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Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's C-1 1000 metres

Canoeing at the
1992 Summer Olympics
C-1 men
C-2 men
K-1 men women
C-1 500 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 500 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m men women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m men women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 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 1992 Summer Olympics program.


Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Nikolay Bukhalov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ivans Klementyev
Latvia (LAT)
 György Zala
Hungary (HUN)



19 competitors were entered. The top three finishers in each heat moved on to the semifinals with the others relegated to the repechages.

Heat 1
1.  Matthias Röder (GER) 4:02.57 QS
2.  Pascal Sylvoz (FRA) 4:03.39 QS
3.  Ivans Klementyev (LAT) 4:03.82 QS
4.  Victor Partnoi (ROU) 4:04.64 QR
5.  Jan Bartůněk (TCH) 4:15.61 QR
6.  Tomasz Darski (POL) 4:23.21 QR
7.  Park Chang-Gyu (KOR) 4:23.93 QR
Heat 2
1.  Steve Giles (CAN) 4:03.34 QS
2.  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) 4:03.36 QS
3.  Aleksandr Kostoglod (EUN) 4:04.99 QS
4.  Peter Liljedahl (SWE) 4:05.08 QR
5.  Vlado Poslek (CRO) 4:09.77 QR
6.  Fred Spaulding (USA) 4:10.24 QR
Heat 3
1.  György Zala (HUN) 4:06.43 QS
2.  Andrew Train (GBR) 4:07.44 QS
3.  José Alfredo Bea (ESP) 4:09.18 QS
4.  Armando Silega (CUB) 4:10.76 QR
5.  Tiit Tikerpe (EST) 4:14.73 QR
6.  José Martínez (MEX) 4:18.70 QR


The top four finishers in each repechage and the fastest fifth-place finisher moved on to the semifinals.

Repechage 1
1.  Victor Partnoi (ROU) 4:02.67 QS
2.  Fred Spaulding (USA) 4:04.39 QS
3.  Armando Silega (CUB) 4:04.43 QS
4.  Vlado Poslek (CRO) 4:05.86 QS
5.  Park Chang-Gyu (KOR) 4:06.53 QS
Repechage 2
1.  Jan Bartůněk (TCH) 4:02.48 QS
2.  Peter Liljedahl (SWE) 4:03.44 QS
3.  Tiit Tikerpe (EST) 4:05.05 QS
4.  José Martínez (MEX) 4:06.73 QS
5.  Tomasz Darski (POL) 4:11.11


The top four finishers in each semifinal and the fastest fifth-place finisher advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
1.  Matthias Röder (GER) 4:02.94 QF
2.  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) 4:03.46 QF
3.  Ivans Klementyev (LAT) 4:04.12 QF
4.  György Zala (HUN) 4:05.29 QF
5.  Victor Partnoi (ROU) 4:06.58 QF
6.  José Martínez (MEX) 4:07.78
7.  Armando Silega (CUB) 4:25.54
8.  José Alfredo Bea (ESP) 4:25.63
-  Peter Liljedahl (SWE) 4:06.63 DISQ
Semifinal 2
1.  Pascal Sylvoz (FRA) 4:06.83 QF
2.  Steve Giles (CAN) 4:08.05 QF
3.  Jan Bartůněk (TCH) 4:08.44 QF
4.  Andrew Train (GBR) 4:09.94 QF
5.  Aleksandr Kostoglod (EUN) 4:10.10
6.  Fred Spaulding (USA) 4:13.83
7.  Vlado Poslek (CRO) 4:16.99
8.  Park Chang-Gyu (KOR) 4:29.23
-  Tiit Tikerpe (EST) 4:13.31 DISQ

Neither Liljedahl nor Tikerpe's disqualifications were disclosed in the official report.


The final took place on August 8.

Gold  Nikolay Bukhalov (BUL) 4:05.92
Silver  Ivans Klementyev (LAT) 4:06.60
Bronze  György Zala (HUN) 4:07.35
4.  Matthias Röder (GER) 4:08.96
5.  Pascal Sylvoz (FRA) 4:09.82
6.  Andrew Train (GBR) 4:12.58
7.  Victor Partnoi (ROU) 4:14.57
8.  Jan Bartůněk (TCH) 4:15.25
9.  Steve Giles (CAN) 4:17.12

Bukhalov used the same tactics to defeat Klementjevs like he did Michał Śliwiński in the C-1 500 m event the previous day. Bukhalov led from start to finish while Klemenjevs moved from fifth to second in the last 250 meters.


  • 1992 Summer Olympics official report Volume 5. pp. 144–5. (Catalan), (English), (French), & (Spanish)
  • 1992 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. pp. 480–1.
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