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Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men

Date3 – 7 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationCanal Olímpico de Cataluña, Castelldefels
Participants19 from 19 countries

In addition to being the most recent Olympic runner-up, Mykhailo Slivinsky of the Soviet Union had won the C-1 500 at the last three World Championships and, competing under the banner of the Unified Team, was considered the favorite to take gold in the event at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Defending Olympic champion Olaf Heukrodt of Germany, who was also the 1989 World runner-up and 1991 bronze medalist, would certainly be among his challengers, as would 1988 Olympic bronze medalist Martin Marinov of Bulgaria’s successor, Nikolay Buhalov. Buhalov was not only the most recent World runner-up, but was the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist in the K-1 1000. Cuba’s Armando Silega was the reigning Pan American champion.

Slivinsky not only defeated Heukrodt in the opening heats, but did so in Olympic record time, while Buhalov and Canada’s Steve Giles took the other heats. Silega, meanwhile, was last in Buhalov’s heat and survived the repêchage only to be eliminated in Slivinsky’s semi-final heat. Heukrodt came second to Buhalov in the other heat, while Giles only survived by being the faster of the two fifth-place finishers. Slivinsky and Buhalov battled down to the line, but the Bulgarian was just able to outperform the favorite and take the gold medal by 0.25 seconds, leaving silver to the former Soviet. Heukrodt, meanwhile, settled for bronze, while Buhalov would go on to upset another former Soviet favorite the following day by winning the C-1 1000 ahead of Ivans Klementjevs of Latvia.

PosNrBoatNOCR1RepSFFinal
1027Nikolay BuhalovBUL1:53.64 (1 h2)1:53.32 (1 h1)1:51.15 (1)GoldOB
2107Mykhailo SlivinskyEUN1:51.82 (1 h1)1:52.28 (1 h2)1:51.40 (2)Silver
3148Olaf HeukrodtGER1:53.91 (2 h1)1:53.74 (2 h1)1:53.00 (3)Bronze
4312Slavomír KňazovickýTCH1:54.37 (3 h1)1:54.04 (3 h1)1:54.51 (4)
5180Imre PulaiHUN1:54.68 (2 h2)1:54.64 (2 h2)1:54.86 (5)
6043Steve GilesCAN1:53.50 (1 h3)1:54.94 (5 h1)1:55.80 (6)
7130Pascal SylvozFRA1:54.60 (4 h1)1:55.72 (1 h1)1:54.38 (4 h1)1:55.96 (7)
8269Victor PartnoiROU1:56.40 (3 h2)1:56.00 (4 h2)1:57.34 (8)
AC r4/4137Eric JamiesonGBR1:54.80 (2 h3)1:55.90 (3 h2)[1:56.61] (DQ)
5 h2 r3/4198Franco LizzioITA1:57.62 (6 h1)1:54.72 (1 h2)1:56.02 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4217Jefimijs KlementjevsLAT1:56.53 (3 h3)1:56.96 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4336Fred SpauldingUSA1:56.86 (4 h2)1:57.48 (5 h2)1:57.48 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4295Peter LiljedahlSWE1:59.07 (6 h3)1:55.29 (3 h2)1:58.26 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4080Francisco LópezESP1:58.84 (5 h3)1:56.60 (4 h2)1:57.51 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4214Park Chang-GyuKOR1:56.05 (5 h1)1:55.16 (2 h2)1:58.61 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4065Armando SilegaCUB1:58.78 (6 h2)1:56.25 (3 h1)1:59.22 (8 h2)
9 h1 r3/4253Mariusz WalkowiakPOL1:58.14 (5 h2)1:59.24 (4 h1)2:00.28 (9 h1)
9 h2 r3/4092Tiit TikerpeEST1:57.95 (4 h3)1:56.24 (2 h1)2:06.24 (9 h2)
5 h1 r2/4024Aleksandar ĐurićBIH2:07.12 (7 h1)2:04.68 (5 h1)

Round One (3 August 1992)

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

Heat One (9:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Mykhailo SlivinskyEUN1:51.8255.31 (2)
56.51 (1)
QOB
2Olaf HeukrodtGER1:53.9155.26 (1)
58.65 (4)
Q
3Slavomír KňazovickýTCH1:54.3756.23 (4)
58.14 (3)
Q
4Pascal SylvozFRA1:54.6056.49 (5)
58.11 (2)
5Park Chang-GyuKOR1:56.0556.93 (6)
59.12 (5)
6Franco LizzioITA1:57.6256.09 (3)
1:01.53 (6)
7Aleksandar ĐurićBIH2:07.1259.93 (7)
1:07.19 (7)

