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Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men

Date6 – 8 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationEton Dorney, Windsor
Participants24 from 12 countries
Olympic Record 3:09.190 / Antonio Rossi / Daniele Scarpa ITA / 3 August 1996

Martin Hollstein and Andreas Ihle of Germany were certainly the duo to beat in the K-2 1000 at the 2012 Summer Olympics; both were defending Olympic champions, 2010 World Champions, and 2011 European Champions. Ihle, the elder of the two, also had an impressive record in the K-4 1000, including a silver medal from the 2004 Olympics and a 2001 World Championship title. The Hungarian team of Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kökény could not be counted out, however, having stolen the European title from Germany in 2012. Kökény was a 2005 World Champion in the event, a feat he achieved alongside Gábor Kucsera, with whom he had also finished fourth at the 2008 Olympics. The reigning World Champions, Peter Gelle and Erik Vlček of Slovakia, were also contenders for the Olympic title, as were Sweden’s Markus Oscarsson and Henrik Nilsson. Olympic champions in 2004 and silver medalists in 2000, the Swedes had also been World Champions in 2002 and 2003, but were disqualified in the heats at the 2008 Summer Olympics for leaving their lane. Nonetheless they had emerged once more as silver medalists at most recent World Championships and were considered a threat for the podium, if not the gold medal.

Hungary mounted its challenge right from the start, recording the fastest time in the heats and advancing immediately to the final alongside the Germans, whose time was actually several seconds slower than the runners-up in Hungary’s heat, Portugal’s Fernando Pimenta and Emanuel Silva. The fastest time in the semi-finals came from Gelle and Vlček of Slovakia. In the final, Oscarsson and Nilsson came out with an early lead and held it through the first 750 metres of the course, with Dombi and Kökény never more than half a length behind. In the final stretch, however, the Swedes lost ground to the sprinting prowess of several nations, and eventually placed fifth. The Hungarians were in the lead, but won by only five-hundredths of a second as the Portuguese team charged past the rest of the pack and narrowly missed podium. It was a surprise silver medal for both Pimenta and Silva, as neither had previously medaled in the K-2 1000 at either the European or World Championships. As for the defending Olympic champions, Hollstein and Ihle, they began their final push just a little too late and ended up with the bronze medal.

PosNrBoatNOCR1SFFinal
1126/131Rudolf Dombi / Roland KökényHUN3:11.393 (1 h2)3:09.646 (1 h2)Gold
2176/179Fernando Pimenta / Emanuel SilvaPOR3:13.710 (2 h2)3:14.017 (3 h2)3:09.699 (2 h2)Silver
3116/118Martin Hollstein / Andreas IhleGER3:15.263 (1 h1)3:10.117 (3 h2)Bronze
417/20Dave Smith / Ken WallaceAUS3:19.073 (2 h1)3:13.239 (2 h1)3:11.456 (4 h2)
5239/237Markus Oscarsson / Henrik NilssonSWE3:16.590 (3 h2)3:13.125 (1 h1)3:11.803 (5 h2)
6198/203Ilya Medvedev / Anton RyakhovRUS3:21.086 (6 h2)3:12.901 (2 h2)3:12.047 (6 h2)
7163/162Darryl Fitzgerald / Steven FergusonNZL3:16.608 (4 h2)3:15.307 (3 h1)3:12.117 (7 h2)
8227/234Peter Gelle / Erik VlčekSVK3:19.571 (3 h1)3:12.690 (1 h2)3:12.519 (8 h2)
981/80Kim Knudsen / Emil StærDEN3:17.020 (5 h2)3:15.580 (4 h2)3:12.820 (1 h1)
1026/27Olivier Cauwenbergh / Laurens PannecouckeBEL3:24.304 (4 h1)3:15.655 (5 h2)3:13.298 (2 h1)
11150/151Yevgeny Alekseyev / Aleksey DergunovKAZ3:32.176 (5 h1)3:17.788 (4 h1)3:14.867 (3 h1)
1244/47Ryan Cochrane / Hugues FournelCAN3:55.748 (6 h1)3:29.819 (5 h1)3:18.550 (4 h1)

Round One (6 August 2012 — 10:18)

Winner in each heat advanced to final, rest advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One (10:18)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Martin Hollstein / Andreas IhleGER3:15.26347.94 (3)
48.04 (1)
1:35.98 (2)
48.41 (1)
2:24.39 (1)
50.870 (1)
Q
2Dave Smith / Ken WallaceAUS3:19.07345.83 (1)
49.10 (2)
1:34.93 (1)
51.51 (3)
2:26.44 (2)
52.630 (3)
q
3Peter Gelle / Erik VlčekSVK3:19.57148.47 (4)
49.13 (3)
1:37.60 (4)
49.95 (2)
2:27.55 (3)
52.020 (2)
q
4Olivier Cauwenbergh / Laurens PannecouckeBEL3:24.30447.53 (2)
49.16 (4)
1:36.69 (3)
52.31 (4)
2:29.00 (4)
55.300 (5)
q
5Yevgeny Alekseyev / Aleksey DergunovKAZ3:32.17649.14 (5)
52.83 (5)
1:41.97 (5)
55.19 (5)
2:37.16 (5)
55.010 (4)
q
6Ryan Cochrane / Hugues FournelCAN3:55.74851.93 (6)
1:00.48 (6)
1:52.41 (6)
1:02.27 (6)
2:54.68 (6)
1:01.060 (6)
q

