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Canoeing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Doubles, Slalom

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Segre Olympic Park, Seo de Urgel
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
Format: Two runs, best score of two to count.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: TCH Czechoslovakia
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

The Olympic program had experimented with canoe slalom events in 1972, but they did not become a permanent fixture until the 1992 Summer Games. France’s Franck Adisson and Wilfrid Forgues were the reigning World Champions, while Thomas Loose and Frank Hemmer of Germany had won the tournament in 1989. These duos, however, were 10th and 11th respectively after the first run, which was won by Scott Strausbaugh and Joe Jacobi of the United States. In the second round, both Miroslav Šimek and Jiří Rohan of Czechoslovakia, the 1991 World runners-up, and Adisson and Forgues posted higher scores, but the Americans did not wither to the challenge and managed an even higher score, securing them the gold medal, leaving silver and bronze to Czechoslovakia and France respectively. Loose and Hemmer also bettered their previous mark in this portion of the tournament, but they still sank to 13th in the final rankings.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 United States USA Gold 122.41
2 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 124.25
3 France FRA Bronze 124.38
4 United States USA 128.05
5 Switzerland SUI 128.55
6 Czechoslovakia TCH 130.42
7 Czechoslovakia TCH 131.86
8 France FRA 132.29
9 Germany GER 132.83
10 Poland POL 133.75
11 France FRA 133.83
12 Great Britain GBR 135.82
13 Germany GER 136.03
14 Germany GER 146.05
15 United States USA 150.59
16 Australia AUS 156.67
17 Great Britain GBR 174.50