 QS
4.  Paolo Carraro (ITA) 4:00.21 QR
5.  Atilio Vásquez (ARG) 4:03.86 QR
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Alan Thompson 25 New Zealand NZL Gold  
2 Milan Janic‡ 27 Yugoslavia YUG Silver  
3 Greg Barton 24 United States USA Bronze  
4 Karl Sundqvist 21 Sweden SWE    
5 Peter Genders 25 Australia AUS    
6 Philippe Boccara 25 France FRA    
7 Vasile Diba 30 Romania ROU    
8 Stephen Jackson 27 Great Britain GBR    
9 Pedro Alegre 22 Spain ESP    
4 h1 r3/4 Toon De Brauwer 20 Belgium BEL    
4 h2 r3/4 Paolo Carraro 20 Italy ITA    
4 h3 r3/4 Christoph Wolf 23 West Germany FRG    
5 h1 r3/4 Alan Thomson 23 Canada CAN    
5 h2 r3/4 Atilio Vasquez 24 Argentina ARG    
5 h3 r3/4 Ian Pringle 31 Ireland IRL    
6 h1 r3/4 Veli-Pekka Harjola 21 Finland FIN    
6 h2 r3/4 Einar Rasmussen 28 Norway NOR    
5 h1 r2/4 Tsoi Ngai Wan 24 Hong Kong HKG    
5 h2 r2/4 Adogon   Cote d'Ivoire CIV
 

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 6, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was noticeable in the men's K-2 500, as nations that had won two of the last edition's medals and six of the last nine World Championship medals (including all of the gold ones) were absent. This left three pairs who had medalled recently at major international tournaments: Canadians [Hugh Fisher] and [Alwyn Morris] (bronze at the 1983 World Championships), twin brothers [Matthias] and [Oliver Seack] of West Germany (bronze at the 1982 World Championships), and Spain's [Herminio Menendez] and [Guillermo del Riego] (silver at the 1980 Summer Olympics). Additionally, New Zealand's [Paul MacDonald] had been runner-up at the 1982 Worlds with [Alan Thompson], but was partnered with [Ian Ferguson] in Los Angeles.

New Zealand won its opening heat against the Swedish duo of [Per-Inge Bengtsson] and [Lars-Erik Moberg], the latter of whom had already been runner-up to Ferguson in the K-1 500 by the time of this event's final. West Germany, meanwhile, was third in Canada's heat, behind the Italian pair of [Daniele Scarpa] and [Francesco Uberti], while Spain came in fourth in a heat won by [Andrew Sheriff] and [Jeremy West] of Great Britain and advanced only through the repechage, only to be eliminated in the semi-finals. New Zealand, Canada, and Great Britain were the victors in that round, while Ferguson and MacDonald continued their streak by capturing gold in the final with over a second to spare. The remaining podium spots came down to a battle between Sweden, Canada, Italy, and Romania's [Nicolae Fedosei] and [Angelin Velea] who finished in that order with only 0.34 seconds between them. Ferguson and Moberg would continue their feud the next day in the K-4 1000, where the New Zealanders were once again victorious and forced the Swedes to settle for silver, while the Canadians would continue their streak by winning Canada's second Olympic title since 1936, with the first having come the day before from [Larry Cain] in the C-1 500.

 The men's K-2 500 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final was held on August 10.

Gold  Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (NZL) 1:34.21
Silver  Per-Inge Bengtsson and Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:35.26
Bronze  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 1:35.41
4.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 1:35.50
5.  Nicolae Fedosel and Angelin Velea (ROU) 1:35.60
6.  Francis Hervieu and Daniel Legras (FRA) 1:36.40
7.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 1:36.51
8.  Andrew Sheriff and Jeremy West (GBR) 1:36.73
9.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 1:37.05

Semifinals

The top three finishers in each of the semifinals (raced on August 8) advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (NZL) 1:36.10 QF
2.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 1:37.20 QF
3.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 1:37.79 QF
4.  David Halpern and Terry Kent (USA) 1:38.59  
5.  Gert Jan Lebbink and Ron Stevens (NED) 1:42.08  
Semifinal 2
1.  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 1:35.45 QF
2.  Nicolae Fedosel and Angelin Velea (ROU) 1:36.60 QF
3.  Francis Hervieu and Daniel Legras (FRA) 1:36.79 QF
4.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:37.38  
5.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 1:40.59  
Semifinal 3
1.  Andrew Sheriff and Jeremy West (GBR) 1:36.56 QF
2.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 1:37.00 QF
3.  Per-Inge Bengtsson and Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:37.82 QF
4.  Ilpo Nieminen and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 1:38.48  
5.  Rein Gilje and Eddie Kalleklev (NOR) 1:38.64  
 

