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Canoeing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Albano Lake, Castel Gandolfo
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 29, 1960

Gold: HUN János Parti
Silver: URS Aleksandr Silayev
Bronze: ROU Leon Rotman

Summary

The field for the C-1 1000 at the 1960 Summer Olympics was fairly distinguished, as it included the defending Olympic champion in both the C-1 1000 and 10000, Leon Rotman of Romania, the 1952 and 1956 runner-up in the C-1 1000 and 10000 respectively, János Parti of Hungary, the 1952 C1-1000 bronze medalist, Olavi Ojanperä of Finland, and the 1948 Olympic runner-up and 1952 champion in the C-1 10000 Frank Havens of the United States. Parti was also the 1959 European runner-up and posted the fastest time in the opening round, albeit only 0.12 seconds faster than Ove Emanuelsson of Sweden. The Soviet Union’s Aleksandr Silayev won the other heat, while Havens performed poorly and was the only canoeist who failed to advance at the conclusion of the repêchage. Silayev had the fastest time in the semi-finals, and eliminated Ojanperä in the process, while Parti and Emanuelsson captured the other heats. In the final, the podium finishers were fairly spaced out as they crossed the finish line, with Parti winning gold, Silayev claiming silver, and Rotman taking bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 János Parti 27 Hungary HUN Gold OB
2 Aleksandr Silayev 32 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Leon Rotman 26 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Ove Emanuelsson 19 Sweden SWE
5 Tibor Polakovič 25 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 Detlef Lewe 21 Germany GER
7 Don Stringer 26 Canada CAN
8 Bogdan Ivanov 23 Bulgaria BUL
9 Erik Christensen 22 Denmark DEN
4 h1r3/4 Olavi Ojanperä 38 Finland FIN
4 h2r3/4 Adrian Powell 19 Australia AUS
4 h3r3/4 Danilo Tognon 22 Italy ITA
4 h2r2/4 Frank Havens 36 United States USA