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Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

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Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

Canoeing at the
1960 Summer Olympics
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 4×500 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men

The men's C-1 1000 metres event was an open-style, individual canoeing event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program on Lake Albano.


Gold Silver Bronze
 János Parti
Hungary (HUN)
 Aleksandr Silayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Leon Rotman
Romania (ROU)



Fifteen competitors were entered, but only 13 competed on August 26. The top three finishers in both heats advanced in the semifinals while the others went to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Aleksandr Silayev (URS) 4:41.81 QS
2.  Bogdan Ivanov (BUL) 4:47.65 QS
3.  Erik Christensen (DEN) 4:50.71 QS
4.  Olavi Ojanperä (FIN) 4:54.37 QR
5.  Danilo Tognon (ITA) 4:56.58 QR
6.  Adrian Powell (AUS) 5:00.54 QR
7.  Frank Havens (USA) 5:19.40 QR
Heat 2
1.  János Parti (HUN) 4:36.80 QS
2.  Ove Emanuelsson (SWE) 4:36.92 QS
3.  Tibor Polakovič (TCH) 4:38.25 QS
4.  Leon Rotman (ROU) 4:39.36 QR
5.  Detlef Lewe (EUA) 4:43.07 QR
6.  Donald Stringer (CAN) 4:44.55 QR
-  Kurt Liebhart (AUT) Did not start
-  Michel Picard (FRA) Did not start


Competed on August 26, the top three finisher in each of the two heats move to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Detlef Lewe (EUA) 4:46.99 QS
2.  Adrian Powell (AUS) 4:55.24 QS
3.  Olavi Ojanperä (FIN) 5:00.92 QS
Repechage 2
1.  Donald Stringer (CAN) 4:44.36 QS
2.  Leon Rotman (ROU) 5:03.98 QS
3.  Danilo Tognon (ITA) 5:06.86 QS
4.  Frank Havens (USA) 5:13.34


Twelve canoers competed in the semifinals on August 27. The top three finishers in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Aleksandr Silayev (URS) 4:36.89 QF
2.  Tibor Polakovič (TCH) 4:37.94 QF
3.  Donald Stringer (CAN) 4:41.35 QF
4.  Olavi Ojanperä (FIN) 5:00.88
Semifinal 2
1.  János Parti (HUN) 4:40.50 QF
2.  Leon Rotman (ROU) 4:43.66 QF
3.  Erik Christensen (DEN) 4:48.18 QF
4.  Adrian Powell (AUS) 4:59.81
Semifinal 3
1.  Ove Emanuelsson (SWE) 4:44.68 QF
2.  Bogdan Ivanov (BUL) 4:44.93 QF
3.  Detlef Lewe (EUA) 4:47.06 QF
4.  Danilo Tognon (ITA) 5:04.82


The final took place on August 29.

 János Parti (HUN) 4:33.03
 Aleksandr Silayev (URS) 4:34.41
 Leon Rotman (ROU) 4:35.87
4.  Ove Emanuelsson (SWE) 4:36.46
5.  Tibor Polakovič (TCH) 4:39.72
6.  Detlef Lewe (EUA) 4:39.72
7.  Donald Stringer (CAN) 4:40.65
8.  Bogdan Ivanov (BUL) 4:42.52
9.  Erik Christensen (DEN) 4:49.63

Parti won using a canoe of his own design.


  • 1960 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 1. pp. 254–6.
  • 1960 C-1 1000 m results.
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Singles 1000 Meters". In The complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 480.
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