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Canadian Singles, 200 metres, Men

Date17 – 18 August 2016
LocationEstádio da Lagoa, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro
Participants25 from 25 countries
Olympic Record 40.346 / Ivan Shtyl RUS / 10 August 2012

Ukraine’s Yuriy Cheban had been the unexpected winner of the Men’s C-1 200 at the 2012 Summer Olympics and, although he had only won one major international medal in the event since then, gold at the 2014 World Championships, he was still considered a contender in Rio. Meanwhile Valentin Demyanenko, formerly of Ukraine and now competing for Azerbaijan, was out to redeem himself after entering London as the favorite but exiting as the only canoeist eliminated in the preliminaries. Since then he had won the 2013 World Championships and been runner-up at that year’s European Championships. Also a potential threat was Russian Andrey Kraytor, the 2015 and 2016 European Champion and 2013 bronze medalist.

While Kraitor and Demyanenko won their preliminary heats, with the latter posting the fastest time of the round, Cheban conserved his strength in a heat won by Spain’s Alfonso Benavides, the 2014 European runner-up and 2013 World bronze medalist. Thomas Simart of France took the final heat. Kraitor defeated Simart in the semifinals, while both Demyanenko and Cheban finished behind Georgian Zaza Nadiradze, a somewhat surprising result as he was his nation’s first Olympic competitor in canoe. In the third semifinal, Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz, just two days out of becoming Brazil’s first Olympic canoeing medalist with his silver in the C-1 1000, pulled in ahead of Benavides. The final was an intense affair with most competitors bunched together and every podium spot up for grabs. When the waves had settled, Cheban had successfully defended his title with only 0.214 seconds between him and silver medalists Demyaneko and less than a second ahead of Simart, who finished last. He had also set an Olympic record of 39.279. Queiroz took bronze in a photo finish only 0.021 seconds ahead of Benavides and, with the silver medal he would earn in the C-2 1000, would become the first Brazilian to win three Olympic medals in one edition of the Games. Another notable competitor was Joaquim Lobo who, despite finishing slowest in the preliminaries, earned distinction as one of Mozambique’s first Olympic canoeists, joining Mussa Chamaune, who had competed in the C-1 1000 two days earlier.

197Yuriy ChebanUKR41.220 (3 h1)40.590 (3 h3)39.279 (1 h2)Gold
230Valentin DemyanenkoAZE39.749 (1 h4)40.298 (2 h3)39.493 (2 h2)Silver
363Isaquias QueirozBRA40.522 (2 h2)39.659 (1 h1)39.628 (3 h2)Bronze
493Alfonso BenavidesESP40.610 (1 h1)40.038 (2 h1)39.649 (4 h2)
525Zaza NadiradzeGEO41.423 (4 h1)40.146 (1 h3)39.817 (5 h2)
6193Andrey KraytorRUS39.985 (1 h3)40.394 (1 h2)40.105 (6 h2)
766Li QiangCHN41.456 (5 h1)40.066 (3 h1)40.143 (7 h2)
841Thomas SimartFRA40.415 (1 h2)40.670 (2 h2)40.180 (8 h2)
9114Martin FuksaCZE40.311 (3 h3)40.311 (4 h1)39.760 (1 h1)
1052Jonatán HajduHUN40.147 (2 h3)40.718 (4 h3)39.811 (2 h1)
119Henrikas ŽustautasLTU40.048 (2 h4)41.187 (6 h1)40.230 (3 h1)
1271Oleg TarnovschiMDA40.852 (2 h1)40.715 (3 h2)40.280 (4 h1)
1381Hélder SilvaPOR40.578 (3 h2)41.162 (5 h3)40.388 (5 h1)
1484Timur KhaydarovKAZ40.492 (4 h3)41.079 (5 h1)40.549 (6 h1)
1528Carlo TacchiniITA41.368 (3 h4)41.468 (4 h2)40.733 (7 h1)
16120Marcos PulidoMEX41.910 (6 h3)42.283 (5 h2)42.098 (8 h1)
17121Adel MojallaliIRI41.650 (4 h4)42.386 (6 h2)
1812Angel KodinovBUL42.694 (5 h4)42.925 (7 h1)
1989Stefan KirajGER41.198 (5 h3)43.171 (6 h3)
20117Mark OldershawCAN42.972 (4 h2)43.357 (7 h3)
21104Dagnis IļjinsLAT44.125 (5 h2)45.082 (7 h2)
227Tomasz KaczorPOL42.450 (6 h1)
2348Khaled HoucineTUN42.499 (7 h1)
2446Ferenc SzekszárdiAUS44.292 (6 h4)
2556Joaquim LoboMOZ44.949 (6 h2)

