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1936  Berlin Summer Olympics

1936 Summer Olympics - The Results (Canoeing)

Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Events: 9

Participants: 119 (119 men and 0 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: SWE Erik Bladström (18 years, 132 days)
Oldest Participant: USA William Gaehler (40 years, 174 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany and AUT Austria (7 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:
  •  Austria (9)
  •  Belgium (8)
  •  Canada (8)
  •  Czechoslovakia (13)
  •  Denmark (4)
  •  Finland (3)
  •  France (3)
  •  Germany (14)
  •  Great Britain (4)
  •  Hungary (5)
  •  Italy (1)
  •  Luxembourg (3)
  •  Netherlands (9)
  •  Norway (1)
  •  Poland (2)
  •  Sweden (9)
  •  Switzerland (9)
  •  United States (10)
  •  Yugoslavia (4)
  

Overview

Canoeing became an Olympic medal sport in 1936 and has remained on the Olympic Program since that year. There were nine events in 1936, four in kayak, three in Canadian canoes, and two in folding kayaks events, both over 10 km, the only time that style has been used at the Olympics. The races were contested at the Regattabahn, which also hosted the rowing events, in Grünau, located in the Treptow-Köpenick section of Berlin. The course was laid out on the Langer See, a small lake formed from the Dahme River in southeastern Berlin.

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men.

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936, and Saturday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres  Frank Amyot (CAN)  Bohuslav Karlík (TCH)  Erich Koschik (GER)
C-2 1000 metres  Jan Brzák-Felix
and Vladimír Syrovátka (TCH)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)[1]
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
C-2 10000 metres  Václav Mottl
and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH)
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)
K-1 1000 metres Gregor Hradetzky
 Austria
Helmut Cämmerer
 Germany
Jaap Kraaier
 Netherlands
K-1 10000 metres Ernst Krebs
 Germany
Fritz Landertinger
 Austria
Ernest Riedel
 United States
K-1 10000 metres folding Gregor Hradetzky
 Austria
Henri Eberhardt
 France
Xaver Hörmann
 Germany
K-2 1000 metres  Adolf Kainz
and Alfons Dorfner (AUT)
 Ewald Tilker
and Fritz Bondroit (GER)
 Nicolaas Tates
and Wim van der Kroft (NED)
K-2 10000 metres  Paul Wevers
and Ludwig Landen (GER)
 Viktor Kalisch
and Karl Steinhuber (AUT)
 Tage Fahlborg
and Helge Larsson (SWE)
K-2 10000 metres folding  Erik Bladström
and Sven Johansson (SWE)
 Erich Hanisch
and Willi Horn (GER)
 Piet Wijdekop
and Kees Wijdekop (NED)
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 3 1 7
2  Germany (GER) 2 3 2 7
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 2 1 0 3
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
7  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 3 3
8  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (8 nations) 9 9 9 27
  

Notes

The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie (in German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik (in German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.
 

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

(K-1 1000 metres)

 

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 15 from 15 nations

 

Summary

At the first two European championships, [Helmut Cämmerer] and [Ewald Tilker] had earned Germany the title in this event. Sweden's [Nils Wallin] had placed second on both occasions, but like Tilker he was not competing in the kilometre in Berlin. Cämmerer was, as was Austria's [Gregor Hradetzky], who had won two European titles in the folding kayak, and had claimed the Olympic title in that discipline a day earlier.

The preliminaries made clear Cämmerer and Hradetzky were in a league of their own, about ten seconds clear from the rest of the field. In the final, Cämmerer had the best start, being trailed by Hradetzky and [Jaap Kraaier]. Hradetzky levelled with Cämmerer with about 200 m left, and then pulled away in a final sprint to take his second gold of the Games.


These are the results of the men's K-1 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-1 event is raced by single-man canoe sprint kayaks. The heats and the final took place on Saturday, August 8.

Fifteen canoeists from 15 nations competed.

Final

Place Canoeist Time
1  Gregor Hradetzky (AUT) 4:22.9
2  Helmut Cämmerer (GER) 4:25.6
3  Jaap Kraaier (NED) 4:35.1
4  Ernest Riedel (USA) 4:38.1
5  Joel Ramqvist (SWE) 4:39.5
6  Henri Eberhardt (FRA) 4:41.2
7  Birger Johansson (FIN) 4:42.2
8  Ivar Iversen (NOR) 4:44.2

The final took place in a heavy downpour that included thunder and lightning.

Heats

The 15 competitors first raced in two heats. The top four finishers in both heats moved directly to the final.

