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Canoeing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia Olympic Canal, Castelldefels
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: AUS Australia


Hungary, the defending Olympic champion in the K-4 1000, had not lost this event at the World Championships since 1985 and its lineup for the 1992 Summer Olympics, [László Fidel], [Ferenc Csipes], [Zsolt Gyulay], and [Attila Ábrahám], were all seasoned veterans. They won their opening heat with ease, setting an Olympic record in the process, while Australia and Germany took the others. East Germany had taken bronze in the event at the 1989 and 1990 World Championships, while the unified team had been runner-up in 1991 and brought three members of that squad, [Oliver Kegel], [Thomas Reineck], and [André Wohllebe], augmented by [Mario von Appen]. The Germans then proceeded to defeat the Hungarians in the semi-finals by a margin of 0.59 seconds, while Romania took the other heat. The Germans maintained their strength into the final, beating the Hungarians to the gold medal by 0.64 seconds and leaving the reigning Olympic and World Champions with silver. Australia was over two seconds behind, but still managed to steal gold from the Czechoslovakians by 0.09 seconds.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold
2 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 Romania ROU
6 Poland POL
7 Sweden SWE
8 Bulgaria BUL
9 United States USA
5 h2 r2/3 Spain ESP
6 h1 r2/3 France FRA
6 h2 r2/3 Italy ITA
7 h1 r2/3 Unified Team EUN
7 h2 r2/3 Portugal POR
8 h1 r2/3 New Zealand NZL
8 h2 r2/3 South Africa RSA
9 h1 r2/3 Argentina ARG
DNS h2 r2/3 South Korea KOR