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.
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 [Myriam Jerusalmi] and Germany’s [Elisabeth Micheler] had won the women’s K-1 at the 1989 and 1991 World Championships respectively, and were second and fourteenth after the first run. America’s [Dana Chladek], runner-up at both tournaments, posted a significantly higher score than Micheler, while Micheler’s compatriot [Kordula Striepecke], the 1991 World bronze medalist, was third. Micheler struck back in the second round, however, and had a great run that put her in the gold medal position. Chladek had no response to this, finishing 22nd, and settled for bronze after Australia’s [Danielle Woodward], who had been 15th after the first run, managed to leap into second-place. Striepecke and Jerusalmi improved their times somewhat in the second portion, but not sufficiently to avoid slipping down to 6th and 21st respectively in the final rankings.
|3||Dana Chladek||28||United States||USA||Bronze||131.75|
|9||Cathy Hearn||34||United States||USA||139.51|
|10||Lynn Simpson||21||Great Britain||GBR||140.38|
|13||Karen Like||25||Great Britain||GBR||142.26|
|16||Rachel Fox-Crosbee||23||Great Britain||GBR||147.64|
|18||Maria Cristina Giai Pron||17||Italy||ITA||149.03|
|25||Maylon Hanold||28||United States||USA||193.80|
|26||Gilda Montenegro||25||Costa Rica||CRC||640.27|