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Canoeing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Lake Sagami, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Date Started: October 20, 1964
Date Finished: October 22, 1964

Gold: GER Jürgen Eschert
Silver: ROU Andrei Igorov
Bronze: URS Yevgeny Penyayev


There were no previous Olympic C-1 1000 medalists competing in the event at the 1964 Games, although Sweden’s [Ove Emanuelsson], runner-up at the 1961 European Championships, had come in fourth in 1960. The reigning European and World Champion, [Simion Ismailciuc] of Romania, was not present in Tokyo either, with his nation being represented by [Andrei Igorov]. [Detlef Lewe] of West Germany, the most recent European and World runner-up, was taking part in the C-2 1000, while [Albrecht Müller] of East Germany, the reigning European and World bronze medalist, was competing in rowing, which left [Jürgen Eschert] to represent unified Germany at the Olympics. Finally, the Soviets, first and third at the 1961 Europeans, sent a new competitor, [Yevgeny Penyayev], to Tokyo. Thus, while there were favored nations in this event, the gold medal was anyone’s for the taking. Penyayev and Eschert won the opening rounds with room to breathe, and the final was not much different: Eschert captured gold comfortably, with Igorov nabbing silver 0.42 seconds of Penyayev, who earned bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jürgen Eschert 23 Germany GER Gold
2 Andrei Igorov 24 Romania ROU Silver
3 Yevgeny Penyayev 22 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 András Törő 24 Hungary HUN
5 Ove Emanuelsson 23 Sweden SWE
6 Bogdan Ivanov 27 Bulgaria BUL
7 Paul Stahl 24 Canada CAN
8 Dennis Van Valkenburgh 20 United States USA
9 Jan Jiráň 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
4 h1 r2/3 Shoji Yoshio 20 Japan JPN
5 h1 r2/3 Fred Wasmer 26 Australia AUS