Canoeing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenuePuerto Madero
Dates24 – 30 November
«19521960»

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Buenos Aires, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous two Games in 1948 and 1952.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Men's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
 Romania
István Hernek
 Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
 Soviet Union
C-1 10000 metres
details
Leon Rotman
 Romania
János Parti
 Hungary
Gennady Bukharin
 Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
 Alexe Dumitru
and Simion Ismailciuc (ROU)
 William Jones
and Thomas Ohman (AUS)
C-2 10000 metres
details
 Pavel Kharin
and Gratsian Botev (URS)
 Georges Dransart
and Marcel Renaud (FRA)
 Imre Farkas
and József Hunics (HUN)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Igor Pissarov
 Soviet Union
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Lajos Kiss
 Hungary
K-1 10000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Michel Scheuer
 United Team of Germany
Ferenc Hatlaczky
 Hungary
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Michel Scheuer
and Meinrad Miltenberger (EUA)
 Mircea Anastasescu
and Stavru Teodorov (ROU)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres
details
 János Urányi
and László Fábián (HUN)
 Fritz Briel
and Theodor Kleine (EUA)
 Dennis Green
and Walter Brown (AUS)

Women's event[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Cecilia Berkes
 Hungary
Yelizaveta Dementyeva
 Soviet Union
Daniela Walkowiak
 Poland