Repechages

The 15 crews first raced in two repechages on August 6. The top three finishers from each of the repechages advanced directly to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 1:40.12 QS
2.  Ilpo Nieminen and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 1:40.73 QS
3.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 1:41.97 QS
4.  Peter Genders and Martin Ralph (AUS) 1:42.45  
5.  Kazumori Koike and Hisao Yanagisawa (JPN) 1:47.42  
6.  Melagne Lath and Kouame N'Douba (CIV) 1:47.48  
Repechage 2
1.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:39.60 QS
2.  Rein Gilje and Eddie Kalleklev (NOR) 1:40.80 QS
3.  David Halpern and Terry Kent (USA) 1:40.87 QS
4.  Peter Ammann and Helmut Lehmann (SUI) 1:41.35  
5.  Gao Ludong and Shen Yongjin (CHN) 1:45.74  
6.  Tang Kwok Cheung and Tsoi Ngai Won (HKG) 1:52.81  
 

Heats

21 crews were entered into the event on August 6. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining teams were relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald (NZL) 1:36.82 QS
2.  Per-Inge Bengtsson and Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 1:37.12 QS
3.  Nicolae Fedosel and Angelin Velea (ROU) 1:37.94 QS
4.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 1:38.00 QR
5.  Rein Gilje and Eddie Kalleklev (NOR) 1:40.30 QR
6.  Peter Genders and Martin Ralph (AUS) 1:41.24 QR
7.  Tang Kwok Cheung and Tsoi Ngai Won (HKG) 1:59.75 QR
Heat 2
1.  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 1:36.30 QS
2.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 1:36.72 QS
3.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 1:38.57 QS
4.  David Halpern and Terry Kent (USA) 1:39.94 QR
5.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 1:39.97 QR
6.  Gao Ludong and Shen Yongjin (CHN) 1:46.29 QR
7.  Melagne Lath and Kouame N'Douba (CIV) 1:49.82 QR
Heat 3
1.  Andrew Sheriff and Jeremy West (GBR) 1:37.54 QS
2.  Francis Hervieu and Daniel Legras (FRA) 1:37.97 QS
3.  Gert Jan Lebbink and Ron Stevens (NED) 1:38.29 QS
4.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 1:38.88 QR
5.  Kazumori Koike and Hisao Yanagisawa (JPN) 1:44.95 QR
6.  Ilpo Nieminen and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 1:46.70 QR
7.  Peter Ammann and Helmut Lehmann (SUI) 1:51.72 QR
 

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was noticeable in the men's K-2 1000, as nations that had won two of the last edition's medals and six of the last nine World Championship medals (including all of the gold ones) were absent. Spain was the only returning Olympic medalist, as well as the 1982 World bronze medalist, and brought two veterans, [Herminio Menendez] and [Guillermo del Riego], while Canadians [Hugh Fisher] and [Alwyn Morris], who came in third in the K-2 500 in Los Angeles, were the only recent World runners-up, having taken silver in 1982. Austria, meanwhile, was represented by [Werner Bachmayer] and [Wolfgang Hartl], the most recent World bronze medalists.

The opening heats were won by Canada (in a heat where Austria was third), twin brothers [Matthias] and [Oliver Seack] of West Germany, who helped relegate Spain to the repechage, and the Swedish duo of [Bengt Andersson] and [Karl Sundqvist]. Spain made a comeback in the semi-finals by defeating West Germany and helping to eliminate Austria, while Sweden came second to the Italian pair of [Daniele Scarpa] and [Francesco Uberti] and Canada took the third heat. Canada took charge of the final and won its second Olympic canoeing title since 1936 (its first having come the day before from [Larry Cain] in the C-1 500) by a comfortable margin. The next two podium finishers were more of a surprise, as runner-up France's crew of [Bernard Bregeon] and [Patrick Lefoulon] had only advanced to the semi-finals through the repechage, while Australians [Barry Kelly] and [Grant Kenny] had not been considered medal contenders. Bregeon's silver was not his only medal of the Games, as he had taken bronze in the K-1 500 the day before.

 The men's K-2 1000 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final was held on August 11.