Heat 1

Place Canoeist Time Qual.
1  Jaap Kraaier (NED) 4:36.5 QF
2  Joel Ramqvist (SWE) 4:38.8 QF
3  Henri Eberhardt (FRA) 4:41.1 QF
4  Ivar Iversen (NOR) 4:44.3 QF
5  Elio Sasso Sant (ITA) 4:50.2  
6  Hans Potthof (SUI) 4:50.9  
7  Emil Šmatlák (TCH) 4:54.1  
8  Péter Szittya (HUN) 5:08.7  

Heat 2

Place Canoeist Time Qual.
1  Gregor Hradetzky (AUT) 4:25.2 QF
2  Helmut Cämmerer (GER) 4:27.2 QF
3  Ernest Riedel (USA) 4:40.8 QF
4  Birger Johansson (FIN) 4:47.0 QF
5  Henri Honsia (BEL) 4:51.1  
6  Poul Larsen (DEN) 4:56.0  
7  Frank Amyot (CAN) 5:17.0  
 

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Gregor Hradetzky 27 Austria AUT Gold OB
2 Helmut Cämmerer 25 Germany GER Silver  
3 Jaap Kraaier 22 Netherlands NED Bronze  
4 Ernie Riedel 35 United States USA    
5 Joel Ramqvist 27 Sweden SWE    
6 Henri Eberhardt 22 France FRA    
7 Birger Johansson 25 Finland FIN    
8 Ivar Iversen 21 Norway NOR    
5 h1 r1/2 Elio Sasso Sant 25 Italy ITA    
5 h2 r1/2 Henri Honsia 23 Belgium BEL    
6 h1 r1/2 Hans Potthof 25 Switzerland SUI    
6 h2 r1/2 Poul Larsen 19 Denmark DEN    
7 h1 r1/2 Emil Å matlák 20 Czechoslovakia TCH    
7 h2 r1/2 Frank Amyot 31 Canada CAN    
8 h1 r1/2 Péter Szittya 21 Hungary HUN  

 

 

Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres

(K-1 10000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 15 from 15 nations

 

Summary

[Ernst Krebs] was the home favorite, having won the 1933 European title in this event. The runner-up (also in 1934) was Sweden's [Nils Wallin], who was also in the race. Also highly considered was [Fritz Landertinger] of Austria. But Krebs took the lead right from the start, with the Austrian trailing at considerable distance. Krebs, a plumber, held on to his lead throughout the race to claim the gold, ahead of Landertinger and [Ernie Riedel] of the US.

These are the results of the men's K-1 10,000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-1 event is raced by single-man canoe sprint kayaks and took place on Friday, August 7.

Fifteen canoeists from 15 nations competed.

 

Final

Friday, August 7, 1936: Only a final was held.

Place Canoeist Time
1  Ernst Krebs (GER) 46:01.6
2  Fritz Landertinger (AUT) 46:14.7
3  Ernest Riedel (USA) 47:23.9
4  Ko van Tongeren (NED) 47:31.0
5  Evert Johansson (FIN) 47:35.5
6  František Brzák (TCH) 47:36.8
7  Bruno Lips (SUI) 48:01.2
8  Elio Sasso Sant (ITA) 49:20.0
9  Nils Wallin (SWE) 49:48.7
10  Josip Zidarn (YUG) 50:31.6
11  Louis Maes (BEL) 51:31.8
12  Péter Szittya (HUN) 52:16.8
13  Jules Mackowiak (FRA) 52:56.0
14  William Williamson (CAN) 54:05.7
15  Helge Nielsen (DEN) 56:43.9
 

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T  
1 Ernst Krebs 29 Germany GER Gold 46:01.6 OB
2 Fritz Landertinger 22 Austria AUT Silver 46:14.7  
3 Ernie Riedel 35 United States USA Bronze 47:23.9  
4 Ko van Tongeren 22 Netherlands NED   47:31.0  
5 Evert Johansson 32 Finland FIN   47:35.5  
6 FrantiÅ¡ek Brzák 21 Czechoslovakia TCH   47:36.8  
7 Bruno Lips 28 Switzerland SUI   48:01.2  
8 Elio Sasso Sant 25 Italy ITA   49:20.0  
9 Nils Wallin 32 Sweden SWE   49:48.7  
10 Josip Zidarn 26 Yugoslavia YUG   50:31.0  
11 Louis Maes 23 Belgium BEL   51:31.8  
12 Péter Szittya 21 Hungary HUN   52:16.8  
13 Jules Mackowiak 19 France FRA   52:56.0  
14 Bill Williamson 20 Canada CAN   54:05.7  
15 Helge Nielsen 19 Denmark DEN   56:43.9  
Bronze: USA Ernie Riedel
 

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

(K-2 1000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Competitors 24 from 12 nations

 

Summary

Reigning European champions were Germany's [Ewald Tilker] and [Fritz Bondroit]. They had not originally qualified for the race, but the German champions, [Willi Horn] and [Erich Hanisch], had competed in the 10 km event, allowing Tilker and Bondroit to race. In the preliminary round, the Germans were pipped at the finish by Sweden ([Sixten Jansson] and [Gunnar Lundqvist]), while the Austrians ([Adi Kainz] and [Alfons Dorfner]), had the fastest time in the other heat.

