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Canoeing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

Gold: FRG Ulli Eicke
Silver: CAN Larry Cain
Bronze: DEN Henning Lynge Jakobsen


Unlike the 1980 American-led boycott, which had had a limited impact on the canoeing events, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics severely depleted the field in the sport. This was especially noticeable in the men’s C-1 1000, as the top four nations from the last edition were absent, as were those who had won eight of the last nine medals at the World Championships, the lone exception being Romania’s [Costică Olaru], the reigning World runner-up. By the time of the final, Canadian [Larry Cain] and Dane [Henning Lynge Jakobsen] were strong contenders in this event, following their gold and silver performances respectively from the previous day’s C-1 500. Jakobsen won his heat over Olaru in the opening round, but Cain was nearly ten seconds behind West Germany’s [Ulli Eicke]. The final was somewhat closer, but Eicke still took it by over two seconds, while Cain grabbed silver nearly a second ahead of Jakobsen, who was third. No other competitor, including fifth-placed Olaru, was within six seconds of the podium finishers.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ulli Eicke 32 West Germany FRG Gold
2 Larry Cain 21 Canada CAN Silver
3 Henning Lynge Jakobsen 22 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Timo Grönlund 30 Finland FIN
5 Costică Olaru 23 Romania ROU
6 Steve Train 22 Great Britain GBR
7 Bruce Merritt United States USA
8 Kiyoto Inoue 26 Japan JPN
9 Francisco López 19 Spain ESP
4 h1 r2/3 Göran Backlund 27 Sweden SWE
AC h1 r1/3 Philippe Renaud 21 France FRA