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Canoeing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Segre Olympic Park, Seo de Urgel
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 1, 1992
Format: Two runs, best score of two to count.

Gold: TCH Lukáš Pollert
Silver: GBR Gareth Marriott
Bronze: FRA Jacky Avril

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. Jon Lugbill of the United States and [Martin Lang] of Germany had won the C-1 at 1989 and 1991 World Championships respectively and were second and fifth after the first run. Jacky Avril of France, the 1991 World bronze medalist, posted the highest score in this portion of the tournament, while Lukáš Pollert of Czechoslovakia was third. Pollert, however, had a fantastic run in the second part and jumped ahead of both Avril and Lugbill, neither of whom improved upon their earlier marks, to capture gold. Gareth Marriott of Great Britain was able to do the same and, although his score was not close to Pollert’s, it remained enough to win the silver medal, while Avril clung to bronze. Lung improved his score slightly, but still sank to sixth in the final rankings. Marriott’s silver was Great Britain’s first Olympic canoeing medal in either the sprints or the slalom. Lugbill’s fourth-place finish was somewhat of a disappointment, as he was considered one of the premiere forces in the advancement of slalom canoe as a sport through his innovations in design and technique. Between 1979 and 1991, he won 13 World Championship medals, 12 of them gold, in the C-1 and C-1 team.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Lukáš Pollert 22 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold 113.69
2 Gareth Marriott 22 Great Britain GBR Silver 116.48
3 Jacky Avril 28 France FRA Bronze 117.18
4 Jon Lugbill 31 United States USA 118.62
5 Renato De Monti 32 Italy ITA 119.02
6 Martin Lang 24 Germany GER 119.19
7 Emmanuel Brugvin 21 France FRA 119.19
8 Juraj Ontko 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 120.23
9 Danko Herceg 17 Croatia CRO 120.41
10 Boštjan Žitnik 21 Slovenia SLO 121.09
11 Davey Hearn 33 United States USA 121.57
12 Mike Corcoran 27 Ireland IRL 121.57
13 Grzegorz Sarata 21 Poland POL 122.12
14 Jože Vidmar 29 Slovenia SLO 122.26
15 Zbigniew Miązek 26 Poland POL 122.37
16 Borut Javornik 25 Slovenia SLO 123.94
17 Sören Kaufmann 21 Germany GER 124.80
18 Thierry Humeau 30 France FRA 124.91
19 Larry Norman 26 Canada CAN 128.96
20 Peter Eckhardt 31 Australia AUS 129.98
21 Adam Clawson 19 United States USA 129.23
22 Roy Sharplin 25 Canada CAN 135.71
23 Stjepan Perestegi 18 Croatia CRO 136.98
24 Marc Vicente 18 Spain ESP 139.38
25 Mark Delaney 28 Great Britain GBR 139.61
26 Leonardo Selbach 21 Brazil BRA 140.60
27 Krzysztof Bieryt 18 Poland POL 142.61
28 Pere Guerrero 19 Spain ESP 144.74
29 Jakub Prüher 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 149.53
30 Dan Norman 27 Canada CAN 157.80
31 Lazar Miloević 17 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA 170.22