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Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men

Date19 – 20 August 2004
LocationOlympiako Kentro Kanoe/Kagiak Slalom, Olympiako Syngrotima Ellenikou, Hellinikon
Participants24 from 10 countries

Twin brothers Pavol and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia were the defending Olympic champions in the C-2 slalom and, since the 2000 Games, they had won the 2002 European and World Championships and been bronze medalists at the 2003 Worlds. Germany’s Marcus Becker and Stefan Henze were the reigning World Champions, while the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Volf and Ondřej Štěpánek were the most recent European champions and World runners-up. Another Czech duo, Marek Jiras and Tomáš Máder, the 2000 Olympic bronze medalists, were the 2002 silver and bronze medalists at the European and World Championships respectively. The Hochschorner brothers were the top qualifiers at the 2004 Summer Olympics, with Volf and Štěpánek third behind Great Britain’s Stuart Bowman and Nick Smith. Becker and Henze, meanwhile, were fifth, while Juras and Máder were eighth. Both Juras and Máder and Bowman and Smith were eliminated after the first run in the final, while the Hochschorner brothers again topped the standings and Volf and Štěpánek were third, this time behind France’s Philippe Quemerais and Yann le Pennec. Becker and Henze were fourth after the first round, but won the second round with enough points to earn them the silver medal behind the Slovakians, who were second in this portion of the competition, but had enough points to defend their Olympic title. Volf and Štěpánek’s fourth-placed run was sufficient to keep them in the bronze medal position over Christian Bahmann and Michael Senft of Germany, the latter of whom was a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist. This was the second of the Hochschorner brothers’ three concsecutive gold medals in the C-2 slalom, as they would go on to win the tournament again in 2008.

Silver medalist Stefan Henze was a German canoe coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the early days of the Olympics he was riding in a taxi that was involved in a head-on crash. He sustained significant head injuries and died only a few days later.

11Pavol Hochschorner / Peter HochschornerSVK201.04 (1)101.29 (1)207.16 (1)Gold
23Marcus Becker / Stefan HenzeGER215.56 (5)106.32 (4)210.98 (2)Silver
38Jaroslav Volf / Ondřej ŠtěpánekCZE214.35 (3)106.22 (3)212.86 (3)Bronze
42Christian Bahmann / Michael SenftGER230.59 (9)107.01 (6)213.45 (4)
59Philippe Quémerais / Yann le PennecFRA215.33 (4)105.79 (2)216.79 (5)
66Andrea Benetti / Erik MasoeroITA238.15 (10)106.40 (5)220.06 (6)
77Marek Jiras / Tomáš MáderCZE228.99 (8)110.35 (7)
84Matt Taylor / Joe JacobiUSA223.43 (6)111.14 (8)
910Stuart Bowman / Nick SmithGBR213.41 (2)114.02 (9)
1011Marcin Pochwała / Paweł SarnaPOL226.65 (7)119.78 (10)
1112Chen Fubin / Tian QinCHN248.66 (11)
125Mark Bellofiore / Lachie MilneAUS278.36 (12)

Qualifying Round

Date19 August 2004 — 10:00
FormatTwo runs, total points of both runs to count. Top 10 finishers advanced to the final.
Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
PosOrdPairNOCTotal TimeRun #1Run #2
112Pavol Hochschorner / Peter HochschornerSVK201.04100.13 (1)100.91 (1)Q
23Stuart Bowman / Nick SmithGBR213.41102.25 (2)111.16 (6)Q
35Jaroslav Volf / Ondřej ŠtěpánekCZE214.35108.10 (4)106.25 (2)Q
44Philippe Quémerais / Yann le PennecFRA215.33105.29 (3)110.04 (5)Q
510Marcus Becker / Stefan HenzeGER215.56108.35 (5)107.21 (3)Q
69Matt Taylor / Joe JacobiUSA223.43116.01 (=9)107.42 (4)Q
72Marcin Pochwała / Paweł SarnaPOL226.65113.86 (7)112.79 (7)Q
86Marek Jiras / Tomáš MáderCZE228.99110.66 (6)118.33 (9)Q
911Christian Bahmann / Michael SenftGER230.59116.01 (=9)114.58 (8)Q
107Andrea Benetti / Erik MasoeroITA238.15116.32 (11)121.83 (10)Q
111Chen Fubin / Tian QinCHN248.66123.64 (12)125.02 (11)
128Mark Bellofiore / Lachie MilneAUS278.36114.07 (8)164.29 (12)


Date19 August 2004 — 10:00
FormatOne run. Top 6 advanced to final.
Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
PosOrdPairNOCTotal TimeTimePenalty Seconds
110Pavol Hochschorner / Peter HochschornerSVK101.291:41.290Q
27Philippe Quémerais / Yann le PennecFRA105.791:45.790Q
38Jaroslav Volf / Ondřej ŠtěpánekCZE106.221:44.222Q
46Marcus Becker / Stefan HenzeGER106.321:44.322Q
51Andrea Benetti / Erik MasoeroITA106.401:46.400Q
62Christian Bahmann / Michael SenftGER107.011:47.010Q
73Marek Jiras / Tomáš MáderCZE110.351:44.356
85Matt Taylor / Joe JacobiUSA111.141:49.142
99Stuart Bowman / Nick SmithGBR114.021:48.026
104Marcin Pochwała / Paweł SarnaPOL119.781:53.786

Final Round

Date19 – 20 August 2004
Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
PosOrdPairNOCTotal TimeRun #1Run #2
16Pavol Hochschorner / Peter HochschornerSVK207.16101.29 (1)105.87 (2)
23Marcus Becker / Stefan HenzeGER210.98106.32 (4)104.66 (1)
34Jaroslav Volf / Ondřej ŠtěpánekCZE212.86106.22 (3)106.64 (4)
41Christian Bahmann / Michael SenftGER213.45107.01 (6)106.44 (3)
55Philippe Quémerais / Yann le PennecFRA216.79105.79 (2)111.00 (5)
62Andrea Benetti / Erik MasoeroITA220.06106.40 (5)113.66 (6)