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Canoeing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 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: SWE Sweden
Silver: NED Netherlands
Bronze: GER Germany


One half of the defending Olympic champions in the K-2 1000, [Sven-Olov Sjödelius] of Sweden, returned to the Games in 1964 to defend his crown and was joined by [Gunnar Utterberg]. The reigning World Champions were Romania’s [Haralambie Ivanov] and [Vasile Nicoară], the latter of whom was also among the most recent European champions. East Germany, meanwhile, was the reigning European and World runner-up, but competed under the banner of unified Germany, which sent West Germans [Heinz Büker] and [Holger Zander] instead. Romania won its heat in the fastest time in the opening round, although it encountered a surprising challenge from the Dutch crew, [Toon Geurts] and [Paul Hoekstra], who finished only 0.10 seconds later. Germany, meanwhile, won its own heat comfortably. Sweden, meanwhile, was the fastest in the semi-finals, with Romania and the Netherlands taking the other two heats. The final was fairly well spaced out by the end, with Sweden winning gold, the Netherlands taking silver, and Germany capturing bronze ahead of Romania, who finished a surprising fourth and off the podium.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Romania ROU
5 Hungary HUN
6 Italy ITA
7 Soviet Union URS
8 Australia AUS
9 Denmark DEN
4 h1 r3/4 Poland POL
4 h2 r3/4 Canada CAN
4 h3 r3/4 Belgium BEL
4 h1 r2/4 United States USA
4 h2 r2/4 Japan JPN