Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates30 July – 4 August
«19361952»

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. For the first time, a women's event was part of the Olympic program.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Men's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
 Josef Holeček (TCH)  Douglas Bennett (CAN)  Robert Boutigny (FRA)
C-1 10000 metres
details
 Frank Havens (USA)  František Čapek (TCH)  Norman Lane (CAN)
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna (TCH)
 Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski (USA)
 Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil (FRA)
C-2 10000 metres
details
 Steven Lysak
and Stephen Macknowski (USA)
 Karl Molnar
and Viktor Salmhofer (AUT)
 Georges Dransart
and Georges Gandil (FRA)
K-1 1000 metres
details
 Johan Andersen (DEN)  Hans Martin Gulbrandsen (NOR)  Henri Eberhardt (FRA)
K-1 10000 metres
details
 Knud Ditlevsen (DEN)  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)  Jan Matocha (TCH)
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Ejvind Hansen
and Bernhard Jensen (DEN)
 Hans Berglund
and Lennart Klingström (SWE)
 Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf (FIN)
K-2 10000 metres
details
 Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
 Ivar Mathisen
and Knut Østby (NOR)
 Thor Axelsson
and Nils Björklöf (FIN)

Women's event[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
 Karen Hoff (DEN)  Alida van der Anker-Doedens (NED)  Fritzi Schwingl (AUT)