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Kayak Relay 4 x 500 metres, Men

Date26 – 29 August 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationLago Albano, Castel Gandolfo
Participants73 from 18 countries

The 1960 Summer Olympics was the only time that the K-1 4 x 500 metres relay was held at the Games, although it was held at the World Championships from 1950 through 1975. The reigning World Champion was West Germany, who entered one of its gold medal-winning crew, Paul Lange, to the Games under the banner of unified Germany. He was joined by Dieter Krause, Günter Perleberg, and Friedhelm Wentzke. Similarly, World runner-up Hungary brought only one member of its silver medal squad to Rome, György Mészáros, augmented by Imre Szöllősi, Imre Kemecsey, and András Szente. Bronze medalist Sweden, meanwhile, did the opposite, sending three of its recent medalists, Carl von Gerber, Sven-Olov Sjödelius, and the great Gert Fredriksson, who were joined by one new member, Åke Nilsson. Germany had also been the 1957 and 1959 European runner-up and champion respectively, with different crews, while Hungary had been third and second in those tournaments. The Soviet Union had been the 1957 European champion, while Poland was the 1959 bronze medalist.

Germany and Hungary won their opening heats, while the Netherlands took a third, much easier one. The semi-finals, meanwhile, were won by the Soviets, Germany, and Hungary, while the Netherlands was eliminated. Germany dominated the final, however, winning gold by a margin of over four seconds ahead of Hungary, who took silver. Denmark, meanwhile, came in for a surprise bronze medal by sneaking ahead of the Soviets. One member from its team, Erik Hansen, also won the K-1 1000 in Rome. Three members of the Hungarian crew were also multiple medalists: Mészáros and Szente were also runners-up in the K-2 1000, while Szöllősi took another silver medal in the K-1 1000.

PosTeamNOC
1Unified Team of GermanyGEROBGold
Dieter KrauseGünter PerlebergPaul LangeFriedhelm Wentzke
2HungaryHUNSilver
Imre SzöllősiImre KemecseyAndrás SzenteGyörgy Mészáros
3DenmarkDENBronze
Erik HansenHelmuth Nyborg SørensenArne HøyerErling Jessen
4PolandPOL
Stefan KapłaniakWładysław ZielińskiRyszard SkwarskiRyszard Marchlik
5Soviet UnionURS
Igor PisarevAnatoly KononenkoFyodor LyakhovskyVladimir Natalukha
6RomaniaROU
Mircea AnastasescuAurel VernescuIon SideriStavru Teodorov
3 h1 r3/4NetherlandsNED
Cees LagrandToon GeurtsChick WeijzenRuud Knuppe
3 h2 r3/4SwedenSWE
Carl von GerberÅke NilssonGert FredrikssonSven-Olov Sjödelius
3 h3 r3/4AustraliaAUS
Dennis GreenBarry StuartPhil ColesAllan Livingstone
4 h1 r3/4ItalyITA
Cesare ZilioliRenato OngariAlberto SchiaviAnnibale Berton
4 h2 r3/4FinlandFIN
Juhani HeleniusPaavo VaskioTorbjörn BlomqvistRolf Björklund
4 h3 r3/4Great BritainGBR
Ronald RhodesRaymond BlickRobert LoweryEdward Cronk
3 h1 r2/4AustriaAUT
Walter BuchgraberHermann SalznerKarl LeitnerHerbert Wiedermann
3 h2 r2/4United StatesUSA
Chick DermondCharles LundmarkRobert O'BrienJohn Pagkos
3 h3 r2/4BelgiumBEL
Rik VerbruggheGermaan Van De MoereRobert De WaeleYvan Decock
4 h2 r2/4FranceFRA
Henri AmazouzeJean HoudePierre DeriveryJean FriquetFredy Grosheny 1
4 h3 r2/4SwitzerlandSUI
Hans StraubWerner WeberRobert ZikaRoland Huber
AC h1 r1/4CzechoslovakiaTCH
Ladislav ČepčianskýMiroslav PavelecVladimír ŠpačekFrantišek Vršovský

Round One (26 August 1960 — 11:50)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals. All others advanced to the Repêchage.

