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Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men

Date22 – 25 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationPista Olímpico Virgilio Uribe, Canal de Cuemanco, Xochimilco
Participants34 from 17 countries

Most of the medalists from the 1964 Summer Olympics returned to compete in the K-2 1000 once again at the 1968 edition, although only theDutch runners-up kept their lineup intact by sending Paul Hoekstra and Toon Geurts. Olympic champion Gunnar Utterberg of Sweden brought Lars Andersson, who had helped him win silver at the 1967 European Championships, while bronze medalist Holger Zander of unified Germany, now competing for the Western team, was joined by Berni Schulze, with whom he had captured silver in the K-4 1000 at the 1964 Games. None of these nations, however, would win a medal at the 1968 Games. The reigning World Champions, the Soviet Union, represented by Oleksandr Shaparenko and Volodymyr Morozov, the latter of whom was a 1964 Olympic champion in the K-4 1000, had much better luck.

The Soviets, however, did not look strong in the opening round, as they came in third in their heat behind Romania and Hungary. Romania was represented by Atanasie Sciotnic and Aurel Vernescu, 1964 Olympic bronze medalists in the K-4 1000 (the same tournament where Vernescu also took bronze in the K-1 1000), 1965 European and 1966 World runners-up, and 1967 European champions. Hungary, meanwhile, had been third at the last two Europeans and the most recent Worlds and sent their 1967 European bronze medalists, Csaba Giczy and István Timár-Geng, to Tokyo. The other heats were won by Gerhard Seibold and Günther Pfaff of Austria and Klaus Heinroth and Manfred Ehrhardt of East Germany. The Soviets improved their performance by winning their semi-final heat over Austria and West Germany, while Hungary helped eliminate East Germany by capturing its own heat. Romania, meanwhile was victorious in a third, easier heat. In the final, the podium spots were taken fairly comfortably by the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Austria, none of whom were seriously challenged as they crossed the finish line. Giczy and Timár-Geng also won bronze in the K-4 1000, while Shaparenko also earned silver in the K-1 1000.

PosNrBoatNOCR1RepSFFinal
1Aleksandr Shaparenko / Vladimir MorozovURS3:40.9 (3 h1)3:44.39 (1 h2)3:37.54 (1)Gold
2Csaba Giczy / István TímárHUN3:37.9 (2 h1)3:45.77 (1 h3)3:38.44 (2)Silver
3Gerhard Seibold / Günther PfaffAUT3:38.9 (1 h2)3:46.30 (2 h2)3:40.71 (3)Bronze
4Paul Hoekstra / Toon GeurtsNED3:42.0 (2 h2)3:53.05 (3 h1)3:41.36 (4)
5Lars Andersson / Gunnar UtterbergSWE3:42.8 (5 h1)3:54.18 (2 h2)3:48.97 (3 h3)3:41.99 (5)
6Atanasie Sciotnic / Aurel VernescuROU3:36.5 (1 h1)3:43.94 (1 h1)3:45.18 (6)
7Jean-Pierre Burny / Herman NaegelsBEL3:49.5 (6 h1)3:47.64 (1 h1)3:44.63 (2 h1)3:45.21 (7)
8Cesare Beltrami / Cesare ZilioliITA3:44.1 (3 h2)3:48.69 (2 h3)3:46.08 (8)
9Holger Zander / Berni SchulzeFRG3:50.8 (4 h2)3:50.08 (1 h2)3:49.19 (3 h2)4:02.98 (9)
4 h1 r3/4Arpad Simonyik / Jean BarréCAN4:14.5 (6 h2)3:59.03 (3 h2)3:58.37 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4Staniša Radmanović / Zlatomir ŠuvačkiYUG3:51.5 (2 h3)3:53.60 (4 h2)
4 h3 r3/4Klaus Heinroth / Manfred EhrhardtGDR3:50.3 (1 h3)3:51.78 (4 h3)
5 h1 r3/4Peter Lawler / Mark WhitbyGBR3:53.5 (3 h3)3:59.50 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4Paul Gnamia M'Boule / N'GamaCIV4:09.8 (5 h2)4:07.98 (3 h1)4:01.31 (5 h2)
5 h3 r3/4Adrian Powell / John SouthwoodAUS3:42.6 (4 h1)3:50.82 (2 h1)3:52.17 (5 h3)
4 h2 r2/4Paul Beachem / Peter WeigandUSA4:15.0 (7 h1)4:00.04 (4 h2)
5 h2 r2/4Alonso Heinze / Jerónimo GómezMEX4:09.9 (4 h3)4:11.57 (5 h2)
DNSKarl-Gustav von Alfthan / Heikki MäkeläFIN– (DNS h2)
DNSHans-Viggo Knudsen / Erik HansenDEN– (DNS h3)
DNSEgil Søby / Jan JohansenNOR– (DNS h3)

Round One (22 October 1968)

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

Heat One (10:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Atanasie Sciotnic / Aurel VernescuROU3:36.51:43.6 (1)
1:52.9 (2)
Q
2Csaba Giczy / István TímárHUN3:37.91:45.1 (2)
1:52.8 (1)
Q
3Aleksandr Shaparenko / Vladimir MorozovURS3:40.91:46.7 (4)
1:54.2 (4)
Q
4Adrian Powell / John SouthwoodAUS3:42.61:48.5 (6)
1:54.1 (3)
5Lars Andersson / Gunnar UtterbergSWE3:42.81:46.2 (3)
1:56.6 (5)
6Jean-Pierre Burny / Herman NaegelsBEL3:49.51:47.6 (5)
2:01.9 (6)
7Paul Beachem / Peter WeigandUSA4:15.01:50.5 (7)
2:24.5 (7)