The final proved to be even closer, as at 600 m, the Germans, Austrians, Swedes and Dutch were virtually level. As the Austrians sprinted away in the final stretch, the Swedish and German boats scrambled to keep up. In the mêlée, the Swedes bumped into the German boat, causing them to miss a few strokes. Sweden crossed the line second behind Austria, but was disqualified for interference, which meant the Germans (originally third) and the Dutch (originally fourth) moved up in the rankings.

These are the results of the men's K-2 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-2 event is raced by two-man canoe sprint kayaks. Heats and final took place on Saturday, August 8.

Twenty-four canoeists from twelve nations competed
 

Final

Place Canoeist Time
1  Adolf Kainz and Alfons Dorfner (AUT) 4:03.8
2  Ewald Tilker and Fritz Bondroit (GER) 4:08.9
3  Nicolaas Tates and Wim van der Kroft (NED) 4:12.2
4  František Brzák and Josef Dusil (TCH) 4:15.2
5  Rudolf Vilim and Werner Klingelfuss (SUI) 4:22.8
6  Edward Deir and Frank Willis (CAN) 4:24.5
7  Verner Løvgreen and Axel Svendsen (DEN) 4:26.6
 Sixten Jansson and Gunnar Lundqvist (SWE) DSQ

Jannson and Lundqvist originally finished second, but were disqualified for bumping into Tilker and Bondroit.

 

Heats

The 12 teams first raced in two heats. The top four teams in each heat advanced directly to the final.

Heat 1

Place Canoeist Time Qual.
1  Adolf Kainz and Alfons Dorfner (AUT) 4:10.0 QF
2  Nicolaas Tates and Wim van der Kroft (NED) 4:22.2 QF
3  František Brzák and Josef Dusil (TCH) 4:22.7 QF
4  Verner Løvgreen and Axel Svendsen (DEN) 4:24.8 QF
5  Ernest Riedel and Burr Folks (USA) 4:24.8  
6  René Lacelle and Jules Mackowiak (FRA) 4:34.6  

Heat 2

Place Canoeist Time Qual.
1  Sixten Jansson and Gunnar Lundqvist (SWE) 4:11.8 QF
2  Ewald Tilker and Fritz Bondroit (GER) 4:11.0 QF
3  Rudolf Vilim and Werner Klingelfuss (SUI) 4:30.8 QF
4  Edward Deir and Frank Willis (CAN) 4:32.0 QF
5  Frans De Blaes and Albert Joris (BEL) 4:42.1  
6  Gábor Cseh and Sándor Gelle (HUN) 4:50.7  
 

Men's Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres

(K-2 10000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 24 from 12 nations

 

Summary

It was hard pick a favorite prior to the competition. The only international event prior to the Olympics was the 1934 European Championship, but the winners in København (Ernst Liebrecht and Albert Schorn of Germany) weren't competing, and neither were the silver and bronze medallists. During the race, the difference between the contenders and the also-rans quickly became clear, though. Germany ([Paul Wevers] and [Ludwig Landen]) and Austria ([Viktor Kalisch] and [Karl Steinhuber]) soon distanced themselves from the rest of the field. Austria attempted to take the lead at the halfway point, but Germany managed to hold them off. The Austrians then had given their all, and had to let the German boat go, trailing by 20 seconds at the finish line.

These are the results of the men's K-2 10000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-2 event is raced by two-man canoe sprint kayaks, and took place on Friday, August 7.

Twenty-four canoeists from twelve nations competed.

 

Final

Friday, August 7, 1936: Only a final was held.

