Similarly to women qualification, the best time from the first round remained unexceeded. Thus, the first place belongs to Vavřinec Hradílek. He himself cooled down and let spectators enjoy his race. However, Luboš Hilgert improved his time and got himself onto the second place with a time 84.70. Peter Kauzer also showed he's in form here by improving his time to 84.91. Due to this time, Czech kayaker Jiří Prskavec had been shelved onto the fourth position (time 85.24).
Here you can find the complete results of K1M qualification.
There will be forty semifinalists competing tomorrow morning, the best of them will take part in finals tomorrow afternoon.
No celebrity will be missing in the semifinals – the world champion Danielle Molmenti (ITA), the winner of the olympic games in Beijing Alexander Grimm (GER), not even the Schwitzerland kayaker Michael Kurt, who missed the gate in his first heat.