parade of 116 ten-seater Canadian Canoes at 1936 Olympic Games
parade of 116 ten-seater Canadian Canoes at 1936 Olympic Games
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
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VenueLanger See, Grünau
Dates7–8 August
Competitors119 from 19 nations
← 1924 (demonstration)
1948 →

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men. In total, 158 canoeists from 19 nations took part in the canoe races. All these countries had sent in entries before the deadline, the only late entry came from Latvia, which was as a result excluded from participating in the canoeing competitions.

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936, and Saturday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.

Medal table

1 Austria (AUT)3317
2 Germany (GER)2327
3 Czechoslovakia (TCH)2103
4 Canada (CAN)1113
5 Sweden (SWE)1012
6 France (FRA)0101
7 Netherlands (NED)0033
8 United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 entries)99927

Medal summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 m
 Frank Amyot (CAN)  Bohuslav Karlík (TCH)  Erich Koschik (GER)
C-2 1000 m
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Vladimír Syrovátka (TCH)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)[1]
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
C-2 10000 m
 Václav Mottl
and Zdeněk Škrland (TCH)
 Frank Saker
and Harvey Charters (CAN)
 Rupert Weinstabl
and Karl Proisl (AUT)
K-1 1000 m
 Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)  Helmut Cämmerer (GER)  Jaap Kraaier (NED)
K-1 10000 m
 Ernst Krebs (GER)  Fritz Landertinger (AUT)  Ernest Riedel (USA)
K-1 10000 m folding
 Gregor Hradetzky (AUT)  Henri Eberhardt (FRA)  Xaver Hörmann (GER)
K-2 1000 m
 Adolf Kainz
and Alfons Dorfner (AUT)
 Ewald Tilker
and Fritz Bondroit (GER)
 Nicolaas Tates
and Wim van der Kroft (NED)
K-2 10000 m
 Paul Wevers
and Ludwig Landen (GER)
 Viktor Kalisch
and Karl Steinhuber (AUT)
 Tage Fahlborg
and Helge Larsson (SWE)
K-2 10000 m folding
 Erik Bladström
and Sven Johansson (SWE)
 Erich Hanisch
and Willi Horn (GER)
 Piet Wijdekop
and Kees Wijdekop (NED)

Participating nations

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:


  1. ^ The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie (in German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik (in German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.