Rowing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed pair

The men's coxed pair competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place at Meilahti, Finland.[1] It was held from 20 to 23 July.[2] There were 15 boats (45 competitors) from 15 nations, with each nation limited to a single boat in the event.[2] The event was won by French team Raymond Salles, Gaston Mercier, and coxswain Bernard Malivoire; it was the nation's first victory in the event (though a French boy had been the cox for a mixed team that won gold in 1900). Germany, which had won the event in 1936 but had been excluded from the 1948 Games after World War II, took silver (Heinz Manchen, Helmut Heinhold, and cox Helmut Noll). Sweden, the defending champions, had an all-new crew of Svend Ove Pedersen, Poul Svendsen, and cox Jørgen Frantzen; they took bronze.

Men's coxed pairs
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
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VenueMeilahti
Dates20–23 July
Competitors45 from 15 nations
Winning time8:28.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Raymond Salles
Gaston Mercier
Bernard Malivoire (cox)
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll (cox)
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen (cox)
 Denmark
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BackgroundEdit

This was the eighth appearance of the event. Rowing had been on the programme in 1896 but was cancelled due to bad weather. The men's coxed pair was one of the original four events in 1900, but was not held in 1904, 1908, or 1912. It returned to the programme after World War I and was held every Games from 1924 to 1992, when it (along with the men's coxed four) was replaced with the men's lightweight double sculls and men's lightweight coxless four.[2]

Three of the 28 competitors from the 1948 coxed pair event returned: one of the rowers from Italy's silver medal team, Aldo Tarlao, and the coxswains from Hungary (bronze medal winning Róbert Zimonyi) and Greece (ninth-place finisher Grigorios Emmanouil). Favorite status went to the winners of the last three European championships, the Italian team of Tarlao, Giuseppe Ramani, and Luciano Marion. Switzerland's Walter Lüchinger, Alex Siebenhaar, and Walter Ludin had been the runner-up the last two European events.[2]

Egypt, Finland, the Soviet Union, and Sweden each made their debut in the event. France made its eighth appearance, the only nation to have competed in all editions of the event to that point.

Competition formatEdit

The coxed pair event featured three-person boats, with two rowers and a coxswain. It was a sweep rowing event, with the rowers each having one oar (and thus each rowing on one side). The course returned to the 2000 metres distance that became the Olympic standard in 1912 (with the exception of 1948).[3]

The competition expanded from previous years to include a second repechage after the semifinals. This brought the tournament to five rounds total: quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final with two repechages after the first two rounds.[2]

  • Quarterfinals: There were 4 quarterfinals, with 3 or 4 boats each. Two boats from each heat (8 boats total) advanced to the semifinals; all other boats (7 boats total) went to the first repechage.
  • First repechage: There were 2 repechage heats, with 3 or 4 boats each. The winner of each heat (2 boats) went to the second repechage (not the semifinals); all other boats (5 total) were eliminated.
  • Semifinals: There were 2 semifinals, each with 4 boats. The winner of each heat (2 boats) advanced directly to the final; the remaining boats (6 total) went to the second repechage.
  • Second repechage: There were 3 heats, with 2 or 3 boats each. The winner of each heat (3 boats) advanced to the final, with the rest of the boats (5 total) eliminated.
  • Final: A single final, with 5 boats.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 20 July 1952 Quarterfinals
Monday, 21 July 1952 9:00
16:00
First repechage
Semifinals
Tuesday, 22 July 1952 9:00 Second repechage
Wednesday, 23 July 1952 17:30 Final

ResultsEdit

The following rowers took part:[2]

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll   Germany 8:02.3 Q
2 Hippolyte Mattelé
Eugeen Jacobs
Kamiel Van Dooren   Belgium 8:05.3 Q
3 Veijo Mikkolainen
Toimi Pitkänen
Erkki Lyijynen   Finland 8:06.6 R
4 Francisco Furtado
Harry Mosé
João Maio   Brazil 8:19.0 R

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Raymond Salles
Gaston Mercier
Bernard Malivoire   France 7:57.7 Q
2 Czesław Lorenc
Romuald Thomas
Zdzisław Michalski   Poland 7:59.8 Q
3 Walter Lüchinger
Alex Siebenhaar
Walter Ludin   Switzerland 8:16.4 R

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 James Fifer
Duvall Hecht
James Beggs   United States 8:02.1 Q
2 László Halász
József Sátori
Róbert Zimonyi   Hungary 8:04.1 Q
3 Ove Nilsson
Ingemar Svensson
Lars-Erik Larsson   Sweden 8:07.6 R
4 Mohamed Anwar
Ali Tawfik Youssif
Albert Selim El-Mankabadi   Egypt 8:29.3 R

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Giuseppe Ramani
Aldo Tarlao
Luciano Marion   Italy 7:59.9 Q
2 Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen   Denmark 8:02.7 Q
3 Yevgeny Morozov
Viktor Shevchenko
Mikhail Prudnikov   Soviet Union 8:05.0 R
4 Iraklis Klangas
Nikos Nikolaou
Grigorios Emmanouil   Greece 8:24.1 R

