Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

The men's double sculls competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Albano, Italy.[1]

Men's double sculls
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Date31 August – 3 September
Competitors32 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Václav Kozák
Pavel Schmidt
 Czechoslovakia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Berkutov
Yuriy Tyukalov
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ernst Hürlimann
Rolf Larcher
 Switzerland
← 1956
1964 →

Competition formatEdit

This rowing competition consisted of two main rounds (heats and final), as well as a repechage round that allowed teams that did not win their heats to advance to the final. All races were 2,000 metres in distance.

  • Heats: Three heats. With 16 boats entered, there were five or six boats per heat. The winner of each heat advanced directly to the final; all other boats went to the repechage.
  • Repechage: Three heats. With 13 boats racing in but not winning their initial heats, there were four or five boats per repechage heat. The top boat in each repechage heat advanced to the final, with the remaining boats eliminated.
  • Final: The final consisted of the six boats that had won either the preliminary heats or the repechage heats.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   France 6:45.23 Q
2   Netherlands 6:48.22 R
3   Yugoslavia 6:49.94 R
4   United States 6:51.92 R
5   United Team of Germany 6:52.05 R
6   Australia 7:16.41 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Czechoslovakia 6:51.47 Q
2   Soviet Union 6:51.98 R
3   Great Britain 7:00.13 R
4   Norway 7:11.04 R
5   Denmark 7:15.23 R

Heat 3Edit

Italy was disqualified for false starting twice.

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Switzerland 6:54.78 Q
2   Belgium 6:55.31 R
3   Austria 7:18.13 R
4   Uruguay 7:38.57 R
  Italy DSQ R

RepechageEdit

Repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Netherlands 6:51.61 Q
2   Norway 7:02.88
3   Denmark 7:09.95
4   Austria 7:15.63

Repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Soviet Union 6:55.91 Q
2   Uruguay 7:04.78
3   Yugoslavia 7:07.61
4   Italy 7:08.16
5   Australia 7:12.37

Repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Belgium 6:49.04 Q
2   Great Britain 6:49.81
3   United Team of Germany 6:55.15
4   United States 6:55.25

FinalEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
    Czechoslovakia 6:47.50
    Soviet Union 6:50.49
    Switzerland 6:50.59
4   France 6:52.22
5   Netherlands 6:53.86
6   Belgium 6:56.40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2018.