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Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres

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Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's C-2 500 metres

Canoeing at the
2004 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

These are the results of the men's C-2 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The C-2 event is raced by two-man sprint canoes.


  • Medalists 1
  • Heats 2
  • Semifinal 3
  • Final 4
  • References 5


 Meng Guanliang
and Yang Wenjun (CHN)
 Ibrahim Rojas
and Ledis Balceiro (CUB)
 Alexander Kostoglod
and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS)


The 14 teams first raced in two heats on August 24. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final, and the remaining 8 teams moved on to the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek (GER) 1:40.128 QF
2.  Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr. (CAN) 1:40.488 QF
3.  Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko (POL) 1:40.524 QF
4.  György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN) 1:41.324 QS
5.  Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov (UKR) 1:44.532 QS
6.  Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky (SVK) 1:45.860 QS
7.  Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson (USA) 1:48.172 QS
Heat 2
1.  Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun (CHN) 1:38.916 QF
2.  Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro (CUB) 1:39.860 QF
3.  Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS) 1:40.128 QF
4.  Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU) 1:41.368 QS
5.  Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR) 1:41.576 QS
6.  Alfredo Bea and David Mascató (ESP) 1:43.708 QS
7.  Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir (FRA) 1:49.940 QS


The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on August 26) advanced to the final, joining the six teams who had moved directly from the heats. All other teams were eliminated.

1.  Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU) 1:41.424 QF
2.  György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN) 1:41.472 QF
3.  Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR) 1:42.484 QF
4.  Maksym Prokopenko and Ruslan Dzhalilov (UKR) 1:42.860
5.  Alfredo Bea and David Mascató (ESP) 1:43.160
6.  Peter Páleš and Daniel Biksadsky (SVK) 1:44.732
7.  Yannick Lavigne and Jose Lenoir (FRA) 1:45.548
8.  Jordan Malloch and Nathan Johnson (USA) 1:46.424


The final was held on August 28.
Gold  Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun (CHN) 1:40.278
Silver  Ibrahim Rojas and Ledis Balceiro (CUB) 1:40.350
Bronze  Alexander Kostoglod and Aleksandr Kovalyov (RUS) 1:40.442
4.  Silviu Simioncencu and Florin Popescu (ROU) 1:40.618
5.  Christian Gille and Tomasz Wylenzek (GER) 1:40.802
6.  Aliaksandr Kurliandchyk and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich (BLR) 1:40.858
7.  György Kozmann and György Kolonics (HUN) 1:41.138
8.  Attila Buday and Tamas Buday Jr. (CAN) 1:41.210
9.  Paweł Baraszkiewicz and Daniel Jędraszko (POL) 1:42.046

The Chinese duo had just won their first World Cup races weeks earlier and were only looking to gain experience for the next Summer Olympics in Beijing. The race was so close that race officials could not determine the winners until most of the canoers were out of their boats and the canoes were on the dock.


  • 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe sprint results (English), (French), & (Greek)
  • 2004 C-2 500 m results.
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jamie Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Pairs 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 482.
  • Yahoo! Sports Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe/Kayak Results
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