Gold  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 3:24.22
Silver  Bernard Brégeon and Patrick Lefoulon (FRA) 3:25.97
Bronze  Barry Kelly and Grant Kenny (AUS) 3:26.80
4.  Terry Kent and Terry White (USA) 3:27.01
5.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 3:27.28
6.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 3:27.46
7.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 3:27.53
8.  Bengt Andersson and Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 3:29.39
9.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 3:32.92

Semifinals

The top three finishers in each of the three semifinals (raced on August 9) advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 3:29.09 QF
2.  Barry Kelly and Grant Kenny (AUS) 3:30.24 QF
3.  Bernard Brégeon and Patrick Lefoulon (FRA) 3:32.25 QF
4.  Christopher Canham and Jan Raciborski (GBR) 3:35.77  
5.  Robert Jenkinson and Edwin Richards (NZL) 3:38.80  
Semifinal 2
1.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 3:29.98 QF
2.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 3:30.18 QF
3.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 3:31.00 QF
4.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 3:31.60  
5.  Gert Jan Lebbink and Ron Stevens (NED) 3:36.36  
Semifinal 3
1.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 3:28.25 QF
2.  Bengt Andersson and Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 3:29.80 QF
3.  Terry Kent and Terry White (USA) 3:29.81 QF
4.  Alexandru Dulǎu and Ion Geantă (ROU) 3:29.99  
5.  Harald Amundsen and Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 3:34.77  
 

Repechages

Taking place on August 7, the top three competitors in each of the two repechages advanced to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Bernard Brégeon and Patrick Lefoulon (FRA) 3:40.88 QS
2.  Alexandru Dulǎu and Ion Geantă (ROU) 3:41.03 QS
3.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 3:52.20 QS
4.  Chu Zhengyong and Peng Bo (CHN) 3:53.22  
Repechage 2
1.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 3:41.20 QS
2.  Harald Amundsen and Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 3:43.61 QS
3.  Robert Jenkinson and Edwin Richards (NZL) 3:45.97 QS
4.  Kazumori Koike and Hisao Yanagisawa (JPN) 4:00.02  
 

Heats

17 crews entered in three heats on August 7. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals. The remaining eight teams were relegated to the repechage heats.

Heat 1
1.  Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris (CAN) 3:29.21 QS
2.  Terry Kent and Terry White (USA) 3:30.87 QS
3.  Werner Bachmeyer and Wolfgang Hartl (AUT) 3:31.58 QS
4.  Bernard Brégeon and Patrick Lefoulon (FRA) 3:31.60 QR
5.  Harald Amundsen and Einar Rasmussen (NOR) 3:44.60 QR
6.  Chu Zhengyong and Peng Bo (CHN) 3:52.98 QR
Heat 2
1.  Matthias Seack and Oliver Seack (FRG) 3:28.30 QS
2.  Barry Kelly and Grant Kenny (AUS) 3:28.73 QS
3.  Daniele Scarpa and Francesco Uberti (ITA) 3:28.82 QS
4.  Herminio Menéndez and Guillermo del Riego (ESP) 3:30.93 QR
5.  Alexandru Dulǎu and Ion Geantă (ROU) 3:35.25 QR
6.  Kazumori Koike and Hisao Yanagisawa (JPN) 3:49.63 QR
Heat 3
1.  Bengt Andersson and Kalle Sundqvist (SWE) 3:31.72 QS
2.  Gert Jan Lebbink and Ron Stevens (NED) 3:34.04 QS
3.  Christopher Canham and Jan Raciborski (GBR) 3:35.93 QS
4.  Robert Jenkinson and Edwin Richards (NZL) 3:37.69 QR
5.  Patrick De Bucke and Patrick Hanssens (BEL) 3:37.92 QR
 

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

 

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was noticeable in the men's K-4 1000, as nations that had won two of the last edition's medals and five of the last nine World Championship medals were absent. Romania, as the defending Olympic runner-up and reigning World Champion, was probably the strongest among those who remained, although Sweden had been World Champion in 1982 and West Germany had been a bronze medalist in 1981 and 1982. Three of New Zealand's crew, meanwhile, already had at least one gold medal from these Games by the time of the final: [Alan Thompson] in the K-1 1000, [Paul MacDonald] in the K-2 500, and [Ian Ferguson] in the K-1 and K-2 500. Sweden's [Per-Inge Bengtsson], meanwhile, had been runner-up to MacDonald and Ferguson in the K-2 500, while his compatriot [Lars-Erik Moberg] had been second to Ferguson in the K-1 and K-2 500s.

