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Rowing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed four

The men's coxed four (M4+) competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics took place at the rowing basin on Notre Dame Island in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was held from 18 to 25 July and was won by the team from Soviet Union.

Men's coxed four
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic basin at Notre Dame Island
Date18–25 July
Competitors71 from 14 nations
Teams14
Winning time6:40.22
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
Aleksandr Sema (heat 1)
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andreas Schulz
Rüdiger Kunze
Walter Dießner
Ullrich Dießner
Johannes Thomas (cox)
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans-Johann Färber
Ralph Kubail
Siegfried Fricke
Peter Niehusen
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
 West Germany
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Contents

BackgroundEdit

While West Germany had won the previous Olympic event in 1972, the Soviet Union had since won most of the relevant competitions: the 1973 European Rowing Championships (the event was discontinued after 1973), and the 1975 World Rowing Championships. In the 1974 World Rowing Championships, the Soviet Union won silver. East Germany had won silver at the 1972 Summer Olympics and had since won silver at the 1973 European Rowing Championships, gold at the 1974 World Rowing Championships, and silver in the following year. West Germany had not made the A final at the 1973 European Rowing Championships, but had won bronze at both the subsequent world championships.[1] The only other country that had won medals in these events was Czechoslovakia, having won bronze in both 1972 and 1973.[2][3]

Previous M4+ competitionsEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics[2] West Germany East Germany Czechoslovakia
1973 European Rowing Championships[3] Soviet Union East Germany Czechoslovakia
1974 World Rowing Championships[4] East Germany Soviet Union West Germany
1975 World Rowing Championships[5] Soviet Union East Germany West Germany

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Three heats were rowed on 18 July. Two of the heats had five teams and one had four teams, with the first three teams to qualify for the semi-finals, and the remaining teams progressing to the repechage.[6]

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Martin Baltus
Adrie Klem
Evert Kroes
Gert Jan van Woudenberg
Jos Ruijs (cox)
  Netherlands 6:38.95 SF
2 Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Aleksandr Sema
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
  Soviet Union 6:41.54 SF
3 Bernard Bruand
Serge Fornara
Lionel Girard
Jean-Jacques Mulot
Jean-Pierre Huguet-Balent (cox)
  France 6:42.14 SF
4 Lachezar Boychev
Ivan Botev
Nacho Minchev
Kiril Kirchev
Nenko Dobrev (cox)
  Bulgaria 6:43.69 R
5 Enzo Borgonovi
Gino Iseppi
Battista Paganelli
Ariosto Temporin
Paolo Trisciani (cox)
  Italy 6:44.81 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Vladimír Jánoš
Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Milan Suchopár
Vladimír Petříček (cox)
  Czechoslovakia 6:47.57 SF
2 Ian Boserio
Viv Haar
Danny Keane
Tim Logan
David Simmons (cox)
  New Zealand 6:48.25 SF
3 Jim Muldoon
Christy O'Brien
Willie Ryan
Mick Ryan
Liam Redmond (cox)
  Ireland 6:50.76 SF
4 Tom Amundsen
Kjell Sverre Johansen
Sverre Norberg
Rune Dahl
Alf Torp (cox)
  Norway 6:52.18 R
5 Hugo Aberastegui
Gerardo Constantini
Ignacio Ruiz
Raúl Tettamanti
Jorge Segurado (cox)
  Argentina 7:04.38 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ullrich Dießner
Walter Dießner
Rüdiger Kunze
Andreas Schulz
Johannes Thomas (cox)
  East Germany 6:27.97 SF
2 Hans-Johann Färber
Siegfried Fricke
Ralph Kubail
Peter Niehusen
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
  West Germany 6:31.52 SF
3 Fred Borchelt
Robert Zagunis
Pat Hayes
Michael Plumb
John Hartigan (cox)
  United States 6:36.52 SF
4 Jerzy Broniec
Ryszard Burak
Jerzy Ulczyński
Adam Tomasiak
Włodzimierz Chmielewski (cox)
  Poland 6:42.55 R

RepechageEdit

One heat was rowed in the repechage on 20 July. Of the five teams competing, the first three progressed to the semi-finals.[7] Poland swapped seats 2 and 4 for this race. The team from Bulgaria swapped three of the seats for the repechage. Italy swapped seats 1 to 3. Norway swapped seats 2 to 4. Argentina and Norway were eliminated in the repechage.[8]

Rank Rower Country Time[9] Notes
1 Jerzy Broniec
Adam Tomasiak
Jerzy Ulczyński
Ryszard Burak
Włodzimierz Chmielewski (cox)
  Poland 6:22.16 SF
2 Nacho Minchev
Ivan Botev
Kiril Kirchev
Lachezar Boychev
Nenko Dobrev (cox)
  Bulgaria 6:23.47 SF
3 Battista Paganelli
Enzo Borgonovi
Gino Iseppi
Ariosto Temporin
Paolo Trisciani (cox)
  Italy 6:25.43 SF
4 Hugo Aberastegui
Gerardo Constantini
Ignacio Ruiz
Raúl Tettamanti
Jorge Segurado (cox)
  Argentina 6:26.89
5 Tom Amundsen
Rune Dahl
Kjell Sverre Johansen
Sverre Norberg
Alf Torp (cox)
  Norway 6:26.93