Heat Two (10:26)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Rudolf Dombi / Roland KökényHUN3:11.39345.58 (2)
48.68 (2)
1:34.26 (2)
49.00 (1)
2:23.26 (2)
48.130 (1)
Q
2Fernando Pimenta / Emanuel SilvaPOR3:13.71044.64 (1)
48.52 (1)
1:33.16 (1)
49.26 (2)
2:22.42 (1)
51.290 (4)
q
3Markus Oscarsson / Henrik NilssonSWE3:16.59046.36 (5)
48.70 (3)
1:35.06 (3)
50.65 (6)
2:25.71 (4)
50.880 (3)
q
4Darryl Fitzgerald / Steven FergusonNZL3:16.60846.56 (6)
50.04 (6)
1:36.60 (6)
50.23 (4)
2:26.83 (6)
49.770 (2)
q
5Kim Knudsen / Emil StærDEN3:17.02045.90 (3)
49.56 (4)
1:35.46 (4)
50.03 (3)
2:25.49 (3)
51.530 (5)
q
6Ilya Medvedev / Anton RyakhovRUS3:21.08646.08 (4)
49.66 (5)
1:35.74 (5)
50.60 (5)
2:26.34 (5)
54.740 (6)
q

Semi-Finals (6 August 2012 — 11:30)

Top three in each heat advanced to final. Places 4-5 advanced to final B.

Heat One (11:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Markus Oscarsson / Henrik NilssonSWE3:13.12546.85 (4)
50.55 (5)
1:37.40 (4)
48.07 (1)
2:25.47 (1)
47.650 (2)
Q
2Dave Smith / Ken WallaceAUS3:13.23946.44 (1)
50.01 (1)
1:36.45 (1)
49.72 (3)
2:26.17 (3)
47.060 (1)
Q
3Darryl Fitzgerald / Steven FergusonNZL3:15.30746.55 (2)
50.18 (=2)
1:36.73 (2)
49.03 (2)
2:25.76 (2)
49.540 (3)
Q
4Yevgeny Alekseyev / Aleksey DergunovKAZ3:17.78846.76 (3)
50.33 (4)
1:37.09 (3)
50.01 (4)
2:27.10 (4)
50.680 (4)
QB
5Ryan Cochrane / Hugues FournelCAN3:29.81951.78 (5)
50.18 (=2)
1:41.96 (5)
51.79 (5)
2:33.75 (5)
56.060 (5)
QB

Heat Two (11:38)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Peter Gelle / Erik VlčekSVK3:12.69046.52 (3)
47.68 (1)
1:34.20 (1)
49.77 (3)
2:23.97 (1)
48.720 (2)
Q
2Ilya Medvedev / Anton RyakhovRUS3:12.90146.64 (4)
50.17 (5)
1:36.81 (5)
47.95 (1)
2:24.76 (3)
48.140 (1)
Q
3Fernando Pimenta / Emanuel SilvaPOR3:14.01746.38 (2)
48.73 (2)
1:35.11 (3)
50.02 (5)
2:25.13 (4)
48.880 (3)
Q
4Kim Knudsen / Emil StærDEN3:15.58047.08 (5)
49.45 (4)
1:36.53 (4)
49.69 (2)
2:26.22 (5)
49.360 (4)
QB
5Olivier Cauwenbergh / Laurens PannecouckeBEL3:15.65545.74 (1)
48.83 (3)
1:34.57 (2)
49.83 (4)
2:24.40 (2)
51.250 (5)
QB

Final Round (8 August 2012 — 10:16)

Final B (10:16)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Kim Knudsen / Emil StærDEN3:12.82045.68 (2)
48.41 (1)
1:34.09 (2)
49.42 (2)
2:23.51 (1)
49.310 (2)
2Olivier Cauwenbergh / Laurens PannecouckeBEL3:13.29844.23 (1)
48.99 (3)
1:33.22 (1)
51.03 (4)
2:24.25 (2)
49.040 (1)
3Yevgeny Alekseyev / Aleksey DergunovKAZ3:14.86746.44 (3)
48.96 (2)
1:35.40 (3)
49.84 (3)
2:25.24 (3)
49.620 (3)
4Ryan Cochrane / Hugues FournelCAN3:18.55049.14 (4)
50.32 (4)
1:39.46 (4)
49.39 (1)
2:28.85 (4)
49.700 (4)

Final A (10:24)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m500 m750 m
1Rudolf Dombi / Roland KökényHUN3:09.64644.97 (1)
47.62 (2)
1:32.59 (2)
48.91 (5)
2:21.50 (2)
48.140 (6)
2Fernando Pimenta / Emanuel SilvaPOR3:09.69945.16 (3)
48.05 (4)
1:33.21 (3)
48.61 (3)
2:21.82 (3)
47.870 (2)
3Martin Hollstein / Andreas IhleGER3:10.11745.93 (5)
48.23 (5)
1:34.16 (5)
48.06 (1)
2:22.22 (4)
47.890 (3)
4Dave Smith / Ken WallaceAUS3:11.45645.48 (4)
49.30 (8)
1:34.78 (6)
50.04 (8)
2:24.82 (8)
46.630 (1)
5Markus Oscarsson / Henrik NilssonSWE3:11.80345.06 (2)
47.00 (1)
1:32.06 (1)
48.97 (6)
2:21.03 (1)
50.770 (8)
6Ilya Medvedev / Anton RyakhovRUS3:12.04746.17 (7)
47.88 (3)
1:34.05 (4)
48.26 (2)
2:22.31 (5)
49.730 (7)
7Darryl Fitzgerald / Steven FergusonNZL3:12.11746.54 (8)
48.84 (6)
1:35.38 (8)
48.77 (4)
2:24.15 (6)
47.960 (4)
8Peter Gelle / Erik VlčekSVK3:12.51946.08 (6)
48.88 (7)
1:34.96 (7)
49.46 (7)
2:24.42 (7)
48.090 (5)