New Zealand posted the fastest time in the opening round, besting both Romania and West Germany, while Sweden came in third in another heat behind France and Australia. New Zealand, France, and Romania were the winners of the semi-finals, beating Sweden, West Germany, and Australia respectively. The final came down to a close battle between New Zealand and Sweden, but Moberg was forced for a third time to accept silver behind Ferguson as the New Zealanders won it by a margin of 0.53 seconds in Olympic record time. The race for third a four-way struggle between France, Romania, Great Britain, and Spain, who finished in that order with only 0.77 seconds between them.

The men's K-4 1000 metres event was a fours kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.

 

Final

The final was held on August 11.

Gold  Grant Bramwell, Ian Ferguson, Paul MacDonald, and Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:02.28
Silver  Per-Inge Bengtsson, Tommy Karls, Lars-Erik Moberg, and Thomas Ohlsson (SWE) 3:02.81
Bronze  François Barouh, Philippe Boccara, Pascal Boucherit, and Didier Vavasseur (FRA) 3:03.94
4.  Ionel Constantin, Nicolae Fedosel, Ionel Letcae, and Angelin Velea (ROU) 3:04.39
5.  Grayson Bourne, Andrew Sheriff, Kevin Smith, and Jeremy West (GBR) 3:04.59
6.  Iván González, Luis Gregorio Ramos, Juan José Román, and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:04.71
7.  John Doak, Robert Doak, Raymond Martin, and Scott Wooden (AUS) 3:06.02
8.  Bernd Hessel, Oliver Kegel, Detlef Schmidt, and Reiner Scholl (FRG) 3:06.47
9.  Don Brien, Mark Holmes, Don Irvine, and Colin Shaw (CAN) 3:06.66
 

Semifinals

The top three finishers in each of the semifinals (raced on August 9) advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Grant Bramwell, Ian Ferguson, Paul MacDonald, and Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:05.67 QF
2.  Per-Inge Bengtsson, Tommy Karls, Lars-Erik Moberg, and Thomas Ohlsson (SWE) 3:06.78 QF
3.  Grayson Bourne, Andrew Sheriff, Kevin Smith, and Jeremy West (GBR) 3:07.52 QF
4.  Finn Borchgrevink, Frank Johannesen, Geir Kvillum, and Arne Slettsjø (NOR) 3:07.97  
Semifinal 2
1.  François Barouh, Philippe Boccara, Pascal Boucherit, and Didier Vavasseur (FRA) 3:06.57 QF
2.  Iván González, Luis Gregorio Ramos, Juan José Román, and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:09.03 QF
3.  Bernd Hessel, Oliver Kegel, Detlef Schmidt, and Reiner Scholl (FRG) 3:09.65 QF
4.  Peter Ammann, Felix Buser, Marcel Eichenbeger, and Helmut Lehmann (SUI) 3:10.36  
Semifinal 3
1.  Ionel Constantin, Nicolae Fedosel, Ionel Letcae, and Angelin Velea (ROU) 3:08.44 QF
2.  Don Brien, Mark Holmes, Don Irvine, and Colin Shaw (CAN) 3:09.10 QF
3.  John Doak, Robert Doak, Raymond Martin, and Scott Wooden (AUS) 3:09.98 QF
4.  Veli-Pekka Harjola, Mikko Kolehmainen, Ilpo Nieminen, and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 3:12.82  
 

Repechages

Nine teams competed in two repechages on August 7. The top three finishers from each of the repechages advanced directly to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Don Brien, Mark Holmes, Don Irvine, and Colin Shaw (CAN) 3:16.52 QS
2.  Peter Ammann, Felix Buser, Marcel Eichenbeger, and Helmut Lehmann (SUI) 3:17.70 QS
3.  Finn Borchgrevink, Frank Johannesen, Geir Kvillum, and Arne Slettsjø (NOR) 3:18.04 QS
4.  Norman Bellingham, David Gilman, Dan Schnurrenberger, and Chris Spelius (USA) 3:19.72  
5.  Cheung Chak Chuen, Ng Hin Wan, Ng Tsuen Man, and Tang Kwok Cheung (HKG) 3:46.92  
Repechage 2
1.  Grayson Bourne, Andrew Sheriff, Kevin Smith, and Jeremy West (GBR) 3:18.67 QS
2.  Iván González, Luis Gregorio Ramos, Juan José Román, and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:21.87 QS
3.  Veli-Pekka Harjola, Mikko Kolehmainen, Ilpo Nieminen, and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 3:08.33 QS
4.  Gennaro Cirillo, Vincenzo Damista, Marco Ganna, and Francesco Mandragona (ITA) Did not finish  

Italy recorded a time of 48.45 at the 250 m mark which was in fourth, but did not finish.