Round One (17 August 2016 — 09:16)

Winner in each heat advanced to final, places 2-7 in each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One (09:16)

1Alfonso BenavidesESP40.610Q
2Oleg TarnovschiMDA40.852Q
3Yuriy ChebanUKR41.220Q
4Zaza NadiradzeGEO41.423Q
5Li QiangCHN41.456Q
6Tomasz KaczorPOL42.450
7Khaled HoucineTUN42.499

Heat Two (09:23)

1Thomas SimartFRA40.415Q
2Isaquias QueirozBRA40.522Q
3Hélder SilvaPOR40.578Q
4Mark OldershawCAN42.972Q
5Dagnis IļjinsLAT44.125Q
6Joaquim LoboMOZ44.949

Heat Three (09:30)

1Andrey KraytorRUS39.985Q
2Jonatán HajduHUN40.147Q
3Martin FuksaCZE40.311Q
4Timur KhaydarovKAZ40.492Q
5Stefan KirajGER41.198Q
6Marcos PulidoMEX41.910q

Heat Four (09:37)

1Valentin DemyanenkoAZE39.749Q
2Henrikas ŽustautasLTU40.048Q
3Carlo TacchiniITA41.368Q
4Adel MojallaliIRI41.650Q
5Angel KodinovBUL42.694Q
6Ferenc SzekszárdiAUS44.292

Semi-Finals (17 August 2016 — 10:43)

Top three in each heat advanced to final.

Heat One (10:43)

1Isaquias QueirozBRA39.659Q
2Alfonso BenavidesESP40.038Q
3Li QiangCHN40.066Q
4Martin FuksaCZE40.311QB
5Timur KhaydarovKAZ41.079QB
6Henrikas ŽustautasLTU41.187QB
7Angel KodinovBUL42.925

Heat Two (10:49)

1Andrey KraytorRUS40.394Q
2Thomas SimartFRA40.670Q
3Oleg TarnovschiMDA40.715QB
4Carlo TacchiniITA41.468QB
5Marcos PulidoMEX42.283QB
6Adel MojallaliIRI42.386
7Dagnis IļjinsLAT45.082

Heat Three (10:56)

1Zaza NadiradzeGEO40.146Q
2Valentin DemyanenkoAZE40.298Q
3Yuriy ChebanUKR40.590Q
4Jonatán HajduHUN40.718QB
5Hélder SilvaPOR41.162QB
6Stefan KirajGER43.171
7Mark OldershawCAN43.357

Final Round (18 August 2016 — 09:16)

Final B (09:16)

1Martin FuksaCZE39.760
2Jonatán HajduHUN39.811
3Henrikas ŽustautasLTU40.230
4Oleg TarnovschiMDA40.280
5Hélder SilvaPOR40.388
6Timur KhaydarovKAZ40.549
7Carlo TacchiniITA40.733
8Marcos PulidoMEX42.098

Final A (09:23)

1Yuriy ChebanUKR39.279OB
2Valentin DemyanenkoAZE39.493
3Isaquias QueirozBRA39.628
4Alfonso BenavidesESP39.649
5Zaza NadiradzeGEO39.817
6Andrey KraytorRUS40.105
7Li QiangCHN40.143
8Thomas SimartFRA40.180