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Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics was held between 20 October 1964 and 22 October 1964 on Lake Sagami, 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Sagamiko, Kanagawa, Japan. There were 7 events, 5 of which were for men and 2 for women. Both of the women's events were 500 metre kayaking events; there were three kayaking and two canoeing events for men, all of which covered 1000 metres. The K-4 event for men was introduced to the Olympic program at these Games, replacing the 4×500 metre K-1 event that was raced in the 1960 Games.

The Romanian canoeists garnered the most medals at 5, but did not win a single gold medal. In that category the Soviet competitors were the most successful, taking three championships. The German team and the Swedish team each won a pair of golds as well.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Men's events 1.1
    • Women's events 1.2
  • Medal table 2
  • References 3

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
 Jürgen Eschert (EUA)  Andrei Igorov (ROU)  Yevgeny Penyayev (URS)
C-2 1000 metres
 Andrei Khimich
and Stepan Oshchepkov (URS)
 Jean Boudehen
and Michel Chapuis (FRA)
 Peer Nielsen
and John Sørensen (DEN)
K-1 1000 metres
 Rolf Peterson (SWE)  Mihály Hesz (HUN)  Aurel Vernescu (ROU)
K-2 1000 metres
 Gunnar Utterberg
and Sven-Olov Sjödelius (SWE)
 Antonius Geurts
and Paul Hoekstra (NED)
 Heinz Büker
and Holger Zander (EUA)
K-4 1000 metres
 Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Chuzhikov
Anatoli Grishin
Vyacheslav Ionov
Volodymyr Morozov
 Germany (EUA)
Günther Perleberg
Bernhard Schulze
Friedhelm Wentzke
Holger Zander
 Romania (ROU)
Simion Cuciuc
Atanase Sciotnic
Mihai Ţurcaş
Aurel Vernescu

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
 Lyudmila Khvedosyuk (URS)  Hilde Lauer (ROU)  Marcia Jones (USA)
K-2 500 metres
 Roswitha Esser
and Annemarie Zimmermann (EUA)
 Francine Fox
and Glorianne Perrier (USA)
 Hilde Lauer
and Cornelia Sideri (ROU)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 0 1 4
2  Germany (EUA) 2 1 1 4
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 0 0 2
4  Romania (ROU) 0 2 3 5
5  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
9  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1


  • 1964 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 1. pp. 246–52.

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