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Canadian Doubles, 500 metres, Men

Date28 – 30 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationBassin olympique, Île Notre Dame, Montréal, Québec
Participants30 from 15 countries

The men’s C-2 500 was held for the first time at the Olympics in 1976 and the Soviet Union, who had won the event in the last three editions of the World Championships, was favored to take the inaugural crown. The nation sent Serhiy Petrenko and Aleksandr Vinogradov to the Games, the latter of whom had earned gold at the two most recent World Championships. The duo won their opening heat, but Tamás Buday and Oszkár Frey, representing 1975 World bronze medalist Hungary, posted a faster time. The Hungarians, in turn, were defeated in the semi-finals by Jerzy Opara and Andrzej Gronowicz of Poland, the 1973 World bronze medalists. Romania’s Gheorghe Danielov and Gheorghe Simionov, the 1971 World Champions and 1973 and 1974 runners-up, won a second heat while the Soviet Union took the third. In the final, however, the Soviet resumed their international dominance and won gold nearly two seconds ahead of Poland, who settled for silver. Hungary, meanwhile, had to battle Romania for bronze, which it earned by a margin of only 0.49 seconds. Both the Soviet and Romanian crews would repeat their performance in the C-2 1000, capturing gold and bronze respectively.

PosNrBoatNOCR1RepSFFinal
1205/211Sergey Petrenko / Aleksandr VinogradovURS1:58.22 (1 h2)1:49.29 (1 h2)1:45.81 (1)GoldOB
2161/155Jerzy Opara / Andrzej GronowiczPOL1:58.90 (3 h2)1:49.04 (1 h1)1:47.77 (2)Silver
3103/106Tamás Buday / Oszkár FreyHUN1:56.44 (1 h1)1:49.60 (2 h1)1:48.35 (3)Bronze
4166/177Gheorghe Danielov / Gheorghe SimionovROU1:57.27 (2 h1)1:50.56 (1 h3)1:48.84 (4)
560/54Gérald Delacroix / Jean-François MillotFRA2:02.70 (6 h1)1:53.81 (2 h1)1:50.81 (3 h2)1:49.74 (5)
618/19Ivan Burchin / Krasimir HristovBUL1:58.84 (2 h2)1:51.63 (2 h3)1:50.43 (6)
739/41Gregory Smith / John WoodCAN1:57.81 (3 h1)1:50.66 (2 h2)1:50.74 (7)
8191/194Jiří Čtvrtečka / Tomáš ŠachTCH2:09.37 (6 h2)1:56.02 (1 h2)1:51.83 (3 h1)1:50.85 (8)
988/90Hermann Glaser / Heinz LuckeFRG2:07.63 (5 h2)1:53.76 (1 h1)1:51.89 (3 h3)1:51.26 (9)
4 h1 r3/4186/189Bernt Lindelöf / Eric ZeidlitzSWE1:58.86 (4 h1)1:53.94 (3 h1)1:55.69 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/471/82Detlef Bothe / Hans-Jürgen TodeGDR1:59.39 (4 h2)1:57.07 (2 h2)1:53.85 (4 h2)
4 h3 r3/4221/224Roland Muhlen / Andreas WeigandUSA2:00.99 (5 h1)1:57.58 (3 h2)1:52.33 (4 h3)
4 h1 r2/4120/126Tiziano Annoni / Ilario PasseriniITA2:10.37 (7 h2)1:56.36 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/4135/139Roberto Altamirano / Juan MartínezMEX2:08.15 (7 h1)2:00.52 (4 h2)
AC h1 r2/4131/133Mitsuhide Hata / Atsumobu OgataJPN2:09.32 (8 h1)– (AC h1)

Round One (28 July 1976)

Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (11:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Tamás Buday / Oszkár FreyHUN1:56.4457.62 (3)
58.82 (1)
QOB
2Gheorghe Danielov / Gheorghe SimionovROU1:57.2755.95 (1)
1:01.32 (5)
Q
3Gregory Smith / John WoodCAN1:57.8158.25 (4)
59.56 (3)
Q
4Bernt Lindelöf / Eric ZeidlitzSWE1:58.8659.32 (5)
59.54 (2)
5Roland Muhlen / Andreas WeigandUSA2:00.9959.80 (6)
1:01.19 (4)
6Gérald Delacroix / Jean-François MillotFRA2:02.7057.12 (2)
1:05.58 (6)
7Roberto Altamirano / Juan MartínezMEX2:08.151:01.75 (7)
1:06.40 (7)
8Mitsuhide Hata / Atsumobu OgataJPN2:09.321:02.55 (8)
1:06.77 (8)

