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Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Gold: AUT Gregor Hradetzky
Silver: GER Helmut Cämmerer
Bronze: NED Jaap Kraaier


At the first two European championships, [Helmut Cämmerer] and [Ewald Tilker] had earned Germany the title in this event. Sweden's [Nils Wallin] had placed second on both occasions, but like Tilker he was not competing in the kilometre in Berlin. Cämmerer was, as was Austria's [Gregor Hradetzky], who had won two European titles in the folding kayak, and had claimed the Olympic title in that discipline a day earlier.

The preliminaries made clear Cämmerer and Hradetzky were in a league of their own, about ten seconds clear from the rest of the field. In the final, Cämmerer had the best start, being trailed by Hradetzky and [Jaap Kraaier]. Hradetzky levelled with Cämmerer with about 200 m left, and then pulled away in a final sprint to take his second gold of the Games.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gregor Hradetzky 27 Austria AUT Gold OB
2 Helmut Cämmerer 25 Germany GER Silver
3 Jaap Kraaier 22 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Ernie Riedel 35 United States USA
5 Joel Ramqvist 27 Sweden SWE
6 Henri Eberhardt 22 France FRA
7 Birger Johansson 25 Finland FIN
8 Ivar Iversen 21 Norway NOR
5 h1 r1/2 Elio Sasso Sant 25 Italy ITA
5 h2 r1/2 Henri Honsia 23 Belgium BEL
6 h1 r1/2 Hans Potthof 25 Switzerland SUI
6 h2 r1/2 Poul Larsen 19 Denmark DEN
7 h1 r1/2 Emil Šmatlák 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h2 r1/2 Frank Amyot 31 Canada CAN
8 h1 r1/2 Péter Szittya 21 Hungary HUN