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Canoeing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Kayak 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: NOR Eirik Verås Larsen
Silver: NZL Ben Fouhy
Bronze: CAN Adam Van Koeverden

Summary

Due to the somewhat inconsistent results in the K-1 1000 over the past four years in major international championships, the field for the event at the 2004 Summer Olympics was relatively open. France’s Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb, Norway’s Eirik Verås Larsen, New Zealand’s Ben Fouhy were the three most recent World Champions, but none of them had medalled at either of the tournaments that they did not win, although Larsen was the 2004 European champion and 2001 bronze medalist. Great Britain’s Tim Brabants was the 2002 European champion and 2004 runner-up, as well as the 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, while Javier Correa of Argentina had won the event at the last two editions of the Pan American Games and was runner-up at the 2001 and 2002 World Championships. Finally, Canada’s Adam Van Koeverden was the most recent World runner-up.

Larsen, Fouhy, and Brabants won their opening heats and qualified automatically for the final, with the latter doing so in Olympic record time while defeating Van Koeverden. Correa, meanwhile, was fourth in Fouhy’s heat while Amir-Tahmasseb was sixth in Larsen’s. Van Koeverden won one of the semi-final heats, eliminating Correa and Amir-Tahmasseb in the process, while Australia’s Nathan Baggaley, the 2003 World bronze medalist, took the other. Larsen took charge in the final and won gold over a second a half before Fouhy arrived for silver. The Norwegian would go on to win another medal, bronze in the K-2 1000, later that day. Van Koeverden, meanwhile, battled Baggaley down to the line and captured bronze by a mere 0.092 seconds. The Canadian would also go on to win another medal, but he would take gold in the K-1 500 the following day.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eirik Verås Larsen 28 Norway NOR Gold
2 Ben Fouhy 25 New Zealand NZL Silver
3 Adam Van Koeverden 22 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Nathan Baggaley 28 Australia AUS
5 Tim Brabants 27 Great Britain GBR
6 Roland Kökény 28 Hungary HUN
7 Emanuel Silva 18 Portugal POR
8 Björn Goldschmidt 24 Germany GER
9 Ro'l Yellin 22 Israel ISR
4 h1r2/3 Adam Seroczyński 30 Poland POL
4 h2r2/3 Javier Correa 28 Argentina ARG
5 h1r2/3 Alan van Coller 36 South Africa RSA
5 h2r2/3 Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb 28 France FRA
6 h1r2/3 Róbert Erban 32 Slovakia SVK
6 h2r2/3 Jernej Župančič Regent 24 Slovenia SLO
7 h1r2/3 Andrey Shkiotov 18 Russia RUS
7 h2r2/3 Sebastián Cuattrin 30 Brazil BRA
8 h1r2/3 Simon Fäh 22 Switzerland SUI
8 h2r2/3 Andrea Facchin 25 Italy ITA
9 h1r2/3 Romas Petrukanecas 31 Lithuania LTU
9 h2r2/3 Benjie Lewis 21 United States USA
8 h1r1/3 Apostolos Papandreou 28 Greece GRE
8 h2r1/3 Danila Turchin 26 Uzbekistan UZB
8 h3r1/3 Liu Haitao 21 China CHN
9 h1r1/3 Tony Lespoir 27 Seychelles SEY