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Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 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: CAN Frank Amyot
Silver: TCH Bohuslav Karlík
Bronze: GER Erich Koschik

Summary

Like the other Canadian events, the C1 1,000 m had a very small number of competitors, as just six boats started in the final. Among them were the 1934 European Champion, Erich Koschik of Germany, and Bohuslav Karlík, who had medalled at the 1933 and 1934 Europeans. Also entered was Canada's Frank Amyot. A manifold national champion in canoeing races since the early 1920s, Amyot was the team leader of the Canadian canoeing team. Prior to the Olympics, his primary concern had been fundraising, as the Canadian Olympic Committee and canoeing federation did not provide any money for their trip. Amyot turned out to be the class of the field, keeping the rest of the field at several lengths. Behind him, the battle for the medals was fairly close, with Karlík eventually getting the better of Koschik.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Frank Amyot 31 Canada CAN Gold 5:32.1 OB
2 Bohuslav Karlík 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 5:36.9
3 Erich Koschik 23 Germany GER Bronze 5:39.0
4 Otto Neumüller 27 Austria AUT 5:47.0
5 Joseph Hasenfus 23 United States USA 6:02.6
6 Joé Treinen 25 Luxembourg LUX 7:39.5