Rowing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's double sculls

The women's double sculls competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics took place at Notre Dame Island Olympic Basin, Canada.[1] It was the first time the event was contested for women.[1]

Women's double sculls
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Date19–24 July
Competitors20 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Svetla Otsetova
Zdravka Yordanova
 Bulgaria
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sabine Jahn
Petra Boesler
 East Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Eleonora Kaminskaitė
Genovaitė Ramoškienė
 Soviet Union
1980 →

Competition formatEdit

The competition consisted of two main rounds (heats and finals) as well as a repechage. The 10 boats were divided into two heats for the first round, with 5 boats in each heat. The winner of each heat advanced directly to the "A" final (1st through 6th place). The remaining 8 boats were placed in the repechage. Two heats were held in the repechage, with 4 boats in each heat. The top two boats in each heat of the repechage went to the "A" final as well. The remaining 4 boats (3rd and 4th placers in the repechage heats) competed in the "B" final for 7th through 10th place.[2]

All races were over a 1000 metre course.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Soviet Union 3:21.75 QA
2   East Germany 3:22.35 R
3   Norway 3:29.54 R
4   Canada 3:31.88 R
5   United States 3:33.15 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Bulgaria 3:25.05 QA
2   Netherlands 3:31.17 R
3   France 3:31.38 R
4   Czechoslovakia 3:33.98 R
5   Austria 3:40.09 R

RepechageEdit

Repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   East Germany 3:34.99 QA
2   Canada 3:42.73 QA
3   France 3:43.00 QB
4   Austria 3:52.93 QB

Repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Nation Time Notes
1   Norway 3:44.02 QA
2   United States 3:45.19 QA
3   Netherlands 3:47.80 QB
4   Czechoslovakia 3:49.39 QB

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
7   Netherlands 4:03.37
8   Czechoslovakia 4:03.66
9   France 4:05.16
10   Austria 4:11.38

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Nation Time
    Bulgaria 3:44.36
    East Germany 3:47.86
    Soviet Union 3:49.93
4   Norway 3:52.18
5   United States 3:58.25
6   Canada 4:06.23

Final classificationEdit

Rank Rowers Country
  Svetla Otsetova
Zdravka Yordanova
  Bulgaria
  Sabine Jahn
Petra Boesler
  East Germany
  Eleonora Kaminskaitė
Genovaitė Ramoškienė
  Soviet Union
4 Solfrid Johansen
Ingun Brechan
  Norway
5 Jan Palchikoff
Diane Braceland
  United States
6 Cheryl Howard
Bev Cameron
  Canada
7 Andrea Vissers
Helie Klaasse
  Netherlands
8 Miluše Neffeová
Zuzana Prokešová
  Czechoslovakia
9 Josiane Rabiller
Françoise Wittington
  France
10 Renate Sigl
Maria Leibetseder
  Austria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rowing at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's Double Sculls". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 89.