Heat Two (11:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Gerhard Seibold / Günther PfaffAUT3:38.91:44.2 (1)
1:54.7 (2)
Q
2Paul Hoekstra / Toon GeurtsNED3:42.01:49.6 (4)
1:52.4 (1)
Q
3Cesare Beltrami / Cesare ZilioliITA3:44.11:47.3 (3)
1:56.8 (3)
Q
4Holger Zander / Berni SchulzeFRG3:50.81:46.3 (2)
2:04.5 (4)
5Paul Gnamia M'Boule / N'GamaCIV4:09.81:54.4 (5)
2:15.4 (6)
6Arpad Simonyik / Jean BarréCAN4:14.51:59.4 (6)
2:15.1 (5)
DNSKarl-Gustav von Alfthan / Heikki MäkeläFIN– (–)
– (–)

Heat Three (11:15)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Klaus Heinroth / Manfred EhrhardtGDR3:50.31:50.4 (2)
1:59.9 (1)
Q
2Staniša Radmanović / Zlatomir ŠuvačkiYUG3:51.51:49.1 (1)
2:02.4 (3)
Q
3Peter Lawler / Mark WhitbyGBR3:53.51:51.7 (3)
2:01.8 (2)
Q
4Alonso Heinze / Jerónimo GómezMEX4:09.91:56.2 (4)
2:13.7 (4)
DNSHans-Viggo Knudsen / Erik HansenDEN– (–)
– (–)
DNSEgil Søby / Jan JohansenNOR– (–)
– (–)

Repêchage (23 October 1968)

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

Heat One (10:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Jean-Pierre Burny / Herman NaegelsBEL3:47.641:49.75 (1)
1:57.89 (1)
Q
2Adrian Powell / John SouthwoodAUS3:50.821:51.48 (2)
1:59.34 (2)
Q
3Paul Gnamia M'Boule / N'GamaCIV4:07.981:53.87 (3)
2:14.11 (3)
Q

Heat Two (11:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Holger Zander / Berni SchulzeFRG3:50.081:48.90 (1)
2:01.18 (1)
Q
2Lars Andersson / Gunnar UtterbergSWE3:54.181:51.33 (2)
2:02.85 (2)
Q
3Arpad Simonyik / Jean BarréCAN3:59.031:52.60 (3)
2:06.43 (4)
Q
4Paul Beachem / Peter WeigandUSA4:00.041:55.56 (4)
2:04.48 (3)
5Alonso Heinze / Jerónimo GómezMEX4:11.571:56.39 (5)
2:15.18 (5)

Semi-Finals (24 October 1968)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (10:15)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Atanasie Sciotnic / Aurel VernescuROU3:43.941:45.28 (1)
1:58.66 (1)
Q
2Jean-Pierre Burny / Herman NaegelsBEL3:44.631:45.80 (2)
1:58.83 (2)
Q
3Paul Hoekstra / Toon GeurtsNED3:53.051:47.92 (3)
2:05.13 (3)
Q
4Arpad Simonyik / Jean BarréCAN3:58.371:52.98 (5)
2:05.39 (4)
5Peter Lawler / Mark WhitbyGBR3:59.501:51.12 (4)
2:08.38 (5)

Heat Two (10:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Aleksandr Shaparenko / Vladimir MorozovURS3:44.391:46.65 (2)
1:57.74 (1)
Q
2Gerhard Seibold / Günther PfaffAUT3:46.301:45.43 (1)
2:00.87 (3)
Q
3Holger Zander / Berni SchulzeFRG3:49.191:49.37 (4)
1:59.82 (2)
Q
4Staniša Radmanović / Zlatomir ŠuvačkiYUG3:53.601:48.10 (3)
2:05.50 (4)
5Paul Gnamia M'Boule / N'GamaCIV4:01.311:50.59 (5)
2:10.72 (5)

Heat Three (10:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Csaba Giczy / István TímárHUN3:45.771:50.61 (1)
1:55.16 (2)
Q
2Cesare Beltrami / Cesare ZilioliITA3:48.691:52.61 (3)
1:56.08 (3)
Q
3Lars Andersson / Gunnar UtterbergSWE3:48.971:54.14 (5)
1:54.83 (1)
Q
4Klaus Heinroth / Manfred EhrhardtGDR3:51.781:53.33 (4)
1:58.45 (4)
5Adrian Powell / John SouthwoodAUS3:52.171:51.92 (2)
2:00.25 (5)

Final Round (25 October 1968 — 10:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m
1Aleksandr Shaparenko / Vladimir MorozovURS3:37.541:47.21 (2)
1:50.33 (1)
2Csaba Giczy / István TímárHUN3:38.441:48.08 (4)
1:50.36 (2)
3Gerhard Seibold / Günther PfaffAUT3:40.711:47.57 (3)
1:53.14 (5)
4Paul Hoekstra / Toon GeurtsNED3:41.361:48.93 (6)
1:52.43 (4)
5Lars Andersson / Gunnar UtterbergSWE3:41.991:51.26 (8)
1:50.73 (3)
6Atanasie Sciotnic / Aurel VernescuROU3:45.181:46.35 (1)
1:58.83 (8)
7Jean-Pierre Burny / Herman NaegelsBEL3:45.211:48.64 (5)
1:56.57 (7)
8Cesare Beltrami / Cesare ZilioliITA3:46.081:50.04 (7)
1:56.04 (6)
9Holger Zander / Berni SchulzeFRG4:02.981:51.46 (9)
2:11.52 (9)