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Canoeing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia Olympic Canal, Castelldefels
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: POL Poland

Summary

Germany’s Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche had been even more dominant in the K-2 1000 at the World Championships than they had been in the K-2 500 and were the overwhelming favorites to take the title at the 1992 Summer Olympics, even with the presence of defending Olympic champions Greg Barton and Norman Bellingham of the United States. The Germans dominated the opening round, winning their heat in Olympic record time over six seconds ahead of Florintin Tataru and Alexandru Popa, the victors in the other heat, and over eight seconds ahead of anyone in their own. They received a greater challenge in the semi-finals, however, and bested the Americans in their heat by only 0.29 seconds, while [Gunnar Olsson] and Karl Sundqvist of Sweden actually posted a faster time in their own heat. The Germans mustered their strength for the finals, however, and dispatched the Swedes easily to take gold, making them double Olympic champions due to their earlier victory in the K-2 500. Poland’s Grzegorz Kotowicz and Dariusz Białkowski, meanwhile, stole bronze from the Americans by a margin of 0.4 seconds.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold
2 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Poland POL Bronze
4 United States USA
5 Italy ITA
6 Hungary HUN
7 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 New Zealand NZL
9 Spain ESP
5 h1r3/4 France FRA
6 h1r3/4 Norway NOR
6 h2r3/4 Unified Team EUN
7 h1r3/4 Canada CAN
7 h2r3/4 Romania ROU
8 h1r3/4 Belgium BEL
8 h2r3/4 Portugal POR
9 h1r3/4 Cuba CUB
9 h2r3/4 Great Britain GBR
4 h1r2/4 Australia AUS
4 h3r2/4 South Africa RSA
5 h1r2/4 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
5 h2r2/4 Netherlands NED
5 h3r2/4 Ireland IRL
6 h2r2/4 Indonesia INA
6 h3r2/4 Hong Kong HKG
7 h2r2/4 Brazil BRA
AC h4r1/4 South Korea KOR