Heat One

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1NetherlandsNED8:04.02QOB
Ruud Knuppe2:01.50
Cees Lagrand1:57.38
Toon Geurts2:04.52
Chick Weijzen2:00.62
2Great BritainGBR8:17.29Q
Raymond Blick2:07.28
Edward Cronk2:01.14
Robert Lowery2:10.79
Ronald Rhodes1:58.08
3AustriaAUT8:20.16
Walter Buchgraber2:08.23
Hermann Salzner2:00.95
Karl Leitner2:09.19
Herbert Wiedermann2:01.79
4SwitzerlandSUI8:26.40
Hans Straub2:05.51
Werner Weber2:02.07
Robert Zika2:12.60
Roland Huber2:06.22
5United StatesUSA8:29.21
Chick Dermond2:06.09
Charles Lundmark2:04.86
Robert O'Brien2:13.07
John Pagkos2:05.19
ACCzechoslovakiaTCHDQ
Ladislav Čepčianský
Miroslav Pavelec
Vladimír Špaček
František Vršovský

Heat Two

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1Unified Team of GermanyGER7:54.38QOB
Dieter Krause2:02.66
Günter Perleberg1:52.34
Paul Lange2:01.89
Friedhelm Wentzke1:57.49
2Soviet UnionURS8:00.36Q
Igor Pisarev2:05.96
Anatoly Kononenko1:54.39
Fyodor Lyakhovsky2:01.74
Vladimir Natalukha1:58.27
3DenmarkDEN8:03.55
Erik Hansen2:07.21
Helmuth Nyborg Sørensen1:56.29
Arne Høyer2:02.50
Erling Jessen1:57.55
4ItalyITA8:10.76
Cesare Zilioli2:13.48
Renato Ongari1:49.42
Alberto Schiavi2:04.94
Annibale Berton2:02.92
5BelgiumBEL8:44.33
Rik Verbrugghe2:15.28
Germaan Van De Moere2:02.53
Robert De Waele1:52.63
Yvan Decock2:33.89
6FranceFRA8:44.48
Henri Amazouze2:15.35
Jean Houde2:06.73
Pierre Derivery2:17.94
Fredy Grosheny2:04.462

Heat Three

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1HungaryHUN7:50.51QOB
Imre Szöllősi1:57.60
Imre Kemecsey1:53.83
András Szente2:05.67
György Mészáros1:53.41
2SwedenSWE7:56.24Q
Carl von Gerber1:57.06
Åke Nilsson1:58.51
Gert Fredriksson2:04.00
Sven-Olov Sjödelius1:56.67
3RomaniaROU7:59.81
Mircea Anastasescu2:01.01
Aurel Vernescu1:53.57
Ion Sideri2:06.49
Stavru Teodorov1:58.74
4PolandPOL8:06.98
Stefan Kapłaniak2:01.61
Władysław Zieliński2:00.31
Ryszard Skwarski2:08.79
Ryszard Marchlik1:56.27
5AustraliaAUS8:17.52
Dennis Green2:04.28
Barry Stuart2:00.50
Phil Coles2:13.67
Allan Livingstone1:59.07
6FinlandFIN8:21.38
Juhani Helenius2:04.83
Paavo Vaskio2:02.00
Torbjörn Blomqvist2:12.60
Rolf Björklund2:01.95

Repêchage (26 August 1960 — 17:00)

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

Heat One

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1ItalyITA8:06.48Q
Cesare Zilioli2:00.83
Renato Ongari2:00.52
Alberto Schiavi2:05.12
Annibale Berton2:00.01
2AustraliaAUS8:13.22Q
Dennis Green2:11.12
Barry Stuart1:53.31
Phil Coles2:06.55
Allan Livingstone2:02.24
3AustriaAUT8:23.90
Walter Buchgraber2:12.25
Hermann Salzner1:58.93
Karl Leitner2:04.14
Herbert Wiedermann2:08.58

Heat Two

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1DenmarkDEN7:58.40Q
Erik Hansen2:01.34
Helmuth Nyborg Sørensen1:57.33
Arne Høyer2:00.34
Erling Jessen1:59.39
2PolandPOL8:06.80Q
Stefan Kapłaniak2:00.33
Władysław Zieliński2:01.39
Ryszard Skwarski2:08.04
Ryszard Marchlik1:57.04
3United StatesUSA8:18.51
Chick Dermond2:04.98
Charles Lundmark2:04.73
Robert O'Brien2:06.74
John Pagkos2:02.06
4FranceFRA8:20.87
Henri Amazouze2:03.00
Jean Houde2:07.46
Pierre Derivery2:05.10
Jean Friquet2:05.31

