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Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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

Gold: AUT Gregor Hradetzky
Silver: GER Helmut Cämmerer
Bronze: NED Jaap Kraaier
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At the first two European championships, Helmut Cämmerer and Ewald Tilker had earned Germany the title in this event. Sweden's Nils Wallin had placed second on both occasions, but like Tilker he was not competing in the kilometre in Berlin. Cämmerer was, as was Austria's Gregor Hradetzky, who had won two European titles in the folding kayak, and had claimed the Olympic title in that discipline a day earlier.

The preliminaries made clear Cämmerer and Hradetzky were in a league of their own, about ten seconds clear from the rest of the field. In the final, Cämmerer had the best start, being trailed by Hradetzky and Jaap Kraaier. Hradetzky levelled with Cämmerer with about 200 m left, and then pulled away in a final sprint to take his second gold of the Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gregor Hradetzky 27 Austria AUT Gold OB
2 Helmut Cämmerer 25 Germany GER Silver
3 Jaap Kraaier 22 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Ernie Riedel 35 United States USA
5 Joel Ramqvist 27 Sweden SWE
6 Henri Eberhardt 22 France FRA
7 Birger Johansson 25 Finland FIN
8 Ivar Iversen 21 Norway NOR
5 h1r1/2 Elio Sasso Sant 25 Italy ITA
5 h2r1/2 Henri Honsia 23 Belgium BEL
6 h1r1/2 Hans Potthof 25 Switzerland SUI
6 h2r1/2 Poul Larsen 19 Denmark DEN
7 h1r1/2 Emil Šmatlák 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h2r1/2 Frank Amyot 31 Canada CAN
8 h1r1/2 Péter Szittya 21 Hungary HUN