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Canoeing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, Mapo, Shunyi
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 22, 2008

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: ITA Italy

Summary

Hungary had probably been the strongest nation in the K-2 1000 since the 2004 Summer Olympics, as it had won the 2006 and 2007 European and 2005 and 2006 World Championships, been runner-up at the 2005 Europeans, and bronze medalist at the 2007 Worlds. The nation sent [Gábor Kucsera] and veteran canoeist Zoltán Kammerer to the 2008 Games. This duo won their opening heat, but Germans Martin Hollstein and Andreas Ihle, the latter of whom was a 2005 and 2006 World and 2006 and 2007 European runner-up, as well as a 2005 European bronze medalist, posted a faster time. The Germans went on to win the gold medal by a margin of over two seconds, while the Hungarians struggled and finished fifth. Denmark’s Kim Knudsen and René Poulsen, the 2008 European champions, captured silver, while Italy’s Andrea Facchin and Antonio Scaduto took bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold
2 Denmark DEN Silver
3 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Hungary HUN
5 New Zealand NZL
6 France FRA
7 Latvia LAT
8 China CHN
AC r3/3 Poland POL DQ (doping)
4 h2 r2/3 Belgium BEL
5 h2 r2/3 Canada CAN
6 h2 r2/3 Finland FIN
7 h2 r2/3 Venezuela VEN
AC h1 r1/3 Sweden SWE