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Canadian Singles, Slalom, Men

Date17 – 18 August 2004
LocationOlympiako Kentro Kanoe/Kagiak Slalom, Olympiako Syngrotima Ellenikou, Hellinikon
Participants16 from 14 countries

Two former Olympic champions, Slovakia’s Michal Martikán (1996) and France’s Tony Estanguet (2000) returned to the Games in 2004 in the hopes of nabbing another title in the C-1 slalom. Martikán was also the 2000 runner-up and had won the last two editions of the World Championships, while Estanguet had been the 2002 European and 2003 World runner-up. Mariusz Wieczorek of Poland and Tomáš Indruch of the Czech Republic were the 2002 and 2004 European champions respectively. Martikán, Estanguet, Wieczorek, and Indruch finished in the top four in the qualifying round, but Wieczorek was eliminated after a poor run in the first round of the final. Martikán and Estanguet again finished first and second, while Indruch was fifth and Germany’s Stefan Pfannmöller was third. In the second portion, Estanguet and Martikán finished third and fourth, with the former earning just enough points to defend his title and leave the Slovakian with another silver medal. Pfannmöller, meanwhile, had the highest score after the second run, but it was still only good enough to hang on to bronze.

11Tony EstanguetFRAGold
25Michal MartikánSVKSilver
32Stefan PfannmöllerGERBronze
43Rob BellAUS
514Tomáš IndruchCZE
66Simeon HočevarSLO
710Jordi SangráESP
84Stuart McIntoshGBR
98Jamie CartwrightCAN
1012Mariusz WieczorekPOL
117Ronnie DürrenmattSUI
1216Danko HercegCRO
1311Krzysztof SupowiczPOL
149Nicolas PeschierFRA
1515Khristos TsakmakisGRE
1613Chris Ennis, Jr.USA

Qualifying (17 August 2004 — 10:00-10:40, 12:00-12:40)

Two runs, total points of both runs to count. Top 12 finishers advanced to the final.

Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
PosOrdBoatNOCTotalRun OneRun Two
112Michal MartikánSVK201.44103.51 (6)97.93 (1)Q
216Tony EstanguetFRA201.5399.23 (1)102.30 (5)Q
35Mariusz WieczorekPOL201.80103.14 (5)98.66 (2)Q
43Tomáš IndruchCZE202.6899.81 (2)102.87 (=7)Q
513Stuart McIntoshGBR202.7499.87 (3)102.87 (=7)Q
61Danko HercegCRO204.17103.84 (7)100.33 (3)Q
715Stefan PfannmöllerGER205.88104.34 (10)101.54 (4)Q
810Ronnie DürrenmattSUI206.46103.91 (8)102.55 (6)Q
911Simeon HočevarSLO209.35104.17 (9)105.18 (11)Q
109Jamie CartwrightCAN210.96105.79 (11)105.17 (10)Q
117Jordi SangráESP212.54108.48 (14)104.06 (9)Q
1214Rob BellAUS212.68100.11 (4)112.57 (13)Q
136Krzysztof SupowiczPOL217.20107.26 (12)109.94 (12)
148Nicolas PeschierFRA221.36108.74 (15)112.62 (14)
152Khristos TsakmakisGRE225.54108.22 (13)117.32 (15)
164Chris Ennis, Jr.USA290.73156.94 (16)133.79 (16)

Semi-Finals (18 August 2004 — 10:00-10:30)

One run. Top 8 advanced to final.

Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
112Michal MartikánSVK93.251:33.250Q
211Tony EstanguetFRA93.371:33.370Q
36Stefan PfannmöllerGER96.991:36.990Q
41Rob BellAUS97.481:35.482Q
59Tomáš IndruchCZE98.221:36.222Q
62Jordi SangráESP99.841:37.842Q
78Stuart McIntoshGBR100.081:38.082Q
84Simeon HočevarSLO100.241:38.242Q
93Jamie CartwrightCAN100.451:40.450
1010Mariusz WieczorekPOL101.301:41.300
115Ronnie DürrenmattSUI102.521:42.520
127Danko HercegCRO203.491:43.49100

Final Round (17 – 18 August 2004)

Downstream gates14
Total gates20
Upstream gates6
PosOrdBoatNOCTotalRun OneRun Two
17Tony EstanguetFRA189.1693.37 (2)95.79 (3)
28Michal MartikánSVK189.2893.25 (1)96.03 (4)
36Stefan PfannmöllerGER191.5696.99 (3)94.57 (1)
45Rob BellAUS192.8397.48 (4)95.35 (2)
54Tomáš IndruchCZE195.2898.22 (5)97.06 (5)
61Simeon HočevarSLO199.78100.24 (8)99.54 (6)
73Jordi SangráESP200.4199.84 (6)100.57 (7)
82Stuart McIntoshGBR211.19100.08 (7)111.11 (8)