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Canoeing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Doubles, Slalom

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Ocoee Whitewater Center, Polk County, Tennessee
Date Started: July 28, 1996
Date Finished: July 28, 1996
Format: Two runs, best score of two to count.

Gold: FRA France-1
Silver: CZE Czech Republic-1
Bronze: GER Germany-1


Both the 1992 Olympic runners-up, [Miroslav Šimek] and [Jiří Rohan] of the Czech Republic, and bronze medalists, [Franck Adisson] and [Wilfrid Forgues], returned to the Olympics in 1996 in the hopes of improving upon their previous performance. Šimek and Rohan were also the 1993 World Champions, while Adisson and Forgues had been third in 1993 and runners-up in 1995. Swiss brothers [Peter] and [Ueli Matti] were the reigning European champions, while Poland’s [Krzysztof Kołomański] and [Michał Staniszewski] were the most recent World Champions.

Kołomański and Staniszewski performed the best of these pairs in the first run, finishing in fourth place, while the Matti brothers were eighth, Adisson and Forgues were tenth, and Šimek and Rohan were 14th. The top three spots went to [André Ehrenberg] and [Michael Senft] of Germany, twin brothers [Petr] and [Pavel Štercl] of the Czech Republic, and [Emmanuel Del Rey] and [Thierry Saïdi] of France. Of all of these teams, only the Štercl brothers failed to post a better mark in the second round, with the most dramatic increase being that of Šimek and Rohan, who went from 14th to a silver medal; only Adisson and Forgues bettered their score. Ehrenberg and Senft, meanwhile, improved enough to stave off Del Rey and Saïdi’s challenge and remain on the podium with bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TT
1 France-1 FRA Gold 158.82
2 Czech Republic-1 CZE Silver 160.16
3 Germany-1 GER Bronze 163.72
4 Germany-2 GER 163.72
5 France-2 FRA 165.47
6 Czech Republic-2 CZE 168.45
7 Poland-1 POL 169.95
8 Canada CAN 172.67
9 Switzerland SUI 173.67
10 Slovakia-1 SVK 175.38
11 United States USA 180.90
12 Great Britain GBR 180.96
13 Slovakia-2 SVK 194.40
14 Australia AUS 199.06
15 Poland-2 POL 213.07