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Canoeing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Basin, Notre Dame Island, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 29, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: GDR East Germany
Bronze: HUN Hungary

Summary

The Soviet Union was the defending two-time Olympic champion in the K-2 1000 and sent Vladimir Romanovsky and Serhiy Nahorniy to the 1976 Summer Olympics, while reigning World Champion East Germany brought Bernd Olbricht and Joachim Mattern. Hungary, meanwhile, had been runner-up at the last two Olympics, victors at two of the last three World Championships, and a bronze medalist at the most recent edition. This nation was represented by Zoltán Bakó and [István Szabó], the 1974 World Champions, in Montreal and set an Olympic record while defeating the Soviet Union in the opening round. The other heats were taken by East Germany and Jean-Pierre Burny and Paul Hoekstra of Belgium, the latter of whom had competed for the Netherlands through 1970, and had won a silver medal in the Olympic K-2 1000 in 1964, but began representing Belgium in 1971. Belgium bested Hungary’s Olympic record in the semi-finals, defeating the Soviet Union in the process, but Bulgaria’s [Lazar Khristov] and Borislav Borisov were only 0.02 seconds behind in winning their own heat against Hungary. East Germany captured its own heat, and then faced the Soviet Union in the final, battling the nation to the finish line, but failing to catch up and missing out on gold by 0.32 seconds. This meant that the results from the K-2 500 were flipped in this event, as the Soviet Union emerged as the victor and East Germany settled for silver. Hungary, meanwhile, earned bronze well ahead of the rest of the field, as Belgium and Bulgaria both struggled and finished seventh and ninth respectively.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 France FRA
5 Spain ESP
6 Belgium BEL
7 Romania ROU
8 Canada CAN
9 Bulgaria BUL
4 h1r3/4 Poland POL
4 h2r3/4 Sweden SWE
4 h3r3/4 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 h1r3/4 Austria AUT
5 h2r3/4 Australia AUS
5 h3r3/4 Norway NOR
6 h1r3/4 Italy ITA
6 h2r3/4 West Germany FRG
6 h3r3/4 United States USA
4 h1r2/4 Ireland IRL
4 h2r2/4 Netherlands NED
4 h3r2/4 Great Britain GBR
5 h1r2/4 New Zealand NZL
5 h2r2/4 Mexico MEX
5 h3r2/4 Hong Kong HKG