Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless pair

The men's coxless pair competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Virgilio Uribe Rowing and Canoeing Course, Mexico.[1]

Men's coxless pair
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Date13–18 October
Competitors36 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jörg Lucke
Heinz-Jürgen Bothe
 East Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Larry Hough
Philip Johnson
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Peter Christiansen
Ib Larsen
 Denmark
← 1964
1972 →

Competition formatEdit

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

  • Heats: Three heats. With 18 boats entered, there were six boats per heat. The top two boats in each heat (total of 6 boats) advanced directly to the semifinals; all other boats (12 boats) went to the repechage.
  • Repechage: Two heats. There were 6 boats in each heat. The top three boats in each heat (total of 6 boats) advanced to the semifinals. The remaining boats (6 boats) were eliminated.
  • Semifinals: Two heats. Each heat consisted of 6 boats. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the final; the other three boats in each heat were sent to a 7th–12th place classification race.
  • Finals: A main final and a 7th–12th place classification race.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

The first heat featured 4 of the 6 eventual finalists, including the gold and bronze medalists.

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Netherlands 7:14.50 Q
2   Denmark 7:23.51 Q
3   East Germany 7:30.08 R
4   Switzerland 7:36.91 R
5   Italy 7:42.81 R
6   West Germany 7:45.49 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Austria 7:31.29 Q
2   France 7:34.42 Q
3   Poland 7:45.51 R
4   Mexico 7:48.28 R
5   Cuba 7:51.94 R
6   Canada 7:55.10 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   United States 7:19.92 Q
2   Australia 7:24.66 Q
3   Hungary 7:33.31 R
4   Soviet Union 7:35.61 R
5   Finland 7:37.34 R
6   Uruguay 7:42.35 R

RepechageEdit

Repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   East Germany 7:21.92 Q
2   Italy 7:23.77 Q
3   Hungary 7:26.39 Q
4   Canada 7:33.46
5   Finland 7:40.50
6   Mexico 7:43.38

Repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Switzerland 7:26.33 Q
2   West Germany 7:31.91 Q
3   Poland 7:35.81 Q
4   Uruguay 7:37.95
5   Cuba 7:50.88
  Soviet Union DNF

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Netherlands 7:15.51 Q
2   Austria 7:15.53 Q
3   Switzerland 7:16.09 Q
4   Australia 7:17.09 C
5   Italy 7:29.75 C
6   Poland 7:40.10 C

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   United States 7:21.50 Q
2   Denmark 7:24.98 Q
3   East Germany 7:32.16 Q
4   France 7:43.79 C
5   Hungary 7:45.73 C
6   West Germany 7:53.06 C

FinalsEdit

Classification 7–12Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
7   Australia 7:19.49
8   Poland 7:22.89
9   Hungary 7:26.00
10   Italy 7:32.50
11   France 7:37.64
12   West Germany 7:40.88

FinalEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
    East Germany 7:26.56
    United States 7:26.71
    Denmark 7:31.84
4   Austria 7:41.80
5   Switzerland 7:46.79
6   Netherlands ST

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2018.