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Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

Canoeing at the
1956 Summer Olympics
C-1 1000 m men
C-1 10000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
C-2 10000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 10000 m men
K-2 1000 m men
K-2 10000 m men

These are the results of the men's C-1 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The C-1 event is raced by single-man sprint canoes. The final took place on December 1.


Gold  Leon Rotman
Romania (ROU)
Silver  István Hernek
Hungary (HUN)
Bronze  Gennady Bukharin
Soviet Union (URS)


Ten competitors entered, but one withdrew prior to the event. With only nine competitors, a final was held.

 Leon Rotman (ROU) 5:05.3
 István Hernek (HUN) 5:06.2
 Gennady Bukharin (URS) 5:12.7
4.  Karel Hradil (TCH) 5:15.9
5.  Franz Johannsen (EUA) 5:15.0
6.  Werner Wettersten (SWE) 5:28.0
7.  Bryan Harper (AUS) 5:37.6
8.  George Bossy (CAN) 5:39.4
9.  William Schuette (USA) 5:47.7


  • 1956 Summer Olympics official report. p. 407.
  • 1956 C-1 1000 m results
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