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Canoeing at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Doubles, Slalom

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Canoe Slalom Course, Augsburg
Date Started: August 30, 1972
Date Finished: August 30, 1972
Format: Two runs, best score of two to count.

Gold: GDR East Germany-1
Silver: FRG West Germany-1
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

Canoe slalom doubles appeared at the Olympics for the first time in 1972 (and for the last time until 1992) and, unlike in the sprint events, up to two teams from a single nation were allowed to compete. [Jürgen Kretschmer] and [Klaus Trummer] of East Germany were the reigning World Champions, while French brothers [Jean-Louis] and [Jean-Claude Olry] had won the tournament in 1969. These two nations were third and fourth respectively after the first round, which was won by [Walter Hofmann] and [Rolf-Dieter Amend] of East Germany, the reigning World runners-up in the C-2 and champions in the C-2 team with Kretschmer and Trummer. Their counterparts in the West held the number two position with [Hans-Otto Schumacher] and [Willi Baues]. Neither East German team improved upon their record in the second run, which was enough for Hofmann and Amend to earn gold, but France bettered its time sufficiently to leapfrog ahead of Schumacher and Baues. The West Germans, however, performed even better in run two and maintained their silver medal position, leaving France with bronze and Kretschmer and Trummer, who failed to post a score, off the podium.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 East Germany-1 GDR Gold 310.68
2 West Germany-1 FRG Silver 311.90
3 France FRA Bronze 315.10
4 East Germany-2 GDR 329.57
5 Poland-1 POL 366.21
6 Yugoslavia-1 YUG 368.01
7 West Germany-2 FRG 371.86
8 Austria AUT 375.14
9 West Germany-3 FRG 386.67
10 Czechoslovakia-1 TCH 388.88
11 Czechoslovakia-2 TCH 402.30
12 United States-1 USA 407.55
13 Poland-2 POL 416.10
14 United States-2 USA 440.08
15 Great Britain-1 GBR 447.08
16 Czechoslovakia-3 TCH 449.10
17 Poland-3 POL 455.70
18 East Germany-3 GDR 508.44
19 Yugoslavia-2 YUG 558.55
AC Great Britain-2 GBR DNF