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Canoeing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Lake Sidney Lanier, Gainesville, Georgia
Date Started: July 30, 1996
Date Finished: August 3, 1996

Gold: NOR Knut Holmann
Silver: ITA Beniamino Bonomi
Bronze: AUS Clint Robinson


[Knut Holmann] of Norway was the defending Olympic runner-up and winner of the K-1 1000 at two of the last three editions of the World Championships, making him a favorite for the event at the 1996 Summer Olympics. His greatest challenger was likely to be Australia’s [Clint Robinson], the reigning Olympic and 1994 World Champion. Holmann won his heat in the opening round, but it was Italy’s [Beniamino Bonomi] who posted the fastest time, defeating Robinson in the process. Finland’s [Mikko Kolehmainen], the reigning K-1 500 Olympic champion, took a third heat. Bonomi then bested Holmann in the semi-finals, while Kolehmainen was fourth in Robinson’s heat. In the final, however, the Norwegian got the best of the Italian and finished over a second ahead and in Olympic record time to win the gold medal, while Bonomi settled for silver nearly three seconds ahead of Robinson. The Australian had to fend off a challenge from Germany’s [Lutz Liwowski] to earn bronze, which he did by a margin of 0.312 seconds. Holmann would go on to take silver in the K-1 500, while Bonomi would be runner-up again in the K-2 500.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Knut Holmann 27 Norway NOR Gold
2 Beniamino Bonomi 28 Italy ITA Silver
3 Clint Robinson 23 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Lutz Liwowski 28 Germany GER
5 Agustín Calderón 24 Spain ESP
6 Andrzej Gajewski 31 Poland POL
7 Marin Popescu 22 Romania ROU
8 Sebastián Cuattrin 22 Brazil BRA
9 Mikko Kolehmainen 31 Finland FIN
5 h2 r3/4 Róbert Erban 24 Slovakia SVK
6 h1 r3/4 Abelardo Sztrum 22 Argentina ARG
6 h2 r3/4 Hain Helde 24 Estonia EST
7 h1 r3/4 Michael Harbold 28 United States USA
7 h2 r3/4 Zoltán Kammerer 18 Hungary HUN
8 h1 r3/4 José Garcia 32 Portugal POR
8 h2 r3/4 Vincent Olla 23 France FRA
9 h1 r3/4 Ivan Lawler 29 Great Britain GBR
9 h2 r3/4 Vladyslav Tereshchenko 24 Ukraine UKR
5 h2 r2/4 Tom Krantz 25 Sweden SWE
6 h1 r2/4 Erik Gervais 23 Canada CAN
6 h2 r2/4 Andrey Safaryan 29 Kazakhstan KAZ
7 h1 r2/4 Miezan Edoukou 29 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 h2 r2/4 Ivan Kireyev 29 Uzbekistan UZB