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Canoeing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia Olympic Canal, Castelldefels
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992

Gold: EUN Unified Team
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: BUL Bulgaria


Competing for the Soviet Union, [Nicolae Juravschi] and [Victor Reneischi] had won the C-2 500 at the previous Olympics and two of the last three World Championships, but they had not been selected by the Unified Team, successor to the Soviets, to compete in this event at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Juravschi was offered a spot on the Romanian team, and partnered with [Gheorghe Andriev], but Reneischi did not attend the Games at all. The Unified Team placed its faith in [Aleksandr Maseykov] and [Dmitry Dovgalyonok]. [Attila Pálizs] and [Attila Szabó] of Hungary, meanwhile, were the reigning World Champions, but Pálizs partnered with [György Kolonics] in Barcelona.

Romania won the first opening heat, while Maseykov and Dovgalyonok were fourth and thus had to compete in the semi-finals, while Hungary was defeated by the German duo of [Ulrich Papke] and [Ingo Spelly], specialists in the C-2 1000, but also runners-up in this event at the 1990 World Championships. The former Soviets posted the fastest time in the semi-finals and then moved on to the medal round, which concluded with a three way battle between the Unified Team, Germany, and the Bulgarian duo of [Martin Marinov] and [Blagovest Stoyanov], who finished in that order and 0.4 seconds apart. Papke and Spelly missed gold by 0.14 seconds in this event, but would go on to win the C-2 1000 by a comfortable margin.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Germany GER Silver
3 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Romania ROU
5 Denmark DEN
6 France FRA
7 Hungary HUN
8 Czechoslovakia TCH
9 Canada CAN
3 h2 r2/3 Poland POL
4 h1 r2/3 Mexico MEX
4 h2 r2/3 Spain ESP
5 h1 r2/3 United States USA
5 h2 r2/3 Cuba CUB
6 h1 r2/3 Japan JPN