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Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men

Date28 July 1996 — 10:00-13:30
StatusOlympic
LocationOcoee Whitewater Center, Polk County, Tennessee
Participants30 from 10 countries
FormatTwo runs, best score of two to count.
Venue detailsDownstream gates: 18
Total gates: 25
Upstream gates: 7

Both the 1992 Olympic runners-up, Miroslav Šimek and Jiří Rohan of the Czech Republic, and bronze medalists, Franck Adisson and Wilfrid Forgues, returned to the Olympics in 1996 in the hopes of improving upon their previous performance. Šimek and Rohan were also the 1993 World Champions, while Adisson and Forgues had been third in 1993 and runners-up in 1995. Swiss brothers Peter and Ueli Matti were the reigning European champions, while Poland’s Krzysztof Kołomański and Michał Staniszewski were the most recent World Champions.

Kołomański and Staniszewski performed the best of these pairs in the first run, finishing in fourth place, while the Matti brothers were eighth, Adisson and Forgues were tenth, and Šimek and Rohan were 14th. The top three spots went to André Ehrenberg and Michael Senft of Germany, twin brothers Petr and Pavel Štercl of the Czech Republic, and Emmanuel Del Rey and Thierry Saïdi of France. Of all of these teams, only the Štercl brothers failed to post a better mark in the second round, with the most dramatic increase being that of Šimek and Rohan, who went from 14th to a silver medal; only Adisson and Forgues bettered their score. Ehrenberg and Senft, meanwhile, improved enough to stave off Del Rey and Saïdi’s challenge and remain on the podium with bronze.

PosNrBoatNOCTotal TimeRun OneRun Two
13Franck Adisson / Wilfrid ForguesFRA158.82192.85 (10)158.82 (1)Gold
21Miroslav Šimek / Jiří RohanCZE160.16231.77 (14)160.16 (2)Silver
32André Ehrenberg / Michael SenftGER163.72167.33 (1)163.72 (3)Bronze
44Manfred Berro / Michael TrummerGER163.72180.55 (6)163.72 (4)
59Emmanuel Del Rey / Thierry SaïdiFRA165.47173.43 (3)165.47 (5)
67Petr Štercl / Pavel ŠterclCZE168.45168.45 (2)339.53 (15)
75Krzysztof Kołomański / Michał StaniszewskiPOL169.95173.78 (4)169.95 (6)
88Benoît Gauthier / François LetourneauCAN172.67179.83 (5)172.67 (7)
96Peter Matti / Ueli MattiSUI173.67186.31 (8)173.67 (8)
1015Ľuboš Šoška / Peter ŠoškaSVK175.38184.90 (7)175.38 (9)
1114Horace Holden / Wayne DickertUSA180.90224.69 (12)180.90 (10)
1211Craig Brown / Stewart PittGBR180.96189.81 (9)180.96 (11)
1310Roman Štrba / Roman VajsSVK194.40194.40 (11)200.67 (13)
1413Andrew Wilson / John FeltonAUS199.06254.48 (15)199.06 (12)
1512Andrzej Wójs / Sławomir MordarskiPOL213.07226.51 (13)213.07 (14)