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Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men

Date27 September – 1 October 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith, New South Wales
Participants38 from 19 countries

Germany’s Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche had won the men’s K-2 500 at the last two Olympics, but had both retired by the 2000 Games. Their nation had not earned a medal in this event at the European or World Championships since their 1996 victory, but sent the promising duo of Ronald Rauhe and Tim Wieskötter to Sydney. The 1996 Olympic bronze medalists, Danny Collins and Andrew Trim of Australia, had been the 1997 World Champions and 1999 bronze medalists, while Marek Twardowski and Adam Wysocki of Poland were the reigning European and World Champions. Slovakia’s Juraj Bača and Michal Riszdorfer had been the 1998 World Champions, while Beniamino Bonomi of Italy, one of the 1996 Olympic runners-up, had been the 1997 and 1998 World runner-up and the 1997 European champion with Luca Negri, although he was partnered with double Olympic champion Antonio Rossi in 2000.

Germany defeated Poland in the first opening heat to advance directly to the final, while Slovenia was bested by Hungary’s Zoltán Kammerer and Botond Storcz, the latter of whom had been one of the most recent World runners-up. Australia and Italy, meanwhile, were sent to the semi-finals by Sweden’s Henrik Nilsson and Markus Oscarsson. Poland, Slovenia, and Italy met in the semi-final, which the latter won while Slovenia was eliminated in favor of Americans Peter Newton and Angel Pérez. The final was a battle between Australia and Hungary, the latter of whom was able to push forward and capture the gold medal, leaving the former with silver at their home Olympics. The fight for bronze, meanwhile, was between Germany, France’s Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb and Philippe Aubertin, and Poland, who finished in that order a mere 0.192 seconds apart. The Hungarians thus became double Olympic champions at these Games, as they had also been part of the crew that had won the K-4 1000 the day before.

PosNumberPairNOCR1SFFinal
1Zoltán Kammerer / Botond StorczHUN1:31.144 (1 h2)1:47.055 (1)Gold
2Andrew Trim / Danny CollinsAUS1:30.393 (2 h3)1:31.475 (1 h1)1:47.895 (2)Silver
3Ronny Rauhe / Tim WieskötterGER1:30.502 (1 h1)1:48.771 (3)Bronze
4Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb / Philippe AubertinFRA1:32.902 (3 h2)1:32.597 (3 h1)1:48.921 (4)
5Marek Twardowski / Adam WysockiPOL1:32.350 (2 h1)1:30.026 (2 h2)1:48.963 (5)
6Peter Newton / Ángel PérezUSA1:33.646 (4 h1)1:31.082 (3 h2)1:52.617 (6)
7Antonio Rossi / Beniamino BonomiITA1:32.193 (3 h3)1:29.888 (1 h2)1:52.635 (7)
8Petar Sibinkich / Milko KazanovBUL1:33.682 (6 h2)1:31.919 (2 h1)1:52.725 (8)
9Henrik Nilsson / Markus OscarssonSWE1:30.051 (1 h3)1:56.301 (9)
4 h1 r2/3Paw Madsen / Jesper Møllegaard StaalDEN1:32.613 (4 h3)1:32.867 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3Juraj Bača / Michal RiszdorferSVK1:32.026 (2 h2)1:31.484 (4 h2)
5 h1 r2/3Roman Zarubin / Aleksandr IvanikRUS1:35.212 (6 h1)1:32.963 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3Egidijus Balčiūnas / Alvydas DuonėlaLTU1:32.931 (5 h3)1:32.084 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3Corneli Vasile Curuzan / Romică ȘerbanROU1:33.184 (4 h2)1:32.975 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3Radek Záruba / Pavel HolubářCZE1:33.490 (5 h2)1:33.056 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/3Paul Darby-Dowman / Ross SabbertonGBR1:32.782 (3 h1)1:33.173 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3Eirik Verås Larsen / Nils Olav FjeldheimNOR1:35.619 (6 h3)1:34.712 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3Rami Zur / Ro'l YellinISR1:34.774 (5 h1)1:34.241 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/3Sebastián Cuattrin / GutoBRA1:35.662 (7 h1)1:45.868 (8 h2)

Round One

Date27 September 2000
FormatWinner of each heat advanced to the final. All others advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat #1