Heats

15 crews entered in two heats on August 7. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the semifinals while the remaining nine teams were relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Grant Bramwell, Ian Ferguson, Paul MacDonald, and Alan Thompson (NZL) 3:05.99 QS
2.  Ionel Constantin, Nicolae Fedosel, Ionel Letcae, and Angelin Velea (ROU) 3:06.97 QS
3.  Bernd Hessel, Oliver Kegel, Detlef Schmidt, and Reiner Scholl (FRG) 3:07.30 QS
4.  Don Brien, Mark Holmes, Don Irvine, and Colin Shaw (CAN) 3:08.07 QR
5.  Gennaro Cirillo, Vincenzo Damista, Marco Ganna, and Francesco Mandragona (ITA) 3:08.90 QR
6.  Finn Borchgrevink, Frank Johannesen, Geir Kvillum, and Arne Slettsjø (NOR) 3:10.93 QR
7.  Grayson Bourne, Andrew Sheriff, Kevin Smith, and Jeremy West (GBR) 3:21.05 QR
8.  Cheung Chak Chuen, Ng Hin Wan, Ng Tsuen Man, and Tang Kwok Cheung (HKG) 3:21.05 QR
Heat 2
1.  François Barouh, Philippe Boccara, Pascal Boucherit, and Didier Vavasseur (FRA) 3:06.57 QS
2.  John Doak, Robert Doak, Raymond Martin, and Scott Wooden (AUS) 3:08.32 QS
3.  Per-Inge Bengtsson, Tommy Karls, Lars-Erik Moberg, and Thomas Ohlsson (SWE) 3:08.33 QS
4.  Iván González, Luis Gregorio Ramos, Juan José Román, and Juan Manuel Sánchez (ESP) 3:11.41 QR
5.  Peter Ammann, Felix Buser, Marcel Eichenbeger, and Helmut Lehmann (SUI) 3:12.89 QR
6.  Veli-Pekka Harjola, Mikko Kolehmainen, Ilpo Nieminen, and Mika Savilahti (FIN) 3:13.17 QR
7.  Norman Bellingham, David Gilman, Dan Schnurrenberger, and Chris Spelius (USA) 3:15.77 QR

Schnurrenberger's name is misspelled in the official report. Schmidt's first name was listed as Dieter in the official report.

 

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 6, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was especially noticeable in the men's C-1 500, as the top five nations from the last edition were absent, as were those who had won eight of the last nine medals at the World Championships, the lone exception being Romania's [Costică Olaru], the reigning World Champion. This put him in an excellent position to win gold, but otherwise the field was wide open. Olaru posted the fastest time in the opening round, while Denmark's [Henning Lynge Jakobsen] took the other heat. These two men also took the semi-final heats, with Canada's [Larry Cain] nabbing the third. Cain was surprisingly dominant in the final, and won gold nearly a second and a half ahead of Jakobsen, who in turn was almost the same distance ahead of Olaru. The Romanian, meanwhile, had much more difficulty in fending off a challenge from France's [Philippe Renaud], and hung on to third place by a margin of only 0.09 seconds. Cain's gold medal was Canada's first in canoeing since [Frank Amyot] won the C-1 1000 in 1936, and would be followed up by [Hugh Fisher] and [Alwyn Morris] the next day in theK-2 1000. Cain and Jakobsen went on to earn medals in the C-1 1000 the following day, although they were demoted to silver and bronze respectively.

 The men's C-1 500 metres event was an open-style, individual canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final took place on August 10.