Heat Two (9:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Nikolay BuhalovBUL1:53.6455.57 (2)
58.07 (1)
Q
2Imre PulaiHUN1:54.6855.44 (1)
59.24 (3)
Q
3Victor PartnoiROU1:56.4057.31 (5)
59.09 (2)
Q
4Fred SpauldingUSA1:56.8657.23 (4)
59.63 (4)
5Mariusz WalkowiakPOL1:58.1457.35 (6)
1:00.79 (5)
6Armando SilegaCUB1:58.7856.78 (3)
1:02.00 (6)

Heat Three (10:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Steve GilesCAN1:53.5055.69 (2)
57.81 (1)
Q
2Eric JamiesonGBR1:54.8055.41 (1)
59.39 (=2)
Q
3Jefimijs KlementjevsLAT1:56.5357.04 (4)
59.49 (4)
Q
4Tiit TikerpeEST1:57.9558.56 (6)
59.39 (=2)
5Francisco LópezESP1:58.8456.46 (3)
1:02.38 (6)
6Peter LiljedahlSWE1:59.0757.78 (5)
1:01.29 (5)

Repêchage (3 August 1992)

Top four in each heat and fastest fifth advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (17:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Pascal SylvozFRA1:55.7256.71 (2)
59.01 (1)
Q
2Tiit TikerpeEST1:56.2456.90 (3)
59.34 (2)
Q
3Armando SilegaCUB1:56.2555.64 (1)
1:00.61 (3)
Q
4Mariusz WalkowiakPOL1:59.2457.00 (4)
1:02.24 (4)
Q
5Aleksandar ĐurićBIH2:04.6858.95 (5)
1:05.73 (5)

Heat Two (17:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Franco LizzioITA1:54.7255.79 (1)
58.93 (3)
Q
2Park Chang-GyuKOR1:55.1656.76 (4)
58.40 (1)
Q
3Peter LiljedahlSWE1:55.2956.59 (3)
58.70 (2)
Q
4Francisco LópezESP1:56.6056.55 (2)
1:00.05 (5)
Q
5Fred SpauldingUSA1:57.4858.13 (5)
59.35 (4)
q

Semi-Finals (5 August 1992)

Top four in each heat and fastest fifth advanced to the final.

Heat One (9:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Nikolay BuhalovBUL1:53.3255.70 (1)
57.62 (1)
Q
2Olaf HeukrodtGER1:53.7455.98 (3)
57.76 (2)
Q
3Slavomír KňazovickýTCH1:54.0455.79 (2)
58.25 (5)
Q
4Pascal SylvozFRA1:54.3856.32 (4)
58.06 (3)
Q
5Steve GilesCAN1:54.9456.81 (5)
58.13 (4)
q
6Jefimijs KlementjevsLAT1:56.9656.96 (6)
1:00.00 (7)
7Peter LiljedahlSWE1:58.2658.83 (9)
59.43 (6)
8Park Chang-GyuKOR1:58.6156.97 (7)
1:01.64 (8)
9Mariusz WalkowiakPOL2:00.2858.46 (8)
1:01.82 (9)

Heat Two (9:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Mykhailo SlivinskyEUN1:52.2855.41 (1)
56.87 (1)
Q
2Imre PulaiHUN1:54.6455.68 (2)
58.96 (3)
Q
3Eric JamiesonGBR1:55.9056.14 (4)
59.76 (5)
Q
4Victor PartnoiROU1:56.0057.27 (7)
58.73 (2)
Q
5Franco LizzioITA1:56.0256.09 (3)
59.93 (6)
6Fred SpauldingUSA1:57.4858.22 (8)
59.26 (4)
7Francisco LópezESP1:57.5156.73 (6)
1:00.78 (7)
8Armando SilegaCUB1:59.2256.41 (5)
1:02.81 (8)
9Tiit TikerpeEST2:06.2458.89 (9)
1:07.35 (9)

Final Round (7 August 1992 — 9:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1Nikolay BuhalovBUL1:51.1554.92 (2)
56.23 (1)
OB
2Mykhailo SlivinskyEUN1:51.4054.68 (1)
56.72 (2)
3Olaf HeukrodtGER1:53.0055.67 (3)
57.33 (3)
4Slavomír KňazovickýTCH1:54.5155.76 (4)
58.75 (4)
5Imre PulaiHUN1:54.8655.97 (5)
58.89 (5)
6Steve GilesCAN1:55.8056.83 (7)
58.97 (6)
7Pascal SylvozFRA1:55.9656.25 (6)
59.71 (8)
8Victor PartnoiROU1:57.3457.64 (8)
59.70 (7)
DQEric JamiesonGBR[1:56.61][56.38] ([9])
[1:00.23] (–)