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Canoeing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Taival Bay, Helsinki
Date Started: July 28, 1952
Date Finished: July 28, 1952

Gold: TCH Josef Holeček
Silver: HUN János Parti
Bronze: FIN Olavi Ojanperä

Summary

Josef Holeček was the reigning Olympic and World C-1 1000 Champion, as well as the most recent World runner-up in the C-1 10000, and was the heavy favorite to win gold again at the 1952 Summer Olympics. In Helsinki he was effectively unchallenged, winning his opening heat by nearly four seconds and the final by over seven. János Parti of Hungary took silver, while Olavi Ojanperä of Finland captured bronze. American Frank Havens, who had won the C-1 10000 the previous day and had the potential to medal in this event, came in fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Josef Holeček 31 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold
2 János Parti 19 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Olavi Ojanperä 30 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Frank Havens 27 United States USA
5 Ingemar Andersson 24 Sweden SWE
6 Ralf Berckhan 20 Germany GER
7 Jean Molle 19 France FRA
8 Vladimir Kotyrev 20 Soviet Union URS
5 h1r1/2 George Bossy 25 Canada CAN
5 h2r1/2 Gerald Marchand 31 Great Britain GBR