Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

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

Men's double sculls
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Date13–19 October
Competitors27 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Aleksandr Timoshinin
Anatoliy Sass
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Harry Droog
Leendert van Dis
 Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) John Nunn
Bill Maher
 United States
← 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 13 boats entered, there were four or five boats per heat. The top three boats in each heat (total of 9 boats) advanced directly to the semifinals; all other boats (4 boats) went to the repechage.
  • Repechage: One heat. There were 4 boats in the repechage. The top three boats advanced to the semifinals. The last-place boat was 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

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   United States 6:56.96 Q
2   Romania 6:58.88 Q
3   West Germany 6:59.70 Q
4   Mexico 7:02.18 R
5   Brazil 7:16.70 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Bulgaria 6:54.16 Q
2   Netherlands 6:56.09 Q
3   East Germany 6:59.32 Q
4   Switzerland 6:59.52 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Soviet Union 7:07.46 Q
2   Czechoslovakia 7:10.35 Q
3   France 7:10.72 Q
4   Canada 7:36.52 R

RepechageEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Switzerland 7:07.09 Q
2   Brazil 7:08.46 Q
3   Mexico 7:11.43 Q
4   Canada 7:22.87

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   East Germany 7:07.86 Q
2   Bulgaria 7:12.08 Q
3   Soviet Union 7:12.41 Q
4   Switzerland 7:14.74 C
5   France 9:54.48 C
6   Romania 10:53.17 C

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   United States 7:10.05 Q
2   West Germany 7:11.56 Q
3   Netherlands 7:13.74 Q
4   Mexico 7:15.20 C
5   Brazil 7:17.08 C
6   Czechoslovakia ST C

FinalsEdit

Classification 7–12Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
7   Brazil 7:04.13
8   Romania 7:08.27
9   France 7:08.49
10   Mexico 7:09.90
11   Switzerland 7:12.72
12   Czechoslovakia 7:25.14

FinalEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
    Soviet Union 6:51.82
    Netherlands 6:52.80
    United States 6:54.21
4   Bulgaria 6:58.48
5   East Germany 7:04.92
6   West Germany 7:12.20

ReferencesEdit

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