U.S. OUTLOOK: Former Israeli Rami Zur (kayak singles 500 meters) and 2002 world champ Rebecca Giddens (slalom) could both reach the podium.
Canoe singles 500 meters
[Gold]Maxim Opalev, Russia
[Silver]Andreas Dittmer, Germany
[Bronze]Martin Doktor, Czech Republic
Doktor was DQ'd for encroaching on Dittmer in a 2000 heat, then reinstated.
Canoe singles 1,000 meters
[Gold]Andreas Dittmer, Germany
[Silver]David Cal Figueroa, Spain
[Bronze]Maxim Opalev, Russia
Defending champ Dittmer works 20 hours a week as a bank teller.
Canoe pairs 500 meters
[Gold]Kozmann & Kolonics, Hungary
[Silver]Baraszkiewicz & Jedraszko, Poland
[Bronze]Popescu & Simiocencu, Romania
The Polish pair placed second by .25 of a second in Sydney.
Canoe pairs 1,000 meters