Rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's eight

The men's eights competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics took place at Grünau Regatta Course, near Berlin, Germany. The event was held from 12 to 14 August, and was won by a United States crew from the University of Washington. This event is chronicled in The Boys in the Boat written by Daniel James Brown.[1]

Men's eights
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueGrünau Regatta Course
Date12–14 August
Competitors126 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA) (Morris, Day, Adam, White, McMillin, Hunt, Rantz, Hume, Moch)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Italy (ITA)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany (GER)
← 1932
1948 →

HeatsEdit

12 August. First boat in each heat advanced directly to final. The other boats must compete again in the repechage for remaining spots in the final.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Country Rowers Time Notes
1   United States (USA) Herbert Morris, Charles Day, Gordon Adam, John White, James McMillin, George Hunt, Joe Rantz, Don Hume, Robert Moch (cox) 6:00.8 F
2   Great Britain (GBR) Tom Askwith, Ran Laurie, John Cherry, Hugh Mason, McAllister Lonnon, Annesley Kingsford, Desmond Kingsford, John Couchman, Noel Duckworth (cox) 6:02.1
3   France (FRA) Émile Lecuirot, Louis Devillié, Henri Souharce, Alphonse Bouton, Camille Becanne, Bernard Batillat, Jean Cottez, Marcel Charletoux, Claude Lowenstein (cox) 6:11.6
4   Japan (JPN) Tadashi Negishi, Masaru Kashiwahara, Shusui Sekigawa, Isamu Mita, Osamu Kitamura, Haruyoshi Nakagawa, Takeo Hori, Yoshiteru Suzuki, Tadashi Shimijima (cox) 6:12.3
5   Czechoslovakia (TCH) Karel Brandstätter, Pavel Parák, Jan Holobrádek, Ladislav Smolík, František Šír, František Kobzík, Rudolf Baránek, Antonín Hrstka, Bedřich Procházka (cox) 6:28.6

Heat 2Edit

Rank Country Rowers Time Notes
1   Hungary (HUN) Pál Domonkos, Sándor von Korompay, Hugó Ballya, Imre Kapossy, Antal Szendey, Gábor Alapy, Frigyes Hollósi, László Szabó, Ervin Kereszthy (cox) 6:07.1 F
2   Italy (ITA) Guglielmo Del Bimbo, Dino Barsotti, Oreste Grossi, Enzo Bartolini, Mario Checcacci, Dante Secchi, Ottorino Quaglierini, Enrico Garzelli, Cesare Milani (cox) 6:10.1
3   Canada (CAN) Cedric Liddell, Grey McLeish, Joseph Harris, Ben Sharpe, Jack Cunningham, Charles Matteson, Harry Fry, Sandy Saunders, Les MacDonald (cox) 6:14.3
4   Australia (AUS) Len Einsaar, Joe Gould, Mervyn Wood, Walter Jordan, George Elias, Wal Mackney, William Cross, Don Ferguson, Norman Ella 6:21.9
5   Brazil (BRA) Arno Franzen, Maximo Fava, Ernesto Sauter, Alfredo de Baer, Frederico Tadewald, Henrique Kranen, Nilo Franzen, Lauro Franzen, Rodolpho Rath 6:33.2

Heat 3Edit

Rank Country Rowers Time Notes
1   Switzerland (SUI) Werner Schweizer, Fritz Feldmann, Rudolf Homberger, Oskar Neuenschwander, Hermann Betschart, Hans Homberger, Alex Homberger, Karl Schmid, Rolf Spring (cox) 6:08.4 F
2   Germany (GER) Alfred Rieck, Helmut Radach, Hans Kuschke, Heinz Kaufmann, Gerd Völs, Werner Loeckle, Hans-Joachim Hannemann, Herbert Schmidt, Wilhelm Mahlow (cox) 6:08.5
3   Yugoslavia (YUG) Leonardo Bujas, Rade Sunara, Vice Jurišić, Marjan Zaninović, Ante Krnčević, Špiro Grubišić, Stipe Krnčević, Ćiril Ban, Pavao Ljubičić (cox) 6:15.5
4   Denmark (DEN) Remond Larsen, Olaf Klitgaard Poulsen, Poul Byrge Poulsen, Keld Karise, Bjørner Drøger, Carl Berner, Knud Olsen, Emil Boje Jensen, Harry Gregersen (cox) 6:18.0

RepechageEdit

13 August. Winner of each race advanced to the final, the other boats were eliminated.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Country Time Notes
1   Germany (GER) 6:44.9 F
2   Australia (AUS) 6:55.1
3   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 7:07.8
4   Denmark (DEN) withdrew

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Country Time Notes
1   Italy (ITA) 6:35.6 F
2   Japan (JPN) 6:42.3
3   Yugoslavia (YUG) 6:47.3
4   Brazil (BRA) 7:06.1

Repechage 3Edit

14 August.

Rank Country Time Notes
1   Great Britain (GBR) 6:29.3 F
2   Canada (CAN) 6:33.8
3   France (FRA) 6:36.6

FinalEdit

Rank Country Time Notes
    United States (USA) 6:25.4
    Italy (ITA) 6:26.0
    Germany (GER) 6:26.4
4   Great Britain (GBR) 6:30.1
5   Hungary (HUN) 6:30.3
6   Switzerland (SUI) 6:35.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's Coxed Eights". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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