Gold  Larry Cain (CAN) 1:57.91
Silver  Henning Lynge Jakobsen (DEN) 1:58.45
Bronze  Costicǎ Olaru (ROU) 1:59.86
4.  Philippe Renaud (FRA) 1:59.95
5.  Timo Grönlund (FIN) 2:01.00
6.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 2:01.79
7.  Hartmut Faust (FRG) 2:01.85
8.  Robert Rozanski (NOR) 2:02.12
9.  Francisco López (ESP) 2:03.95

Semifinals

Three semifinals were held on August 8 with the top three finishers of each semifinal advancing to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Henning Lynge Jakobsen (DEN) 2:01.42 QF
2.  Hartmut Faust (FRG) 2:02.60 QF
3.  Philippe Renaud (FRA) 2:03.30 QF
4.  Stephen Train (GBR) 2:06.01  
Semifinal 2
1.  Costicǎ Olaru (ROU) 2:02.62 QF
2.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 2:03.55 QF
3.  Francisco López (ESP) 2:04.38 QF
4.  John Plankenhorn (USA) 2:04.54  
Semifinal 3
1.  Larry Cain (CAN) 2:02.60 QF
2.  Timo Grönlund (FIN) 2:03.36 QF
3.  Robert Rozanski (NOR) 2:06.87 QF
4.  Göran Backlund (SWE) 2:14.08  

Repechages

Repechages were held on August 6 with the top three finishers in each repechage advancing to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Robert Rozanski (NOR) 2:08.30 QS
2.  Francisco López (ESP) 2:09.72 QS
3.  Philippe Renaud (FRA) 2:10.44 QS
4.  Yun Hui-Chun (KOR) 2:51.38  
Repechage 2
1.  Stephen Train (GBR) 2:12.69 QS
2.  John Plankenhorn (USA) 2:13.18 QS
3.  Göran Backlund (SWE) 2:21.81 QS
 

Heats

13 competitors were entered. Held on August 6, the top three finishers in each heat moved on to the semifinals with the others were relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Henning Lynge Jakobsen (DEN) 2:05.09 QS
2.  Timo Grönlund (FIN) 2:06.11 QS
3.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 2:06.61 QS
4.  Philippe Renaud (FRA) 2:07.90 QR
5.  Stephen Train (GBR) 2:08.80 QR
6.  Robert Rozanski (NOR) 2:13.21 QR
Heat 2
1.  Costicǎ Olaru (ROU) 2:03.49 QS
2.  Larry Cain (CAN) 2:04.30 QS
3.  Hartmut Faust (FRG) 2:05.95 QS
4.  John Plankenhorn (USA) 2:07.20 QR
5.  Francisco López (ESP) 2:08.01 QR
6.  Göran Backlund (SWE) 2:15.72 QR
7.  Yun Hui-Chun (KOR) 2:40.92 QR

Yun Hui-Chun is spelled as Yun Hi-Chun in the official report.

 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Larry Cain 21 Canada CAN Gold  
2 Henning Lynge Jakobsen 22 Denmark DEN Silver  
3 Costică Olaru 23 Romania ROU Bronze  
4 Philippe Renaud 21 France FRA    
5 Timo Gronlund 30 Finland FIN    
6 Kiyoto Inoue 26 Japan JPN    
7 Hartmut Faust 19 West Germany FRG    
8 Robert Rozanski 23 Norway NOR    
9 Francisco Lopez 19 Spain ESP    
4 h1 r3/4 Steve Train 22 Great Britain GBR    
4 h2 r3/4 Rob Plankenhorn 29 United States USA    
4 h3 r3/4 Goran Backlund 27 Sweden SWE    
4 h1 r2/4 Yun Hui-Chun 20 South Korea KOR    
 

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was especially noticeable in the men's C-1 1000, as the top four nations from the last edition were absent, as were those who had won eight of the last nine medals at the World Championships, the lone exception being Romania's [Costică Olaru], the reigning World runner-up. By the time of the final, Canadian [Larry Cain] and Dane [Henning Lynge Jakobsen] were strong contenders in this event, following their gold and silver performances respectively from the previous day's C-1 500. Jakobsen won his heat over Olaru in the opening round, but Cain was nearly ten seconds behind West Germany's [Ulli Eicke]. The final was somewhat closer, but Eicke still took it by over two seconds, while Cain grabbed silver nearly a second ahead of Jakobsen, who was third. No other competitor, including fifth-placed Olaru, was within six seconds of the podium finishers.

 The men's C-1 1000 metres event was an open-style, individual canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final took place on August 11.

