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Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Ocoee Whitewater Center, Polk County, Tennessee
Date Started: July 27, 1996
Date Finished: July 27, 1996
Format: Two runs, best score of two to count.

Gold: SVK Michal Martikán
Silver: CZE Lukáš Pollert
Bronze: FRA Patrice Estanguet

Summary

Lukáš Pollert, now representing the Czech Republic, was the defending Olympic champion in the C-1 slalom and travelled to the 1996 Summer Olympics to defend his crown. To do so, he would have to fend off challenges from Great Britain’s Gareth Marriott, the most recent Olympic runner-up, Slovenia’s Simon Hočevar, the reigning European champion, and [Martin Lang] of Germany and Davey Hearn of the United States, the 1993 and 1995 World Champions respectively. Pollert was leading after the first round, with France’s Patrice Estanguet in second, Marriot in third, Lang in fifth, Hearn in tenth, and Hočevar in 26th after a disastrous, penalty-laden run. Of these men, only Hearn and Hočevar were able to improve their performances in the second run, but neither by enough to come within striking distance of the podium. Slovakia’s Michal Martikán, meanwhile, who had been in sixth after the first round, had an excellent second run and captured the gold medal with 0.14 more points than Pollert, who was forced to settle for silver. Estanguet was bumped down to bronze, while Marriott was knocked off the podium entirely.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Michal Martikán 17 Slovakia SVK Gold 151.03
2 Lukáš Pollert 26 Czech Republic CZE Silver 151.17
3 Patrice Estanguet 23 France FRA Bronze 152.84
4 Gareth Marriott 26 Great Britain GBR 155.83
5 Hervé Delamarre 28 France FRA 155.98
6 Emmanuel Brugvin 25 France FRA 156.71
7 Martin Lang 28 Germany GER 159.91
8 Ryszard Mordarski 20 Poland POL 161.00
9 Davey Hearn 37 United States USA 162.51
10 Mike Corcoran 31 Ireland IRL 162.90
11 Mariusz Wieczorek 20 Poland POL 164.21
12 Vitus Husek 23 Germany GER 164.29
13 Renato De Monti 36 Italy ITA 165.03
14 Mark Delaney 32 Great Britain GBR 165.67
15 Juraj Minčík 19 Slovakia SVK 166.45
16 Justin Boocock 21 Australia AUS 166.96
17 Sören Kaufmann 25 Germany GER 168.43
18 Larry Norman 30 Canada CAN 170.12
19 Adam Clawson 23 United States USA 172.53
20 Pavel Janda 19 Czech Republic CZE 177.71
21 Toni Herreros 23 Spain ESP 179.38
22 Masanari Mochida 23 Japan JPN 180.45
23 Leonardo Selbach 25 Brazil BRA 184.54
24 Gregor Terdić 19 Slovenia SLO 187.79
25 Stephen O'Flaherty 26 Ireland IRL 188.65
26 Francesco Stefani 25 Italy ITA 189.60
27 Danila Kuznetsov 19 Russia RUS 226.06
28 Simon Hočevar 22 Slovenia SLO 231.00
29 Danko Herceg 21 Croatia CRO 275.94
30 Nenad Trpovski 17 Macedonia MKD 316.19