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Canoeing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre, Schinias National Park
Date Started: August 23, 2004
Date Finished: August 27, 2004

Gold: ESP David Cal
Silver: GER Andreas Dittmer
Bronze: HUN Attila Vajda

Summary

Since winning the C-1 1000 at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Germany’s Andreas Dittmer had not lost the event at a major international tournament and was the overwhelming favorite for gold at the 2004 Games. He had no trouble with the opposition in the opening round but, in the final, was dealt a shocking defeat at the hands of Spain’s David Cal, the 2003 World runner-up, who became his nation’s first Olympic canoeing champion by 0.52 seconds, a considerable margin over such a strong favorite. Dittmer therefore had to settle for silver, although he would have his revenge by defeating Cal in the C-1 500 the following day. No one else was within two seconds of Cal and Dittmer and bronze went to Attila Vajda of Hungary.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 David Cal 21 Spain ESP Gold OB
2 Andreas Dittmer 32 Germany GER Silver
3 Attila Vajda 21 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Martin Doktor 30 Czech Republic CZE
5 Steve Giles 32 Canada CAN
6 Dagnis Vinogradovs 23 Latvia LAT
7 Marián Ostrčil 23 Slovakia SVK
8 Karel Aguilar 24 Cuba CUB
9 Konstantin Fomichev 26 Russia RUS
4 h1r2/3 Andreas Kilingaridis 28 Greece GRE
4 h2r2/3 Aleksandr Zhukovsky 24 Belarus BLR
5 h1r2/3 Mitică Pricop 26 Romania ROU
5 h2r2/3 Kaysar Nurmaganbetov 27 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h1r2/3 Jing Ying 23 China CHN
6 h2r2/3 Stanimir Atanasov 28 Bulgaria BUL
7 h1r2/3 Darwin Correa 26 Uruguay URU
7 h2r2/3 Emanuel Horvatiček 25 Croatia CRO
8 h1r2/3 Jonnathan Tafra 21 Chile CHI
AC h2r2/3 Yuriy Cheban 18 Ukraine UKR