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Canoeing at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada consisted of 11 events, all in canoe sprint, held at the rowing basin on Île Notre-Dame. The canoe slalom events introduced at the previous Games in Munich were not included in the Montreal program though four 500 m events for men were (C-1, C-2, K-1, and K-2).

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 500 metres
 Aleksandr Rogov (URS)  John Wood (CAN)  Matija Ljubek (YUG)
C-1 1000 metres
 Matija Ljubek (YUG)  Vasyl Yurchenko (URS) 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Tamás Wichmann (HUN)
C-2 500 meters
 Serhei Petrenko
and Aleksandr Vinogradov (URS)
 Jerzy Opara
and Andrzej Gronowicz (POL)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Tamás Buday
and Oszkár Frey (HUN)
C-2 1000 metres
 Serhei Petrenko
and Aleksandr Vinogradov (URS)
Gheorge Danielov
and (ROU)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Tamás Buday
and Oszkár Frey (HUN)
K-1 500 metres
 Vasile Dîba (ROU) 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Zoltán Sztanity (HUN)  Rüdiger Helm (GDR)
K-1 1000 metres
 Rüdiger Helm (GDR) 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Géza Csapó (HUN)  Vasile Dîba (ROU)
K-2 500 metres
 Joachim Mattern
and Bernd Olbricht (GDR)
 Serhei Nahorny
and Vladimir Romanovsky (URS)
 Larion Serghei
and Policarp Malîhin (ROU)
K-2 1000 metres
 Serhei Nahorny
and Vladimir Romanovsky (URS)
 Joachim Mattern
and Bernd Olbricht (GDR)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Zoltán Bakó
and István Szabó (HUN)
K-4 1000 metres
 Soviet Union (URS)
Sergei Chukhray
Aleksandr Degtyarev
Yuri Filatov
Volodymyr Morozov
 Spain (ESP)
José María Esteban
José Ramón López
Herminio Menéndez
Luis Gregorio Ramos
 East Germany (GDR)
Frank-Peter Bischof
Bernd Duvigneau
Rüdiger Helm
Jürgen Lehnert

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
 Carola Zirzow (GDR)  Tatiana Korshunova (URS) 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Klára Rajnai (HUN)
K-2 500 metres
 Nina Gopova
and Galina Kreft (URS)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Anna Pfeffer
and Klára Rajnai (HUN)
 Bärbel Köster
and Carola Zirzow (GDR)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 6 3 0 9
2  East Germany (GDR) 3 1 3 7
3  Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 4
4  Yugoslavia (YUG) 1 0 1 2
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 3 5 8
6  At the 1976 Summer Olympics (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1


  • 1976 Summer Olympics official report Volume 3. pp. 167–85. (English) & (French)
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