Place Canoeists Time
1  Paul Wevers and Ludwig Landen (GER) 41:45.0
2  Viktor Kalisch and Karl Steinhuber (AUT) 42:05.4
3  Tage Fahlborg and Helge Larsson (SWE) 43:06.1
4  Verner Løvgreen and Axel Svendsen (DEN) 44:39.8
5  Henk Starreveld and Gerardus Siderius (NED) 45:12.5
6  Werner Zimmermann and Othmar Bach (SUI) 45:14.6
7  William Gaehler and William Lofgren (USA) 45:15.4
8  Zdeněk Černický and Jaroslav Humpál (TCH) 46:05.4
9  Charles Brahm and Clement Spiette (BEL) 47:26.1
10  Gordon Potter and Edward Deir (CAN) 47:38.2
11  Marian Kozłowski and Antoni Bazaniak (POL) 47:49.8
12  Gábor Cseh and Sándor Gelle (HUN) 48:47.5
 
 

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

(C-1 1000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 6 from 6 nations

 

Summary

Like the other Canadian events, the C1 1,000 m had a very small number of competitors, as just six boats started in the final. Among them were the 1934 European Champion, [Erich Koschik] of Germany, and [Bohuslav Karlík], who had medalled at the 1933 and 1934 Europeans. Also entered was Canada's [Frank Amyot]. A manifold national champion in canoeing races since the early 1920s, Amyot was the team leader of the Canadian canoeing team. Prior to the Olympics, his primary concern had been fundraising, as the Canadian Olympic Committee and canoeing federation did not provide any money for their trip. Amyot turned out to be the class of the field, keeping the rest of the field at several lengths. Behind him, the battle for the medals was fairly close, with Karlík eventually getting the better of Koschik.

These are the results of the men's C-1 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The C-1 event is raced by single-man sprint canoes and took place on Saturday, August 8.

Six canoeists from six nations competed.

 

Competition format

With only six competitors in the event, a final was held.
 

Results

Final

Rank Canoeist Country Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank Amyot  Canada 5:32.1
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bohuslav Karlík  Czechoslovakia 5:36.9
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Erich Koschik  Germany 5:39.0
4 Otto Neumüller  Austria 5:47.0
5 Joseph Hasenfus  United States 6:02.6
6 Joé Treinen  Luxembourg 7:39.5
 

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

(C-2 1000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 10 from 5 nations

 

Summary

Czechoslovakian boats had claimed the European titles in 1933 and 1934, with [Jan Brzák-Felix] a member of the winning boat in 1934, after finishing runner-up in 1933. With his new partner, [Vladimír Syrovátka], he was definitely favored for a medal. The race, which had only five boats competing, was close until the final quarter of the race. The Czechs easily paddled away from the Austrians and Canadians to win the gold medal. Brzák-Felix would return after World War II to successfully defend his Olympic title in London.

These are the results of the men's C-2 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes and was held on Saturday, August 8, 1936.

Ten canoeists from five nations competed.

 

Final

With only five teams competing, a final was held.

Place Canoeists Time
1  Vladimír Syrovátka and Jan Brzák-Felix (TCH) 4:50.1
2  Rupert Weinstabl and Karl Proisl (AUT) 4:53.8
3  Frank Saker and Harvey Charters (CAN) 4:56.7
4  Hans Wedemann and Heinrich Sack (GER) 5:00.2
5  Clarence McNutt and Robert Graf (USA) 5:14.0
 
 

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

(C-2 10000 metres)

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 10 from 5 nations

 

Summary

As in the other two Canadian events, there were very few entrants in the distance race, just five starting. The defending European champions were Czechoslovakia's Rus and [Brzák-Felix], but they were not competing. The 1934 bronze medallist, [Zdeněk Škrland], was racing with [Václav Mottl]. The race, held in the rain, was not a very exciting contest. The Czechs took the lead, with the Canadians and the other boats following them, with nothing happening during the race.

These are the results of the Men's C-2 10000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes. The race took place on Friday, August 7.

Ten canoeists from five nations competed.

 

Final

With only five teams competing, a final was held.

Place Canoeists Time
1  Václav Mottl and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH) 50:33.5
2  Frank Saker and Harvey Charters (CAN) 51:15.8
3  Rupert Weinstabl and Karl Proisl (AUT) 51:28.0
4  Walter Schuur and Christian Holzenberg (GER) 52:35.6
5  Joseph Hasenfus and Walter Hasenfus (USA) 57:06.2
 

Men's Folding Kayak Singles, 10 kilometres

 Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 13 from 13 nations

 

Summary

This was the only time this event was contested at the Olympics. The clear favorite in this event was Austrian organ builder [Gregor Hradetzky]. He had won the European title in this event in both 1933 and 1934. Runner-up at the latter championship was France's [Henri Eberhardt], also starting in Berlin. The third contender was assumed to be Germany's entrant, national champion [Xaver Hörmann]. And indeed, the race turned out to be contested between these three paddlers. Hörmann took the early lead, before Hradetzky and Eberhardt took the initiative. With Hörmann following closely, these two exchanged leads. The race wasn't decided until the final kilometre, when Hradetzky opened up a gap of a boat's length, winning the race 3 seconds ahead of the Frenchman.