Heat Three

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1RomaniaROU7:58.61Q
Mircea Anastasescu1:57.97
Aurel Vernescu1:57.82
Ion Sideri2:02.57
Stavru Teodorov2:00.25
2FinlandFIN8:09.43Q
Juhani Helenius2:01.85
Paavo Vaskio2:02.52
Torbjörn Blomqvist2:03.06
Rolf Björklund2:02.00
3BelgiumBEL8:11.24
Rik Verbrugghe2:02.86
Germaan Van De Moere1:59.94
Robert De Waele2:03.10
Yvan Decock2:05.34
4SwitzerlandSUI8:36.57
Hans Straub2:04.02
Werner Weber2:08.25
Robert Zika2:13.56
Roland Huber2:10.74

Semi-Finals (27 August 1960 — 16:35)

Top two in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1Soviet UnionURS7:53.86Q
Igor Pisarev1:56.87
Anatoly Kononenko1:59.09
Fyodor Lyakhovsky1:59.56
Vladimir Natalukha1:58.34
2PolandPOL7:57.54Q
Stefan Kapłaniak1:57.54
Władysław Zieliński2:02.30
Ryszard Skwarski2:00.01
Ryszard Marchlik1:57.69
3NetherlandsNED7:58.44
Ruud Knuppe1:58.92
Cees Lagrand2:01.02
Toon Geurts1:58.63
Chick Weijzen1:59.87
4ItalyITA7:59.21
Cesare Zilioli1:59.69
Renato Ongari1:58.61
Alberto Schiavi2:02.54
Annibale Berton1:58.37

Heat Two

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1Unified Team of GermanyGER7:43.92QOB
Dieter Krause1:53.74
Günter Perleberg1:55.69
Paul Lange1:56.99
Friedhelm Wentzke1:57.50
2DenmarkDEN7:52.29Q
Erik Hansen1:57.96
Helmuth Nyborg Sørensen1:59.29
Arne Høyer1:59.15
Erling Jessen1:55.89
3SwedenSWE7:55.05
Carl von Gerber1:56.33
Åke Nilsson1:57.99
Gert Fredriksson2:02.86
Sven-Olov Sjödelius1:57.87
4FinlandFIN8:21.25
Juhani Helenius2:02.24
Paavo Vaskio2:07.46
Torbjörn Blomqvist2:06.84
Rolf Björklund2:04.71

Heat Three

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1HungaryHUN7:50.03Q
Imre Szöllősi1:55.03
Imre Kemecsey1:59.32
András Szente1:56.25
György Mészáros1:59.43
2RomaniaROU7:58.21Q
Mircea Anastasescu1:55.71
Aurel Vernescu2:00.42
Ion Sideri1:58.97
Stavru Teodorov2:03.11
3AustraliaAUS8:09.02
Dennis Green2:00.40
Barry Stuart2:00.46
Phil Coles2:03.39
Allan Livingstone2:04.77
4Great BritainGBR8:11.52
Ronald Rhodes2:01.95
Raymond Blick2:06.35
Robert Lowery2:05.58
Edward Cronk1:57.64

Final Round (29 August 1960 — 17:00)

PosPaddlerNOCTime
1Unified Team of GermanyGER7:39.43OB
Dieter Krause1:53.94
Günter Perleberg1:54.47
Paul Lange1:56.82
Friedhelm Wentzke1:54.20
2HungaryHUN7:44.02
Imre Szöllősi1:56.01
Imre Kemecsey1:53.63
András Szente2:02.23
György Mészáros1:52.15
3DenmarkDEN7:46.09
Erik Hansen1:59.41
Helmuth Nyborg Sørensen1:55.34
Arne Høyer1:58.72
Erling Jessen1:52.62
4PolandPOL7:49.93
Stefan Kapłaniak1:58.48
Władysław Zieliński1:55.64
Ryszard Skwarski2:00.95
Ryszard Marchlik1:54.86
5Soviet UnionURS7:50.72
Igor Pisarev1:57.61
Anatoly Kononenko1:56.65
Fyodor Lyakhovsky2:00.33
Vladimir Natalukha1:56.13
6RomaniaROU7:53.00
Mircea Anastasescu1:56.47
Aurel Vernescu1:57.91
Ion Sideri1:55.40
Stavru Teodorov2:03.22