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Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres, Men

Date23 – 27 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Kopelatodramio Skhoinia, Schinias National Park
Participants40 from 10 countries

Hungary was the reigning Olympic champion in the K-4 1000, but its only major international title in the last three years came at the 2004 European Championships. It was also runner-up at the 2002 edition, as well as at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. The nation brought its defending Olympic lineup, Zoltán Kammerer, Botond Storcz, Ákos Vereckei, and Gábor Horváth, to the 2004 Games. Germany, the other traditionally strong nation in this event, had seen a little more success, winning the 2001 World Championships, being runner-up in 2002 and a bronze medalist in 2003, and coming in second at the 2001 European Championships. It was Slovakia, however, that had become the dominant power, winning the Worlds in 2002 and 2003 and the Europeans in 2001 and 2002. Both Slovakia and Hungary won their heats and qualified directly for the final, with the latter doing so in Olympic record time. Germany was third in Hungary’s heat, behind 2001 European bronze medalist Belarus, but was also able to avoid the semi-finals. Hungary was dominant in the medal round, winning gold almost two seconds ahead of Germany, who in turn was able to capture silver without too much difficulty. Slovakia, meanwhile, had to stave off a challenge from Bulgaria, bronze medalist at the 2002 European and World Championships, in order to claim bronze.

PosNrBoatNOCR1SFFinal
1122/123/132/124HungaryHUN2:51.010 (1 h2)2:56.919 (1)Gold
Zoltán KammererBotond StorczÁkos VereckeiGábor Horváth
2104/105/106/107GermanyGER2:52.678 (3 h2)2:58.659 (2)Silver
Andreas IhleMark ZabelBjörn BachStefan Ulm
3210/211/212/213SlovakiaSVK2:53.256 (1 h1)2:59.314 (3)Bronze
Richard RiszdorferMichal RiszdorferErik VlčekJuraj Bača
430/29/33/28BulgariaBUL2:54.252 (2 h1)2:59.622 (4)
Milko KazanovIvan HristovPetar MerkovYordan Yordanov
5157/158/159/160NorwayNOR2:54.894 (4 h2)2:54.350 (2)3:01.698 (5)
Jacob NorenbergAlexander WefaldAndreas GjersøeMattis Næss
620/21/22/23BelarusBLR2:52.170 (2 h2)3:02.419 (6)
Raman PiatrushenkaAliaksei AbalmasauDziamian TurchynVadzim Makhneu
7183/184/190/191RomaniaROU2:55.324 (4 h1)2:53.994 (1)3:03.107 (7)
Marian BăbanAlexandru CeaușuCorneli Vasile CuruzanȘtefan Vasile
8171/172/168/174PolandPOL2:55.240 (3 h1)3:03.562 (8)
Tomasz MendelskiRafał GłażewskiAdam SeroczyńskiDariusz Białkowski
940/41/42/43CanadaCAN2:56.336 (5 h1)2:55.926 (3)3:07.714 (9)
Steven JorensRichard Dessureault-DoberRyan CuthbertAndrew Willows
4 h1 r2/3243/244/246/245UzbekistanUZB3:01.446 (5 h2)2:56.594 (4)
Aleksey BabdazhanovDmitry StrykovSergey BorzovAnton Ryakhov

Round One (23 August 2004 — 10:40-11:00)

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

Heat One (10:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1SlovakiaSVK2:53.25642.43 (4)
43.05 (2)
1:25.48 (2)
44.42 (1)
2:09.90 (1)
43.356 (3)
Q
Richard RiszdorferMichal RiszdorferErik VlčekJuraj Bača
2BulgariaBUL2:54.25241.88 (1)
42.84 (1)
1:24.72 (1)
45.97 (3)
2:10.69 (2)
43.562 (4)
Q
Milko KazanovIvan HristovPetar MerkovYordan Yordanov
3PolandPOL2:55.24042.85 (5)
43.13 (3)
1:25.98 (4)
46.98 (5)
2:12.96 (5)
42.280 (1)
Q
Tomasz MendelskiRafał GłażewskiAdam SeroczyńskiDariusz Białkowski
4RomaniaROU2:55.32442.17 (3)
44.04 (5)
1:26.21 (5)
46.11 (4)
2:12.32 (4)
43.004 (2)
q
Marian BăbanAlexandru CeaușuCorneli Vasile CuruzanȘtefan Vasile
5CanadaCAN2:56.33641.98 (2)
43.67 (4)
1:25.65 (3)
45.58 (2)
2:11.23 (3)
45.106 (5)
q
Steven JorensRichard Dessureault-DoberRyan CuthbertAndrew Willows

