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Canoeing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Lake Sidney Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia
Date Started: July 30, 1996
Date Finished: August 3, 1996

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: RUS Russia

Summary

Germany was the reigning Olympic champion in the K-4 1000, as well as victors at two of the last three World Championships, and was favored to defend its title at the 1996 Games. Hungary, the defending Olympic runners-up and the Germans’ traditional rivals, had been third in 1993 and runner-up in 1995 at the Worlds, while Russia had taken a surprise title in 1994. Germany and Russia met in the first opening heat, which the former won with ease, while Hungary posted the round’s fastest time in the other. Germany then went on to win the final in Olympic record time, leaving silver to the Hungarians and bronze to the Russians.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold OB
2 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Poland POL
5 Spain ESP
6 Sweden SWE
7 Canada CAN
8 Bulgaria BUL
9 Australia AUS
3 h2r2/3 Italy ITA
4 h1r2/3 Ukraine UKR
4 h2r2/3 Norway NOR
5 h1r2/3 Czech Republic CZE
5 h2r2/3 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h1r2/3 United States USA
6 h2r2/3 Uzbekistan UZB