Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics (women's K2) on a stamp of Japan

Canoeing at the 1964 Summer Olympics was held between 20 October 1964 and 22 October 1964 on Lake Sagami, 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Sagamiko, Kanagawa, Japan. There were 7 events, 5 of which were for men and 2 for women. Both of the women's events were 500 metre kayaking events; there were three kayaking and two canoeing events for men, all of which covered 1000 metres. The K-4 event for men was introduced to the Olympic program at these Games, replacing the 4×500 metre K-1 event that was raced in the 1960 Games.

The Romanian canoeists garnered the most medals at 5, but did not win a single gold medal. In that category the Soviet competitors were the most successful, taking three championships. The German team and the Swedish team each won a pair of golds as well.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
Jürgen Eschert
 United Team of Germany
Andrei Igorov
Yevgeny Penyayev
 Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
Andrei Khimich
and Stepan Oshchepkov
 Soviet Union
Jean Boudehen
and Michel Chapuis
Peer Nielsen
and John Sørensen
K-1 1000 metres
Rolf Peterson
Mihály Hesz
Aurel Vernescu
K-2 1000 metres
Gunnar Utterberg
and Sven-Olov Sjödelius
Antonius Geurts
and Paul Hoekstra
Heinz Büker
and Holger Zander
 United Team of Germany
K-4 1000 metres
 Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Chuzhikov
Anatoli Grishin
Vyacheslav Ionov
Volodymyr Morozov
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Günther Perleberg
Bernhard Schulze
Friedhelm Wentzke
Holger Zander
 Romania (ROU)
Simion Cuciuc
Atanase Sciotnic
Mihai Ţurcaş
Aurel Vernescu

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
Lyudmila Khvedosyuk
 Soviet Union
Hilde Lauer
Marcia Jones
 United States
K-2 500 metres
 Roswitha Esser
and Annemarie Zimmermann (EUA)
 Francine Fox
and Glorianne Perrier (USA)
 Hilde Lauer
and Cornelia Sideri (ROU)

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 0 1 4
2  United Team of Germany (EUA) 2 1 1 4
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 0 0 2
4  Romania (ROU) 0 2 3 5
5  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
9  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
Totals (9 nations) 7 7 7 21


  • Canoeing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games.
  • 1964 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 1. pp. 246–52.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-20.

Coordinates: 35°48′11″N 139°40′08″E / 35.8031°N 139.6689°E / 35.8031; 139.6689

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