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Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics


Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men.

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936 and Satursday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.

Canoeing (sprint)

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
 Frank Amyot (CAN)  Bohuslav Karlík (TCH)  Erich Koschik (GER)
C-2 1000 metres
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Vladimír Syrovátka (TCH)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)[1]
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
C-2 10000 metres
 Václav Mottl
and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH)
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)
K-1 1000 metres
 Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)  Helmut Cämmerer (GER)  Jaap Kraaier (NED)
K-1 10000 metres
 Ernst Krebs (GER)  Fritz Landertinger (AUT)  Ernest Riedel (USA)
K-1 10000 metres folding
 Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)  Henri Eberhardt (FRA)  Xaver Hörmann (GER)
K-2 1000 metres
 Adolf Kainz
and Alfons Dorfner (AUT)
 Ewald Tilker
and Fritz Bondroit (GER)
 Nicolaas Tates
and Wim van der Kroft (NED)
K-2 10000 metres
 Paul Wevers
and Ludwig Landen (GER)
 Viktor Kalisch
and Karl Steinhuber (AUT)
Tage Fahlborg
and Helge Larsson (SWE)
K-2 10000 metres folding
 Erik Bladström
and Sven Johansson (SWE)
 Erich Hanisch
and Willi Horn (GER)
 Piet Wijdekop
and Cees Wijdekop (NED)

Participating nations

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 3 1 7
2  Germany (GER) 2 3 2 7
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 2 1 0 3
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
7  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 3 3
8  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27


  1. ^ The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie (German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik (German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.


  • 1936 Summer Olympics Official Report Volume 2. pp. 1020-9.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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