The men’s canoe sprint C-1 1000 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro took place between 15 and 16 August at Lagoa Stadium. The medals were presented by Tony Estanguet, IOCmember, France and István Vaskuti, First Vice President of the ICF.
The competition comprised heats, semifinals, and a final round. The top boats from each heat advances to the “A” final, and the remaining boats advance to the semifinals. The top two boats in each semifinal and the next overall best boat advanced to the “A” final, and competed for medals. A placing “B” final was held for the other semifinalists.
First boat progresses to A final and the remaining boats are qualified for the semifinals.