First repechageEdit

First repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Veijo Mikkolainen
Toimi Pitkänen
Erkki Lyijynen   Finland 7:55.0 R
2 Walter Lüchinger
Alex Siebenhaar
Walter Ludin   Switzerland 7:56.8
3 Iraklis Klangas
Nikos Nikolaou
Grigorios Emmanouil   Greece 8:12.9
4 Mohamed Anwar
Ali Tawfik Youssif
Albert Selim El-Mankabadi   Egypt 8:21.4

First repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Yevgeny Morozov
Viktor Shevchenko
Mikhail Prudnikov   Soviet Union 8:03.0 R
2 Ove Nilsson
Ingemar Svensson
Lars-Erik Larsson   Sweden 8:03.8
3 Francisco Furtado
Harry Mosé
João Maio   Brazil 8:05.5

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Raymond Salles
Gaston Mercier
Bernard Malivoire   France 8:07.5 Q
2 Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll   Germany 8:12.9 R
3 Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen   Denmark 8:18.7 R
4 László Halász
József Sátori
Róbert Zimonyi   Hungary 8:43.7 R

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Giuseppe Ramani
Aldo Tarlao
Luciano Marion   Italy 8:07.6 Q
2 Hippolyte Mattelé
Eugeen Jacobs
Kamiel Van Dooren   Belgium 8:11.4 R
3 Czesław Lorenc
Romuald Thomas
Zdzisław Michalski   Poland 8:12.1 R
4 James Fifer
Duvall Hecht
James Beggs   United States 8:13.0 R

Second repechageEdit

Second repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll   Germany 7:54.7 Q
2 James Fifer
Duvall Hecht
James Beggs   United States 7:55.5
3 Yevgeny Morozov
Viktor Shevchenko
Mikhail Prudnikov   Soviet Union 8:08.4

Second repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Veijo Mikkolainen
Toimi Pitkänen
Erkki Lyijynen   Finland 8:01.8 Q
2 Hippolyte Mattelé
Eugeen Jacobs
Kamiel Van Dooren   Belgium 8:03.7
3 László Halász
József Sátori
Róbert Zimonyi   Hungary 8:16.6

Second repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen   Denmark 7:51.2 Q
2 Czesław Lorenc
Romuald Thomas
Zdzisław Michalski   Poland 8:00.9

FinalEdit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time
  Raymond Salles
Gaston Mercier
Bernard Malivoire   France 8:28.6
  Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll   Germany 8:32.1
  Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen   Denmark 8:34.9
4 Giuseppe Ramani
Aldo Tarlao
Luciano Marion   Italy 8:38.4
5 Veijo Mikkolainen
Toimi Pitkänen
Erkki Lyijynen   Finland 8:40.8

Results summaryEdit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Quarterfinals First repechage Semifinals Second repechage Final
  Raymond Salles
Gaston Mercier
Bernard Malivoire   France 7:57.7 Bye 8:07.5 Bye 8:28.6
  Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll   Germany 8:02.3 Bye 8:12.9 7:54.7 8:32.1
  Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen   Denmark 8:02.7 Bye 8:18.7 7:51.2 8:34.9
4 Giuseppe Ramani
Aldo Tarlao
Luciano Marion   Italy 7:59.9 Bye 8:07.6 Bye 8:38.4
5 Veijo Mikkolainen
Toimi Pitkänen
Erkki Lyijynen   Finland 8:06.6 7:55.0 Bye 8:01.8 8:40.8
6 James Fifer
Duvall Hecht
James Beggs   United States 8:02.1 Bye 8:13.0 7:55.5 Did not advance
7 Czesław Lorenc
Romuald Thomas
Zdzisław Michalski   Poland 7:59.8 Bye 8:12.1 8:00.9
8 Hippolyte Mattelé
Eugeen Jacobs
Kamiel Van Dooren   Belgium 8:05.3 Bye 8:11.4 8:03.7
9 Yevgeny Morozov
Viktor Shevchenko
Mikhail Prudnikov   Soviet Union 8:05.0 8:03.0 Bye 8:08.4
10 László Halász
József Sátori
Róbert Zimonyi   Hungary 8:04.1 Bye 8:43.7 8:16.6
11 Walter Lüchinger
Alex Siebenhaar
Walter Ludin   Switzerland 8:16.4 7:56.8 Did not advance
12 Ove Nilsson
Ingemar Svensson
Lars-Erik Larsson   Sweden 8:07.6 8:03.8
13 Francisco Furtado
Harry Mosé
João Maio   Brazil 8:19.0 8:05.5
14 Iraklis Klangas
Nikos Nikolaou
Grigorios Emmanouil   Greece 8:24.1 8:12.9
15 Mohamed Anwar
Ali Tawfik Youssif
Albert Selim El-Mankabadi   Egypt 8:29.3 8:21.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Coxed Pairs". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Coxed Pairs, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Why Do We Race 2000m? The History Behind the Distance". World Rowing. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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