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Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, Mapo, Shunyi
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 22, 2008

Gold: GBR Tim Brabants
Silver: NOR Eirik VerÃ¥s Larsen
Bronze: AUS Ken Wallace


Unlike the K-1 500, results for the K-1 1000 had been more consistent since the 2004 Olympics, with defending champion [Eirik Verås Larsen] of Norway having taken the 2005 and 2007 European and and 2005 World Championships, while also coming in third at the 2007 Worlds. Great Britain’s [Tim Brabants], meanwhile, was the 2006 and 2008 European and 2007 World Champion, and was runner-up at the 2007 Europeans and 2006 Worlds. The only other person to have captured a major international title was [Markus Oscarsson] of Sweden, the 2006 World Champion and European bronze medalist. [Ben Fouhy] of Australia and [Adam Van Koeverden] of Canada, the 2004 Olympic silver and bronze medalists respectively, had also seen some success, with Fouhy having been the 2006 World bronze medalist and Van Koeverden the 2007 World runner-up.

Brabants, Van Koeverden, and Larsen all won their opening heats and advanced directly to the final, while Oscarsson and Fouhy, third-place in Brabants and Van Koeverden’s heats respectively, were sent to the semi-finals. Fouhy and Oscarsson were second and third respectively in a heat won by Australia’s [Ken Wallace], a relatively unknown canoeist who would go on to win the K-1 500. Germany’s [Max Hoff], the 2008 European bronze medalist, took the other heat. In the medal round, Brabants took command and won the gold medal by a margin of over a second; he would add to his collection the following day by taking bronze in the K-1 500. Wallace and Larsen, meanwhile, were neck and neck for the silver medal, with the latter coming out ahead by 0.142 seconds.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tim Brabants 31 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Eirik Verås Larsen 32 Norway NOR Silver
3 Ken Wallace 25 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Ben Fouhy 29 New Zealand NZL
5 Max Hoff 25 Germany GER
6 Markus Oscarsson 31 Sweden SWE
7 Stjepan Janić 27 Croatia CRO
8 Adam Van Koeverden 26 Canada CAN
9 Zoltán Benkő 25 Hungary HUN
4 h1 r2/3 Shaun Rubenstein 24 South Africa RSA
4 h2 r2/3 Emanuel Silva 22 Portugal POR
5 h1 r2/3 Anton Ryakhov 28 Russia RUS
5 h2 r2/3 Jorge García 20 Cuba CUB
6 h1 r2/3 Jernej Župančič Regent 28 Slovenia SLO
6 h2 r2/3 Pan Yao 19 China CHN
7 h1 r2/3 Rami Zur 31 United States USA
7 h2 r2/3 Manuel Cortina 25 Mexico MEX
8 h1 r2/3 Dmitry Torlopov 30 Kazakhstan KAZ
8 h2 r2/3 Michael Kolganov 33 Israel ISR
9 h1 r2/3 Rudolf Berking-Williams 29 Samoa SAM
9 h2 r2/3 Miguel Correa 24 Argentina ARG
8 h1 r1/3 Phone Myint Tayzar 30 Myanmar MYA
8 h2 r1/3 Koutoua Abia 42 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
8 h3 r1/3 Tony Lespoir 31 Seychelles SEY
9 h1 r1/3 Assane Fall 24 Senegal SEN
9 h2 r1/3 Alcino Silva 17 Sao Tome and Principe STP