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Folding Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres, Men

Date 7 August 1936 — 16:50
StatusOlympic
LocationRegattabahn, Grünau, Berlin
Participants26 from 13 countries
FormatFinal only.

Of the four long distance events at these Olympics, the F2 race was probably the most exciting, as four boats contended for the title: Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. The Germans, Wilhelm Horn and Erich Hanisch had the advantage on paper, having won the European title in 1934. Together with the Austrians and the Dutch they formed the lead early on. Sweden (Sven Johansson and Erik Bladström) joined them halfway through the race, and attempted to pull away with the Germans, leaving Austria and the Netherlands to fight for the bronze. With one kilometre left, the leading boats were still level, leaving an exciting finish in front of the stands. The Swedes managed to pull away slightly at the end, crossing the line just three tenths ahead of the German boat. While the Swedish victory was somewhat of a surprise, Johansson and Bladström proved their status at the inaugural World Canoeing Championships in 1938, where they finished second in this event, behind another Swedish kayak.

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Sven Johansson / Erik BladströmSWE45:48.9OB
2Willi Horn / Erich HanischGER45:49.2
3Piet Wijdekop / Cor WijdekopNED46:12.4
4Adi Kainz / Alfons DorfnerAUT46:26.1
5Otakar Kouba / Ludvík KlímaTCH47:46.2
6Eugen Knoblauch / Emil BottlangSUI47:54.4
7John Lysak / James O'RourkeUSA49:46.0
8Armand Pagnoulle / Charles PasquierBEL49:57.1
9Alex Brearley / John DudderidgeGBR50:12.0
10Stanley Potter / Frank WillisCAN50:31.9
11Metod Gaberšček / Bojan SavnikYUG50:36.4
12István Kolnai / Tibor PoórHUN50:46.4
13André Zimmer / Jean StraussLUX50:47.1