Semi-finalsEdit

Two heats were rowed in the semi-finals on 23 July. Of the six teams competing per heat, the first three would qualify for the A final, while the others would progress to the B final.[10]

Heat 1Edit

East Germany swapped the seats of all four rowers. The New Zealanders swapped seats 2 and 4. The United States swapped seats 2 to 4. The Dutch changed the seats of all four rowers. The French team swapped the stroke with seat 3.[8]

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Andreas Schulz
Rüdiger Kunze
Ullrich Dießner
Walter Dießner
Johannes Thomas (cox)
  East Germany 6:11.32 SA
2 Nacho Minchev
Ivan Botev
Kiril Kirchev
Lachezar Boychev
Nenko Dobrev (cox)
  Bulgaria 6:13.26 SA
3 Ian Boserio
Tim Logan
Danny Keane
Viv Haar
David Simmons (cox)
  New Zealand 6:14.10 SA
4 Fred Borchelt
Pat Hayes
Michael Plumb
Robert Zagunis
John Hartigan (cox)
  United States 6:14.87 SB
5 Adrie Klem
Martin Baltus
Gert Jan van Woudenberg
Evert Kroes
Jos Ruijs (cox)
  Netherlands 6:18.61 SB
6 Lionel Girard
Serge Fornara
Bernard Bruand
Jean-Jacques Mulot
Jean-Pierre Huguet-Balent (cox)
  France 6:19.61 SB

Heat 2Edit

The team from the Soviet Union replaced Aleksandr Sema with Mikhail Kuznetsov. The team from West Germany swapped seats 2 and 3. Ireland swapped rowers in seats 1, 2, and 4.[8]

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
  Soviet Union 6:09.28 SA
2 Vladimír Jánoš
Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Milan Suchopár
Vladimír Petříček (cox)
  Czechoslovakia 6:10.32 SA
3 Hans-Johann Färber
Ralph Kubail
Siegfried Fricke
Peter Niehusen
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
  West Germany 6:10.74 SA
4 Mick Ryan
Jim Muldoon
Willie Ryan
Christy O'Brien
Liam Redmond (cox)
  Ireland 6:11.94 SB
5 Jerzy Broniec
Adam Tomasiak
Jerzy Ulczyński
Ryszard Burak
Włodzimierz Chmielewski (cox)
  Poland 6:13.53 SB
6 Battista Paganelli
Enzo Borgonovi
Gino Iseppi
Ariosto Temporin
Paolo Trisciani (cox)
  Italy 6:17.79 SB

FinalsEdit

The two finals were rowed on 25 July.[11]

B finalEdit

In the B final, the Dutch team changed seats 2 to 4. The team from the USA swapped the stroke with seat 4.[8]

Rank Rower Country Time
7 Mick Ryan
Jim Muldoon
Willie Ryan
Christy O'Brien
Liam Redmond (cox)
  Ireland 6:49.56
8 Jerzy Broniec
Adam Tomasiak
Jerzy Ulczyński
Ryszard Burak
Włodzimierz Chmielewski (cox)
  Poland 6:51.85
9 Lionel Girard
Serge Fornara
Bernard Bruand
Jean-Jacques Mulot
Jean-Pierre Huguet-Balent (cox)
  France 6:52.13
10 Adrie Klem
Evert Kroes
Martin Baltus
Gert Jan van Woudenberg
Jos Ruijs (cox)
  Netherlands 6:53.55
11 Robert Zagunis
Pat Hayes
Michael Plumb
Fred Borchelt
John Hartigan (cox)
  United States 6:54.92
12 Battista Paganelli
Enzo Borgonovi
Gino Iseppi
Ariosto Temporin
Paolo Trisciani (cox)
  Italy 6:55.53

A finalEdit

The team from the Soviet Union swapped rowers in seats 3 and 4. The East German Dießner twins swapped their seats. The Czechoslovakian, Bulgarian, and New Zealand teams changed seats for all four rowers.[8]

Rank Rower Country Time
  Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
  Soviet Union 6:40.22
  Andreas Schulz
Rüdiger Kunze
Walter Dießner
Ullrich Dießner
Johannes Thomas (cox)
  East Germany 6:42.70
  Hans-Johann Färber
Ralph Kubail
Siegfried Fricke
Peter Niehusen
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
  West Germany 6:46.96
4 Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Milan Suchopár
Vladimír Jánoš
Vladimír Petříček (cox)
  Czechoslovakia 6:50.15
5 Lachezar Boychev
Nacho Minchev
Ivan Botev
Kiril Kirchev
Nenko Dobrev (cox)
  Bulgaria 6:52.88
6 Viv Haar
Danny Keane
Tim Logan
Ian Boserio
David Simmons (cox)
  New Zealand 7:00.17

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Final Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "(M4+) Men's Coxed Four - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "(M4+) Men's Coxed Four - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften. Vierer mit Steuermann – Herren" [Rowing – World Championships. Four with coxswain – Men]. Sport-Komplett.de (in German). Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "(M4+) Men's Coxed Four - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Round One Repêchage". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e Official Report of the Organising Committee 1978, Vol 3, pp. 111–113.
  9. ^ Official Report of the Organising Committee 1978, Vol 3, p. 111.
  10. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Semi-Finals". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  11. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Final Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  • Proulx, Daniel; Mollitt, J. James (1969). Chantigny, Louis (ed.). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXI Olympiad (PDF). Ottawa, Canada: Organizing Committee of the Games of the XXI Olympiad.