Heat Two (10:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1HungaryHUN2:51.01040.92 (2)
42.86 (3)
1:23.78 (2)
43.62 (1)
2:07.40 (2)
43.610 (2)
QOB
Zoltán KammererBotond StorczÁkos VereckeiGábor Horváth
2BelarusBLR2:52.17040.20 (1)
42.78 (2)
1:22.98 (1)
43.83 (2)
2:06.81 (1)
45.360 (3)
Q
Raman PiatrushenkaAliaksei AbalmasauDziamian TurchynVadzim Makhneu
3GermanyGER2:52.67841.89 (3)
43.01 (4)
1:24.90 (3)
44.47 (4)
2:09.37 (3)
43.308 (1)
Q
Andreas IhleMark ZabelBjörn BachStefan Ulm
4NorwayNOR2:54.89443.22 (5)
41.77 (1)
1:24.99 (4)
44.41 (3)
2:09.40 (4)
45.494 (4)
q
Jacob NorenbergAlexander WefaldAndreas GjersøeMattis Næss
5UzbekistanUZB3:01.44642.71 (4)
43.66 (5)
1:26.37 (5)
46.69 (5)
2:13.06 (5)
48.386 (5)
q
Aleksey BabdazhanovDmitry StrykovSergey BorzovAnton Ryakhov

Semi-Finals (25 August 2004 — 10:00-10:10)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1RomaniaROU2:53.99440.74 (1)
43.68 (2)
1:24.42 (1)
45.15 (4)
2:09.57 (1)
44.424 (2)
Q
Marian BăbanAlexandru CeaușuCorneli Vasile CuruzanȘtefan Vasile
2NorwayNOR2:54.35042.00 (2)
43.95 (3)
1:25.95 (2)
44.27 (3)
2:10.22 (2)
44.130 (1)
Q
Jacob NorenbergAlexander WefaldAndreas GjersøeMattis Næss
3CanadaCAN2:55.92642.22 (3)
45.00 (4)
1:27.22 (3)
44.01 (2)
2:11.23 (3)
44.696 (3)
Q
Steven JorensRichard Dessureault-DoberRyan CuthbertAndrew Willows
4UzbekistanUZB2:56.59443.98 (4)
43.66 (1)
1:27.64 (4)
43.89 (1)
2:11.53 (4)
45.064 (4)
Aleksey BabdazhanovDmitry StrykovSergey BorzovAnton Ryakhov

Final Round (27 August 2004 — 10:25-10:35)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1HungaryHUN2:56.91943.06 (3)
44.31 (1)
1:27.37 (1)
44.59 (1)
2:11.96 (1)
44.959 (2)
Zoltán KammererBotond StorczÁkos VereckeiGábor Horváth
2GermanyGER2:58.65943.24 (5)
44.52 (=2)
1:27.76 (2)
45.82 (2)
2:13.58 (2)
45.079 (3)
Andreas IhleMark ZabelBjörn BachStefan Ulm
3SlovakiaSVK2:59.31443.42 (7)
44.52 (=2)
1:27.94 (3)
45.86 (3)
2:13.80 (3)
45.514 (5)
Richard RiszdorferMichal RiszdorferErik VlčekJuraj Bača
4BulgariaBUL2:59.62242.91 (2)
45.87 (6)
1:28.78 (6)
46.88 (7)
2:15.66 (6)
43.962 (1)
Milko KazanovIvan HristovPetar MerkovYordan Yordanov
5NorwayNOR3:01.69843.74 (8)
46.40 (7)
1:30.14 (8)
46.23 (5)
2:16.37 (7)
45.328 (4)
Jacob NorenbergAlexander WefaldAndreas GjersøeMattis Næss
6BelarusBLR3:02.41942.81 (1)
45.41 (5)
1:28.22 (5)
46.18 (4)
2:14.40 (4)
48.019 (8)
Raman PiatrushenkaAliaksei AbalmasauDziamian TurchynVadzim Makhneu
7RomaniaROU3:03.10743.37 (6)
46.53 (8)
1:29.90 (7)
47.34 (8)
2:17.24 (8)
45.867 (6)
Marian BăbanAlexandru CeaușuCorneli Vasile CuruzanȘtefan Vasile
8PolandPOL3:03.56243.15 (4)
44.98 (4)
1:28.13 (4)
46.73 (6)
2:14.86 (5)
48.702 (9)
Tomasz MendelskiRafał GłażewskiAdam SeroczyńskiDariusz Białkowski
9CanadaCAN3:07.71444.60 (9)
46.88 (9)
1:31.48 (9)
48.27 (9)
2:19.75 (9)
47.964 (7)
Steven JorensRichard Dessureault-DoberRyan CuthbertAndrew Willows