Time10:00
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
14Ronny Rauhe / Tim WieskötterGER1:30.50244.03 (1)46.472 (2)Q
25Marek Twardowski / Adam WysockiPOL1:32.35046.1 (5)46.25 (1)q
32Paul Darby-Dowman / Ross SabbertonGBR1:32.78245.12 (3)47.662 (3)q
43Peter Newton / Ángel PérezUSA1:33.64645.58 (4)48.066 (4)q
57Rami Zur / Ro'l YellinISR1:34.77446.51 (6)48.264 (5)q
66Roman Zarubin / Aleksandr IvanikRUS1:35.21244.67 (2)50.542 (7)q
71Sebastián Cuattrin / GutoBRA1:35.66246.54 (7)49.122 (6)q

Heat #2

Time10:10
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
15Zoltán Kammerer / Botond StorczHUN1:31.14445.12 (3)46.024 (1)Q
24Juraj Bača / Michal RiszdorferSVK1:32.02644.78 (2)47.246 (3)q
32Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb / Philippe AubertinFRA1:32.90245.81 (5)47.092 (2)q
47Corneli Vasile Curuzan / Romică ȘerbanROU1:33.18444.43 (1)48.754 (6)q
56Radek Záruba / Pavel HolubářCZE1:33.49045.47 (4)48.02 (5)q
63Petar Sibinkich / Milko KazanovBUL1:33.68246.12 (6)47.562 (4)q

Heat #3

Time10:20
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
13Henrik Nilsson / Markus OscarssonSWE1:30.05143.64 (1)46.411 (2)Q
25Andrew Trim / Danny CollinsAUS1:30.39344.05 (2)46.343 (1)q
34Antonio Rossi / Beniamino BonomiITA1:32.19344.84 (4)47.353 (3)q
47Paw Madsen / Jesper Møllegaard StaalDEN1:32.61345.16 (5)47.453 (4)q
56Egidijus Balčiūnas / Alvydas DuonėlaLTU1:32.93144.63 (3)48.301 (5)q
62Eirik Verås Larsen / Nils Olav FjeldheimNOR1:35.61946.8 (6)48.819 (6)q

Semi-Finals

Date29 September 2000
FormatTop three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat #1

Time10:30
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
15Andrew Trim / Danny CollinsAUS1:31.47545.09 (4)46.385 (1)Q
28Petar Sibinkich / Milko KazanovBUL1:31.91944.28 (1)47.639 (5)Q
34Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb / Philippe AubertinFRA1:32.59746.1 (7)46.497 (2)Q
43Paw Madsen / Jesper Møllegaard StaalDEN1:32.86745.52 (5)47.347 (4)
59Roman Zarubin / Aleksandr IvanikRUS1:32.96344.92 (3)48.043 (7)
67Corneli Vasile Curuzan / Romică ȘerbanROU1:32.97544.65 (2)48.325 (8)
76Paul Darby-Dowman / Ross SabbertonGBR1:33.17345.93 (6)47.243 (3)
82Rami Zur / Ro'l YellinISR1:34.24146.41 (8)47.831 (6)

Heat #2

Time10:40
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
16Antonio Rossi / Beniamino BonomiITA1:29.88844.18 (2)45.708 (4)Q
25Marek Twardowski / Adam WysockiPOL1:30.02645.67 (5)44.356 (1)Q
33Peter Newton / Ángel PérezUSA1:31.08243.82 (1)47.262 (5)Q
44Juraj Bača / Michal RiszdorferSVK1:31.48446.2 (6)45.284 (2)
52Egidijus Balčiūnas / Alvydas DuonėlaLTU1:32.08446.46 (7)45.624 (3)
67Radek Záruba / Pavel HolubářCZE1:33.05644.82 (3)48.236 (6)
78Eirik Verås Larsen / Nils Olav FjeldheimNOR1:34.71245.43 (4)49.282 (7)
89Sebastián Cuattrin / GutoBRA1:45.86846.85 (8)59.018 (8)

Final Round

Date1 October 2000 — 10:05
PosLanePairNOCTime250 m250-500 m
14Zoltán Kammerer / Botond StorczHUN1:47.05553.92 (1)53.135 (1)
23Andrew Trim / Danny CollinsAUS1:47.89554.42 (2)53.475 (3)
35Ronny Rauhe / Tim WieskötterGER1:48.77155.17 (3)53.601 (5)
41Bâbak Amir-Tahmasseb / Philippe AubertinFRA1:48.92155.41 (4)53.511 (4)
52Marek Twardowski / Adam WysockiPOL1:48.96355.63 (5)53.333 (2)
69Peter Newton / Ángel PérezUSA1:52.61757.15 (9)55.467 (6)
77Antonio Rossi / Beniamino BonomiITA1:52.63556 (6)56.635 (8)
88Petar Sibinkich / Milko KazanovBUL1:52.72556.39 (7)56.335 (7)
96Henrik Nilsson / Markus OscarssonSWE1:56.30156.76 (8)59.541 (9)