Gold  Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:06.32
Silver  Larry Cain (CAN) 4:08.67
Bronze  Henning Lynge Jakobsen (DEN) 4:09.51
4.  Timo Grönlund (FIN) 4:15.58
5.  Costicǎ Olaru (ROU) 4:16.39
6.  Stephen Train (GBR) 4:16.64
7.  Bruce Merritt (USA) 4:18.17
8.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 4:18.72
9.  Francisco López (ESP) 4:23.92

Semifinal

Taking place on August 9, the top three finishers in the semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal
1.  Stephen Train (GBR) 4:23.15 QF
2.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 4:23.73 QF
3.  Francisco López (ESP) 4:29.50 QF
4.  Göran Backlund (SWE) 4:31.04  

Heats

Eleven competitors were entered with one disqualification. Held on August 7, the top three finishers in each heat moved on to the final with the others relegated to the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Ulrich Eicke (FRG) 4:10.10 QF
2.  Larry Cain (CAN) 4:20.10 QF
3.  Timo Grönlund (FIN) 4:20.39 QF
4.  Stephen Train (GBR) 4:21.71 QS
5.  Francisco López (ESP) 4:34.94 QS
-  Philippe Renaud (FRA) DISQ  
Heat 2
1.  Henning Lynge Jakobsen (DEN) 4:14.59 QF
2.  Costicǎ Olaru (ROU) 4:15.36 QF
3.  Bruce Merritt (USA) 4:22.59 QF
4.  Kiyoto Inoue (JPN) 4:28.05 QS
5.  Göran Backlund (SWE) 4:28.31 QS

Renaud's reason for disqualification was not disclosed in the official report.

 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Ulli Eicke 32 West Germany FRG Gold  
2 Larry Cain 21 Canada CAN Silver  
3 Henning Lynge Jakobsen 22 Denmark DEN Bronze  
4 Timo Gronlund 30 Finland FIN    
5 Costică Olaru 23 Romania ROU    
6 Steve Train 22 Great Britain GBR    
7 Bruce Merritt   United States USA    
8 Kiyoto Inoue 26 Japan JPN    
9 Francisco Lopez 19 Spain ESP    
4 h1 r2/3 Goran Backlund 27 Sweden SWE    
AC h1 r1/3 Philippe Renaud 21 France FRA  
 

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 6, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was noticeable in the men's C-2 500, as nations that had won two of the last edition's medals and six of the last nine World Championship medals were absent. The favorites were the 1981 and 1983 World Champions [Matija Ljubek] and [Mirko Nisovic‡] of Yugoslavia and they made short work of the competition in Los Angeles, winning their opening heat by a margin of almost a second and the final by just over two. The Romanian duo of [Toma Simionov] and [Ivan Patzaichin], who had numerous Olympic and World Champion medals between them, took silver, but the tables would be turned the following day when Ljubek and Nisovic‡ were runners-up to the Romanians in the C-2 1000. The battle for bronze was much more exciting, with France's [Didier Hoyer] and [Éric Renaud] going neck and neck with Spain's [Enrique Míguez] and [Narciso Suarez] across the finish line, with the latter capturing bronze by the slimmest margin possible: 0.01 seconds. Again, however, the situation would be more or less reversed in the C-2 1000, when France earned bronze and Spain was sixth.

 The men's C-2 500 metres event was an open-style, pairs canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final was held on August 10.

Gold  Matija Ljubek and Mirko Nišović (YUG) 1:43.67
Silver  Ivan Patzaichin and Toma Simionov (ROU) 1:45.58
Bronze  Enrique Míguez and Narciso Suárez (ESP) 1:47.71
4.  Didier Hoyer and Eric Renaud (FRA) 1:47.72
5.  Steve Botting and Eric Smith (CAN) 1:48.81
6.  Wolfram Faust and Ralf Wienand (FRG) 1:48.97
7.  Eric Jamieson and Andrew Train (GBR) 1:49.59
8.  Shusei Fukuzato and Hiroyuki Izumi (JPN) 1:50.22
9.  Bret Young and Bruce Merritt (USA) 1:50.55

The Yugoslavs won the gold thanks to a closing spurt that pushed them past the Romanians after 400 m.

