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Canoeing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

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Events:

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: SWE Sweden
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: NOR Norway

Summary

Sweden’s [Henrik Nilsson] and [Markus Oscarsson], the 2000 Olympic runners-up, had won the K-2 1000 at the last two editions of the World Championships, as well as the 2002 European Championships, and were the favorites in the event at the 2004 Games. Norway’s [Eirik Verås Larsen] and [Nils Olav Fjeldheim] were also a strong duo, having won the 2001 and 2004 European and 2001 World Championships and taken silver and bronze at the 2002 Worlds and Europeans respectively. Italy’s [Antonio Rossi] and [Beniamino Bonomi] were the defending Olympic champions, but had not medalled at a major international event since. Sweden and Norway won their opening heats, with the latter posting a slightly faster time, and qualified directly for the final, while Italy was sixth in Sweden’s heat and qualified for the final only by placing second in the semi-finals, behind Belgium’s [Wouter D'Haene] and [Bob Maesen], the 2003 World runners-up. Sweden took command in the final and won gold with by over a second ahead of its nearest competitor. Italy, meanwhile, had to fend off Norway in order to take silver, which it did by a margin of only 0.044 seconds. Norway had slightly more breathing room, 0.428 seconds, over Australia’s [David Rhodes] and [Danny Collins], the latter of whom was a bronze and silver medalist in the K-2 500 at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics respectively. Larsen thus added bronze to the gold medal he had won in the K-1 1000 earlier in the day.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Norway NOR Bronze
4 Australia AUS
5 Belgium BEL
6 Germany GER
7 Great Britain GBR
8 New Zealand NZL
9 Hungary HUN
4 h1 r2/3 Spain ESP
5 h1 r2/3 Russia RUS
6 h1 r2/3 Denmark DEN
7 h1 r2/3 United States USA
8 h1 r2/3 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
AC h1 r2/3 China CHN
8 h2 r1/3 Uzbekistan UZB