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Rowing at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless pair

The men's coxless pair rowing competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics took place at Krylatskoye Sports Complex Canoeing and Rowing Basin, Moscow, Soviet Union. The event was held from 20 to 27 July.[1]

Men's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueKrylatskoye Sports Complex Canoeing and Rowing Basin
Date20–27 July
Competitors30 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bernd Landvoigt
and Jörg Landvoigt
 East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuriy Pimenov
and Nikolay Pimenov
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charles Wiggin
and Malcolm Carmichael
 Great Britain
← 1976
1984 →

Contents

HeatsEdit

The three fastest teams in each heat advanced to the semifinals. The remaining teams must compete in repechage for the remaining spots in the semifinals.[2]

Heat OneEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Bernd Landvoigt
Jörg Landvoigt
  East Germany (GDR) 7:19.05
2 Constantin Postoiu
Valer Toma
  Romania (ROU) 7:30.90
3 Wilfried Auerbach
Thomas Linemayr
  Austria (AUT) 7:39.48
4 Michael Jessen
Erik Christiansen
  Denmark (DEN) 7:43.04
5 Nikolaos Ioannidis
Georgios Kourkoumbas
  Greece (GRE) 7:58.37

Heat TwoEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Yuriy Pimenov
Nikolay Pimenov
  Soviet Union (URS) 7:25.09
2 Charles Wiggin
Malcolm Carmichael
  Great Britain (GBR) 7:30.57
3 Miroslav Vraštil
Miroslav Knapek
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 7:34.83
4 José Pardas
Luis Miguel Oliver
  Spain (ESP) 7:46.00
5 Robert Lang
John Bolt
  Australia (AUS) 7:50.05

Heat ThreeEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Franco Valtorta
Antonio Baldacci
  Italy (ITA) 7:28.77
2 Jean-Claude Roussel
Dominique Lecointe
  France (FRA) 7:33.20
3 Pat Gannon
Willie Ryan
  Ireland (IRL) 7:35.10
4 Anders Larson
Anders Wilgotson
  Sweden (SWE) 7:44.16
5 Edgar Nanne
Alberik de Suremain
  Guatemala (GUA) 8:06.53

RepechageEdit

The three fastest teams in the repechage advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Michael Jessen
Erik Christiansen
  Denmark (DEN) 7:08.21
2 Anders Larson
Anders Wilgotson
  Sweden (SWE) 7:09.51
3 Robert Lang
John Bolt
  Australia (AUS) 7:13.24
4 José Pardas
Luis Miguel Oliver
  Spain (ESP) 7:18.45
5 Nikolaos Ioannidis
Georgios Kourkoumbas
  Greece (GRE) 7:24.93
6 Edgar Nanne
Alberik de Suremain
  Guatemala (GUA) 7:34.09

SemifinalsEdit

The three fastest teams in each semifinal advanced to the final.[4]

Semifinal OneEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Bernd Landvoigt
Jörg Landvoigt
  East Germany (GDR) 6:40.54
2 Charles Wiggin
Malcolm Carmichael
  Great Britain (GBR) 6:51.47
3 Anders Larson
Anders Wilgotson
  Sweden (SWE) 6:54.12
4 Franco Valtorta
Antonio Baldacci
  Italy (ITA) 7:00.79
5 Pat Gannon
Willie Ryan
  Ireland (IRL) 7:02.11
6 Wilfried Auerbach
Thomas Linemayr
  Austria (AUT) 7:04.48

Semifinal TwoEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
1 Yuriy Pimenov
Nikolay Pimenov
  Soviet Union (URS) 6:52.11
2 Constantin Postoiu
Valer Toma
  Romania (ROU) 6:52.70
3 Miroslav Vraštil
Miroslav Knapek
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6:56.70
4 Michael Jessen
Erik Christiansen
  Denmark (DEN) 6:56.90
5 Jean-Claude Roussel
Dominique Lecointe
  France (FRA) 7:10.26
6 Robert Lang
John Bolt
  Australia (AUS) 7:11.76

FinalsEdit

Finals AEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
  Bernd Landvoigt
Jörg Landvoigt
  East Germany (GDR) 6:48.01
  Yuriy Pimenov
Nikolay Pimenov
  Soviet Union (URS) 6:50.50
  Charles Wiggin
Malcolm Carmichael
  Great Britain (GBR) 6:51.47
4 Constantin Postoiu
Valer Toma
  Romania (ROU) 6:53.49
5 Miroslav Vraštil
Miroslav Knapek
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 7:01.54
6 Anders Larson
Anders Wilgotson
  Sweden (SWE) 7:02.52

This is still the only Olympic final where two sets of twins finished on the podium.[5]

Finals BEdit

Rank Athletes names Country Time
7 Pat Gannon
Willie Ryan
  Ireland (IRL) 6:54.60
8 Jean-Claude Roussel
Dominique Lecointe
  France (FRA) 6:55.22
9 Wilfried Auerbach
Thomas Linemayr
  Austria (AUT) 6:58.96
10 Robert Lang
John Bolt
  Australia (AUS) 6:59.13
11 Franco Valtorta
Antonio Baldacci
  Italy (ITA) 7:00.71
Michael Jessen
Erik Christiansen
  Denmark (DEN) np

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ Rowing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Round One. Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Rowing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Round One Repêchage. Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ Rowing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Semi-Finals. Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 352. ISBN 0140066322.

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