 

Semifinal

A semifinal was held on August 8. The top three finishers from the semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal
1.  Wolfram Faust and Ralf Wienand (FRG) 1:50.20 QF
2.  Shusei Fukuzato and Hiroyuki Izumi (JPN) 1:51.37 QF
3.  Bret Young and Bruce Merritt (USA) 1:51.49 QF
4.  Arturo Ferrer and Víctor Velasco (MEX) 1:53.19  
5.  Jang Yeong-Cheol and Yun Hui-Chun (KOR) 2:20.23  
 

Results

Heats

Eleven teams entered in two heats on August 6. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final and the remaining five teams were relegated to the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Matija Ljubek and Mirko Nišović (YUG) 1:49.08 QF
2.  Didier Hoyer and Eric Renaud (FRA) 1:50.04 QF
3.  Enrique Míguez and Narciso Suárez (ESP) 1:50.74 QF
4.  Wolfram Faust and Ralf Wienand (FRG) 1:51.08 QS
5.  Bret Young and Bruce Merritt (USA) 1:53.50 QS
Heat 2
1.  Ivan Patzaichin and Toma Simionov (ROU) 1:47.18 QF
2.  Steve Botting and Eric Smith (CAN) 1:51.37 QF
3.  Eric Jamieson and Andrew Train (GBR) 1:52.22 QF
4.  Shusei Fukuzato and Hiroyuki Izumi (JPN) 1:52.41 QS
5.  Arturo Ferrer and Víctor Velasco (MEX) 1:57.80 QS
6.  Jang Yeong-Cheol and Yun Hui-Chun (KOR) 2:25.20 QS

Young's first name is listed as J. Bret in the official report while Yun's first name is listed as Hi-Chun.

 

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

 

Summary

Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was noticeable in the men's C-2 1000, as nations that had won two of the last edition's medals and five of the last nine World Championship medals were absent. In this case, however, the reigning Olympic champions and winners of the event in two of the last three World Championships, Romania's [Ivan Patzaichin] and [Toma Simionov], were present in Los Angeles to defend their crown. In the opening round they won their heat by over 12 seconds, while the Yugoslavian duo of [Matija Ljubek] and [Mirko Nisovic‡], the 1982 World runners-up and 1983 bronze medalists, took the other. The Yugoslavians put forth an impressive effort in the final, but the Romanians were in control the entire time and won gold with nearly a second to spare, leaving Ljubek and Nisovic‡ with silver. This was a reversal of the result from the C-2 500, in which Patzaichin and Simionov were runners-up to the Yugoslavians. France's [Didier Hoyer] and [Éric Renaud] arrived for bronze nearly six and a half second later, while more than four and a half seconds passed before anyone else crossed the finish line.

 The men's C-2 1000 metres event was an open-style, pairs canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program.
 

Final

The final was held on August 11.

Gold  Ivan Patzaichin and Toma Simionov (ROU) 3:40.60
Silver  Matija Ljubek and Mirko Nišović (YUG) 3:41.56
Bronze  Didier Hoyer and Eric Renaud (FRA) 3:48.01
4.  Wolfram Faust and Ralf Wienand (FRG) 3:52.69
5.  John Plankenhorn and Rodney McLain (USA) 3:52.72
6.  Enrique Míguez and Narcisco Suárez (ESP) 3:56.92
7.  Steve Botting and Eric Smith (CAN) 3:56.99
8.  Arturo Ferrer and Víctor Velasco (MEX) 3:56.99
9.  Andrew Train and Stephen Train (GBR) 3:58.62
 

Semifinal

A semifinal was held on August 9. The top three finishers from the semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal
1.  Enrique Míguez and Narcisco Suárez (ESP) 3:53.83 QF
2.  Steve Botting and Eric Smith (CAN) 3:54.49 QF
3.  Arturo Ferrer and Víctor Velasco (MEX) 3:58.70 QF
4.  Shusei Fukuzato and Hiroyuki Izumi (JPN) 4:10.77  
 

Heats

Ten teams entered in two heats on August 7. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final and the remaining four teams were relegated to the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Ivan Patzaichin and Toma Simionov (ROU) 3:47.60 QF
2.  Andrew Train and Stephen Train (GBR) 3:59.70 QF
3.  Wolfram Faust and Ralf Wienand (FRG) 4:01.73 QF
4.  Arturo Ferrer and Víctor Velasco (MEX) 4:03.75 QS
5.  Shusei Fukuzato and Hiroyuki Izumi (JPN) 4:05.26 QS
Heat 2
1.  Matija Ljubek and Mirko Nišović (YUG) 3:50.78 QF
2.  Didier Hoyer and Eric Renaud (FRA) 3:52.71 QF
3.  John Plankenhorn and Rodney McLain (USA) 3:55.38 QF
4.  Steve Botting and Eric Smith (CAN) 3:56.60 QS
5.  Enrique Míguez and Narcisco Suárez (ESP) 3:56.70 QS

 

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