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Canoeing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Canoe/Kayak Centre, Helleniko Olympic Complex, Hellinikon
Date Started: August 17, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004

Gold: FRA Tony Estanguet
Silver: SVK Michal Martikán
Bronze: GER Stefan Pfannmöller


Two former Olympic champions, Slovakia’s [Michal Martikán] (1996) and France’s [Tony Estanguet] (2000) returned to the Games in 2004 in the hopes of nabbing another title in the C-1 slalom. Martikán was also the 2000 runner-up and had won the last two editions of the World Championships, while Estanguet had been the 2002 European and 2003 World runner-up. [Mariusz Wieczorek] of Poland and [Tomáš Indruch] of the Czech Republic were the 2002 and 2004 European champions respectively. Martikán, Estanguet, Wieczorek, and Indruch finished in the top four in the qualifying round, but Wieczorek was eliminated after a poor run in the first round of the final. Martikán and Estanguet again finished first and second, while Indruch was fifth and Germany’s [Stefan Pfannmöller] was third. In the second portion, Estanguet and Martikán finished third and fourth, with the former earning just enough points to defend his title and leave the Slovakian with another silver medal. Pfannmöller, meanwhile, had the highest score after the second run, but it was still only good enough to hang on to bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tony Estanguet 26 France FRA Gold
2 Michal Martikán 25 Slovakia SVK Silver
3 Stefan Pfannmöller 23 Germany GER Bronze
4 Rob Bell 26 Australia AUS
5 Tomáš Indruch 28 Czech Republic CZE
6 Simon Hočevar 30 Slovenia SLO
7 Jordi Sangrá 24 Spain ESP
8 Stuart McIntosh 29 Great Britain GBR
9 James Cartwright 28 Canada CAN
10 Mariusz Wieczorek 28 Poland POL
11 Ronnie Dürrenmatt 25 Switzerland SUI
12 Danko Herceg 29 Croatia CRO
13 Krzysztof Supowicz 20 Poland POL
14 Nicolas Peschier 20 France FRA
15 Khristos Tsakmakis 16 Greece GRE
16 Chris Ennis, Jr. 28 United States USA