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Canoeing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre, Schinias National Park
Date Started: August 24, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004

Gold: GER Germany
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: BLR Belarus


Germany’s [Ronald Rauhe] and [Tim Wieskötter], the 2000 Olympic bronze medalists, had won every edition of the European and World Championships since those Games and were the overwhelming favorites to take the title at the 2004 edition. They defeated their opponents with little difficulty in the opening and final rounds and won gold in Olympic record time. The race for the remaining podium spots came down to a three-way battle between Australia’s [Clint Robinson] and [Nathan Baggaley], Belarus’ [Roman Petrushenko] and [Vadim Makhnyov], the 2003 World runners-up, and Poland’s [Marek Twardowski] and [Adam Wysocki], the 1999 World Champions and 2002 runners-up, as well as the 2001 European bronze medalists. These crews finished in that order within 0.128 seconds of each other. Baggaley thus added another Olympic silver medal to the one that he had won in the K-1 500 just over an hour before.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Germany GER Gold
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Poland POL
5 Hungary HUN
6 Spain ESP
7 Lithuania LTU
8 Italy ITA
9 Russia RUS
4 h1 r2/3 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
4 h2 r2/3 Sweden SWE
5 h1 r2/3 Bulgaria BUL
5 h2 r2/3 Denmark DEN
6 h1 r2/3 United States USA
6 h2 r2/3 Uzbekistan UZB
7 h1 r2/3 Romania ROU
7 h2 r2/3 Canada CAN
8 h1 r2/3 Brazil BRA
8 h2 r2/3 China CHN