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Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men

Date26 – 29 August 1960
LocationLago Albano, Castel Gandolfo
Participants13 from 13 countries
Olympic Record 4:56.1 / Jean Molle FRA / 28 July 1952

The field for the C-1 1000 at the 1960 Summer Olympics was fairly distinguished, as it included the defending Olympic champion in both the C-1 1000 and 10000, Leon Rotman of Romania, the 1952 and 1956 runner-up in the C-1 1000 and 10000 respectively, János Parti of Hungary, the 1952 C1-1000 bronze medalist, Olavi Ojanperä of Finland, and the 1948 Olympic runner-up and 1952 champion in the C-1 10000 Frank Havens of the United States. Parti was also the 1959 European runner-up and posted the fastest time in the opening round, albeit only 0.12 seconds faster than Ove Emanuelsson of Sweden. The Soviet Union’s Aleksandr Silayev won the other heat, while Havens performed poorly and was the only canoeist who failed to advance at the conclusion of the repêchage. Silayev had the fastest time in the semi-finals, and eliminated Ojanperä in the process, while Parti and Emanuelsson captured the other heats. In the final, the podium finishers were fairly spaced out as they crossed the finish line, with Parti winning gold, Silayev claiming silver, and Rotman taking bronze.

1János PartiHUN4:36.80 (1 h2)4:40.50 (1 h2)4:33.93 (1)GoldOB
2Aleksandr SilayevURS4:41.81 (1 h1)4:36.89 (1 h1)4:34.41 (2)Silver
3Leon RotmanROU4:39.36 (4 h2)5:03.98 (2 h2)4:43.66 (2 h2)4:35.87 (3)Bronze
4Ove EmanuelssonSWE4:36.92 (2 h2)4:44.68 (1 h3)4:36.46 (4)
5Tibor PolakovičTCH4:38.25 (3 h2)4:37.94 (2 h1)4:39.28 (5)
6Detlef LeweGER4:43.07 (5 h2)4:46.99 (1 h1)4:47.06 (3 h3)4:39.72 (6)
7Don StringerCAN4:44.55 (6 h2)4:44.36 (1 h2)4:41.35 (3 h1)4:40.65 (7)
8Bogdan IvanovBUL4:47.65 (2 h1)4:44.93 (2 h3)4:42.52 (8)
9Erik ChristensenDEN4:50.71 (3 h1)4:48.18 (3 h2)4:49.63 (9)
4 h1 r3/4Olavi OjanperäFIN4:54.37 (4 h1)5:00.92 (3 h1)5:06.74 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4Adrian PowellAUS5:00.54 (6 h1)4:55.24 (2 h1)4:59.81 (4 h2)
4 h3 r3/4Danilo TognonITA4:56.58 (5 h1)5:06.86 (3 h2)5:04.42 (4 h3)
4 h2 r2/4Frank HavensUSA5:19.40 (7 h1)5:13.34 (4 h2)
DNSKurt LiebhartAUT– (DNS h2)
DNSMichel PicardFRA– (DNS h2)

Round One (26 August 1960 — 9:50)

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

Heat One

1Aleksandr SilayevURS4:41.81QOB
2Bogdan IvanovBUL4:47.65Q
3Erik ChristensenDEN4:50.71Q
4Olavi OjanperäFIN4:54.37
5Danilo TognonITA4:56.58
6Adrian PowellAUS5:00.54
7Frank HavensUSA5:19.40

Heat Two

1János PartiHUN4:36.80QOB
2Ove EmanuelssonSWE4:36.92Q
3Tibor PolakovičTCH4:38.25Q
4Leon RotmanROU4:39.36
5Detlef LeweGER4:43.07
6Don StringerCAN4:44.55
DNSKurt LiebhartAUT
DNSMichel PicardFRA

Repêchage (26 August 1960 — 15:50)

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

Heat One

1Detlef LeweGER4:46.99Q
2Adrian PowellAUS4:55.24Q
3Olavi OjanperäFIN5:00.92Q

Heat Two

1Don StringerCAN4:44.36Q
2Leon RotmanROU5:03.98Q
3Danilo TognonITA5:06.86Q
4Frank HavensUSA5:13.34

Semi-Finals (27 August 1960 — 10:00)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1Aleksandr SilayevURS4:36.89Q
2Tibor PolakovičTCH4:37.94Q
3Don StringerCAN4:41.35Q
4Olavi OjanperäFIN5:06.74

Heat Two

1János PartiHUN4:40.50Q
2Leon RotmanROU4:43.66Q
3Erik ChristensenDEN4:48.18Q
4Adrian PowellAUS4:59.81

Heat Three

1Ove EmanuelssonSWE4:44.68Q
2Bogdan IvanovBUL4:44.93Q
3Detlef LeweGER4:47.06Q
4Danilo TognonITA5:04.42

Final Round (29 August 1960 — 15:40)

1János PartiHUN4:33.93OB
2Aleksandr SilayevURS4:34.41
3Leon RotmanROU4:35.87
4Ove EmanuelssonSWE4:36.46
5Tibor PolakovičTCH4:39.28
6Detlef LeweGER4:39.72
7Don StringerCAN4:40.65
8Bogdan IvanovBUL4:42.52
9Erik ChristensenDEN4:49.63