Heat Two (11:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Sergey Petrenko / Aleksandr VinogradovURS1:58.2257.15 (1)
1:01.07 (4)
Q
2Ivan Burchin / Krasimir HristovBUL1:58.8458.27 (3)
1:00.57 (2)
Q
3Jerzy Opara / Andrzej GronowiczPOL1:58.9057.85 (2)
1:01.05 (3)
Q
4Detlef Bothe / Hans-Jürgen TodeGDR1:59.3959.36 (4)
1:00.03 (1)
5Hermann Glaser / Heinz LuckeFRG2:07.631:01.52 (6)
1:06.11 (5)
6Jiří Čtvrtečka / Tomáš ŠachTCH2:09.3759.92 (5)
1:09.45 (7)
7Tiziano Annoni / Ilario PasseriniITA2:10.371:02.91 (7)
1:07.46 (6)

Repêchage (28 July 1976)

Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (17:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Hermann Glaser / Heinz LuckeFRG1:53.7655.51 (1)
58.25 (3)
QOB
2Gérald Delacroix / Jean-François MillotFRA1:53.8155.95 (2)
57.86 (2)
Q
3Bernt Lindelöf / Eric ZeidlitzSWE1:53.9457.00 (4)
56.94 (1)
Q
4Tiziano Annoni / Ilario PasseriniITA1:56.3656.75 (3)
59.61 (4)
ACMitsuhide Hata / Atsumobu OgataJPN58.77 (AC)
– (–)
DQ

Heat Two (17:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Jiří Čtvrtečka / Tomáš ŠachTCH1:56.0255.33 (1)
1:00.69 (3)
Q
2Detlef Bothe / Hans-Jürgen TodeGDR1:57.0756.79 (2)
1:00.28 (2)
Q
3Roland Muhlen / Andreas WeigandUSA1:57.5858.19 (3)
59.39 (1)
Q
4Roberto Altamirano / Juan MartínezMEX2:00.5259.38 (4)
1:01.14 (4)

Semi-Finals (30 July 1976)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (12:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Jerzy Opara / Andrzej GronowiczPOL1:49.0452.21 (1)
56.83 (2)
QOB
2Tamás Buday / Oszkár FreyHUN1:49.6052.96 (3)
56.64 (1)
Q
3Jiří Čtvrtečka / Tomáš ŠachTCH1:51.8352.57 (2)
59.26 (3)
Q
4Bernt Lindelöf / Eric ZeidlitzSWE1:55.6953.77 (4)
1:01.92 (4)

Heat Two (12:10)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Sergey Petrenko / Aleksandr VinogradovURS1:49.2952.67 (2)
56.62 (1)
Q
2Gregory Smith / John WoodCAN1:50.6652.46 (1)
58.20 (3)
Q
3Gérald Delacroix / Jean-François MillotFRA1:50.8153.20 (3)
57.61 (2)
Q
4Detlef Bothe / Hans-Jürgen TodeGDR1:53.8554.05 (4)
59.80 (4)

Heat Three (12:20)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Gheorghe Danielov / Gheorghe SimionovROU1:50.5653.43 (1)
57.13 (2)
Q
2Ivan Burchin / Krasimir HristovBUL1:51.6353.82 (2)
57.81 (4)
Q
3Hermann Glaser / Heinz LuckeFRG1:51.8954.72 (3)
57.17 (3)
Q
4Roland Muhlen / Andreas WeigandUSA1:52.3355.38 (4)
56.95 (1)

Final Round (30 July 1976 — 18:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Sergey Petrenko / Aleksandr VinogradovURS1:45.8152.11 (1)
53.70 (2)
OB
2Jerzy Opara / Andrzej GronowiczPOL1:47.7753.33 (4)
54.44 (3)
3Tamás Buday / Oszkár FreyHUN1:48.3555.11 (8)
53.24 (1)
4Gheorghe Danielov / Gheorghe SimionovROU1:48.8452.47 (2)
56.37 (7)
5Gérald Delacroix / Jean-François MillotFRA1:49.7453.73 (5)
56.01 (6)
6Ivan Burchin / Krasimir HristovBUL1:50.4354.73 (7)
55.70 (5)
7Gregory Smith / John WoodCAN1:50.7452.87 (3)
57.87 (9)
8Jiří Čtvrtečka / Tomáš ŠachTCH1:50.8554.16 (6)
56.69 (8)
9Hermann Glaser / Heinz LuckeFRG1:51.2655.78 (9)
55.48 (4)