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Canoeing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Misari Regatta Course, Hanam
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: URS Soviet Union
Bronze: GDR East Germany


[Zsolt Gyulay], [Ferenc Csipes], [László Fidel], and the non-Olympian Zoltán Kovács had won the men’s K-4 1000 at the last two editions of the World Championships, but the latter two did not attend the 1988 Summer Olympics and were replaced by [Sándor Hódosi] and [Attila Ábrahám]. Nonetheless they were still considered the favorites, particularly after Ábrahám and Csipes took bronze in the K-2 500 and Gyulay became Olympic champion in the K-1 500, and they had little trouble dispatching their opponents in round one, the semi-finals, and the finals to win gold. The Soviet Union captured silver and two members of their lineup, [Ihor Nahaiev] and [Viktor Denisov], were also runners-up in the K-2 500. East Germany, meanwhile, took bronze with the help of [Andreas Stähle], the K-1 500 runner-up, and [André Wohllebe], the K-1 1000 bronze medalist.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 East Germany GDR Bronze
4 Australia AUS
5 Poland POL
6 West Germany FRG
7 Italy ITA
8 Sweden SWE
9 France FRA
4 h1 r3/4 Canada CAN
4 h2 r3/4 New Zealand NZL
4 h3 r3/4 Bulgaria BUL
5 h1 r3/4 United States USA
5 h3 r3/4 Spain ESP
AC h2 r3/4 Norway NOR
4 h1 r2/4 Argentina ARG
4 h2 r2/4 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/4 South Korea KOR