 

Hradetzky would win a second title the next day, in a different boat type (kayak) and in a sprint distance rather than a long distance, making him the outstanding canoeist of these Olympics. Henri Eberhardt would return to the Olympics in 1948, and claim a second Olympic medal in the [1,000 m K-1].

These are the results of the men's folding K-1 10000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-1 event is raced by single-man canoe sprint kayaks and took place on Friday, August 7.

Thirteen canoeists from 13 nations competed. The 1936 Games was the only time when the folding K-1 10000 metres competition was part of the canoeing program
 

Final

Friday, August 7: Only a final was held.

Place Canoeist Time
1  Gregor Hradetzky (AUT) 50:01.2
2  Henri Eberhardt (FRA) 50:04.2
3  Xaver Hörmann (GER) 50:06.5
4  Lennart Dozzi (SWE) 51:23.8
5  František Svoboda (TCH) 51:52.5
6  Hans Mooser (SUI) 52:43.8
7  Frans Nordberg (FIN) 52:45.8
8  George Lawton (GBR) 52:50.0
9  Jan Vrolijk (NED) 54:05.9
10  Burr Folks (USA) 55:32.1
11  Mirko Vincens (YUG) 55:41.5
12  Joé Treinen (LUX) 57:14.8
13  Jules Deneumoulin (BEL) 58:20.1
 

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T  
1 Gregor Hradetzky 27 Austria AUT Gold 50:01.2 OB
2 Henri Eberhardt 22 France FRA Silver 50:04.2  
3 Xaver Hörmann 26 Germany GER Bronze 50:06.5  
4 Lennart Dozzi 26 Sweden SWE   51:23.8  
5 FrantiÅ¡ek Svoboda 32 Czechoslovakia TCH   51:52.5  
6 Hans Mooser 21 Switzerland SUI   52:43.8  
7 Frans Nordberg 36 Finland FIN   52:45.8  
8 George Lawton 25 Great Britain GBR   52:50.0  
9 Jan Vrolijk 19 Netherlands NED   54:05.9  
10 Burr Folks 21 United States USA   55:32.1  
11 Mirko Vincens 22 Yugoslavia YUG   55:41.5  
12 Joé Treinen 25 Luxembourg LUX   57:14.8  
13 Jules Deneumoulin 26 Belgium BEL   58:20.1  

Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres

Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Regatta Course, Grünau, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Format: Final only.

Competitors 26 from 13 nations

Summary

Of the four long distance events at these Olympics, the F2 race was probably the most exciting, as four boats contended for the title: Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. The Germans, [Wilhelm Horn] and [Erich Hanisch] had the advantage on paper, having won the European title in 1934. Together with the Austrians and the Dutch they formed the lead early on. Sweden ([Sven Johansson] and [Erik Bladström]) joined them halfway through the race, and attempted to pull away with the Germans, leaving Austria and the Netherlands to fight for the bronze. With one kilometre left, the leading boats were still level, leaving an exciting finish in front of the stands. The Swedes managed to pull away slightly at the end, crossing the line just three tenths ahead of the German boat. While the Swedish victory was somewhat of a surprise, Johansson and Bladström proved their status at the inaugural World Canoeing Championships in 1938, where they finished second in this event, behind another Swedish kayak.

These are the results of the men's folding K-2 10000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The K-2 event is raced by two-man canoe sprint kayaks. The race took place on Friday, August 7.

Twenty-six canoeists from 13 nations competed. The 1936 Games was the only time that the folding K-2 10000 metres was including in the canoeing competition

Final

Friday, August 7, 1936: Only a final was held.

Place Canoeists Time
1  Sven Johansson and Erik Bladström (SWE) 45:48.9
2  Willi Horn and Erich Hanisch (GER) 45:49.2
3  Kees Wijdekop and Piet Wijdekop (NED) 46:12.4
4  Adolf Kainz and Alfons Dorfner (AUT) 46:26.1
5  Otakar Kouba and Ludvík Klíma (TCH) 47:46.2
6  Eugen Knoblauch and Emil Bottlang (SUI) 47:54.4
7  John Lysak and James O'Rourke (USA) 49:46.0
8  Armand Pagnoulle and Charles Pasquier (BEL) 49:57.1
9  Alex Brearley and John Dudderidge (GBR) 50:12.0
10  Stanley Potter and Frank Willis (CAN) 50:31.9
11  Metod Gabršček and Bojan Savnik (YUG) 50:36.4
12  István Kolnai and Tibor Poór (HUN) 50:46.4
13  André Zimmer and Jean Strauss (LUX) 50:47.1
 

 

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