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Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Format: Final only.

Gold: TCH Czechoslovakia
Silver: AUT Austria
Bronze: CAN Canada

Summary

Czechoslovakian boats had claimed the European titles in 1933 and 1934, with Jan Brzák-Felix a member of the winning boat in 1934, after finishing runner-up in 1933. With his new partner, Vladimír Syrovátka, he was definitely favored for a medal. The race, which had only five boats competing, was close until the final quarter of the race. The Czechs easily paddled away from the Austrians and Canadians to win the gold medal. Brzák-Felix would return after World War II to successfully defend his Olympic title in London.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold 4:50.1 OB
2 Austria AUT Silver 4:53.8
3 Canada CAN Bronze 4:56.7
4 Germany GER 5:00.2
5 United States USA 5:14.0