Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's K-1 1000 metres

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These are the results of the men's K-1 1000 metres competition in canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics . The K-1 event is raced by single-man canoe sprint kayaks. Heat and semifinals took place on December 1.

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Medalists

Gold medal with cup.svg Gold Silver medal with cup.svg Silver Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze
Flag of Sweden.svg  Gert Fredriksson  (SWE)Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg  Igor Pissarov  (URS)Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Lajos Kiss  (HUN)

Heats

16 competitors entered, but 13 only took part. Those 13 competitors first raced in three heats. The top three finishers in each heat moved directly to the final.

Heat 1
1.Flag of Sweden.svg  Gert Fredriksson  (SWE)4:22.0QF
2.Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg  Igor Pissarov  (URS)4:22.2QF
3.Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Ladislav Čepčianský  (TCH)4:26.0QF
4.Flag of Norway.svg  Knut Østby  (NOR)4:27.1
5.Flag of Finland.svg  Thorvald Strömberg  (FIN)4:51.3
6.Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Robert Smith  (CAN)4:54.2
Heat 2
1.Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Stefan Kapłaniak  (POL)4:35.4QF
2.Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Lajos Kiss  (HUN)4:35.8QF
3.Flag of France.svg  Louis Gantois  (FRA)4:39.9QF
Heat 3
1.Flag of Germany.svg  Ernst Steinhauer  (EUA)4:24.8QF
2.Flag of Denmark.svg  Villy Christiansen  (DEN)4:25.2QF
3.Flag of Australia.svg  Barry Stuart  (AUS)4:30.1QF
4.US flag 48 stars.svg  David Merwin  (USA)4:35.9

Final

Gold medal with cup.svg Flag of Sweden.svg  Gert Fredriksson  (SWE)4:12.8
Silver medal with cup.svg Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg  Igor Pissarov  (URS)4:15.3
Bronze medal with cup.svg Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Lajos Kiss  (HUN)4:16.2
4.Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Stefan Kapłaniak  (POL)4:19.8
5.Flag of France.svg  Louis Gantois  (FRA)4:22.1
6.Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Ladislav Čepčianský  (TCH)4:23.2
7.Flag of Denmark.svg  Villy Christiansen  (DEN)4:25.2
8.Flag of Germany.svg  Ernst Steinhauer  (EUA)4:25.5
9.Flag of Australia.svg  Barry Stuart  (AUS)4:30.7

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