Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless pair

The men's coxless pair (M2-) competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at Lake Casitas in Ventura County, California, United States. It was held from 30 July to 5 August and the outcome was wide open due to the Eastern Bloc boycott and thus the absence of the dominating team from East Germany. The event was won by the team from Romania.[3]

Men's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLake Casitas
Date30 July – 5 August
Competitors28[1] from 14[1] nations
Teams14[1]
Winning time6:45.39[2]
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fernando Climent
Luis María Lasúrtegui
 Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans Magnus Grepperud
Sverre Løken
 Norway
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BackgroundEdit

East Germany had won the coxless pair competition at every Summer Olympics since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, and they were the reigning world champion.[3][4] The Soviet Union had won silver at the last Summer Olympics in this event,[5] had won the 1981 World Rowing Championships,[6] and had won silver in 1983.[4] With both nations absent due to the Eastern Bloc boycott, the only competing nation that had won recent world championships was Norway, which had won the title in 1982.[7] The competition was thus regarded as wide open.[3]

Previous M2- competitionsEdit

Competition Gold Silver Bronze
1980 Summer Olympics[5]   East Germany   Soviet Union   Great Britain
1981 World Rowing Championships[6]   Soviet Union   Netherlands   Italy
1982 World Rowing Championships[7]   Norway   East Germany   Netherlands
1983 World Rowing Championships[4]   East Germany   Soviet Union   Norway

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats of the opening round were rowed on 31 July. The first three of every heat would progress to the semi-finals, whilst the other teams would go to the repechage.[8]

Heat 1Edit

 
The Dutch competitors, Joost Adema (stroke) and Sjoerd Hoekstra, in 1982
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Axel Wöstmann
Thomas Möllenkamp
  West Germany 6:53.83 SF
2 Fernando Climent
Luis María Lasúrtegui
  Spain 6:54.34 SF
3 Joost Adema
Sjoerd Hoekstra
  Netherlands 7:01.47 SF
4 John Houlding
Jim Relle
  Canada 7:07.70 R
5 Robert Booth
Jim Stride
  Australia 7:23.71 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Hans Magnus Grepperud
Sverre Løken
  Norway 6:56.29 SF
2 Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
  Romania 6:56.60 SF
3 Dave De Ruff
John Strotbeck Jr.
  United States 7:00.34 SF
4 Rubén D'Andrilli
Claudio Guindón
  Argentina 7:00.87 R
5 Alfred Fischer (rower)
Markus Wechsler
  Switzerland 7:03.28 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Marco Romano
Pasquale Aiese
  Italy 7:03.06 SF
2 Geoff Horan
Allan Horan
  New Zealand 7:05.44 SF
3 John Beattie
Richard Stanhope
  Great Britain 7:16.39 SF
4 Ronaldo de Carvalho
Ricardo de Carvalho
  Brazil 7:32.69 R

RepechageEdit

The repechage was rowed on 1 August. The first three would progress to the semi-finals, whilst the other two teams were eliminated.[9]

The Swiss team changed seats in the repechage and then maintained the new configuration for the rest of the competition.[2]

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Markus Wechsler
Alfred Fischer (rower)
  Switzerland 7:02.94 SF
2 Rubén D'Andrilli
Claudio Guindón
  Argentina 7:04.33 SF
3 Ronaldo de Carvalho
Ricardo de Carvalho
  Brazil 7:05.24 SF
4 John Houlding
Jim Relle
  Canada 7:09.92
5 Robert Booth
Jim Stride
  Australia 7:10.12

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals were rowed on 2 August. The first three would progress to the A final, whilst the other teams would go to the B final.[10]

Heat 1Edit

The Germans and the Dutch swapped seats in their semi-final and maintained the new configuration in their finals.[2]

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Hans Magnus Grepperud
Sverre Løken
  Norway 6:53.52 FA
2 Thomas Möllenkamp
Axel Wöstmann
  West Germany 6:57.14 FA
3 Dave De Ruff
John Strotbeck Jr.
  United States 6:59.10 FA
4 Geoff Horan
Allan Horan
  New Zealand 7:02.89 FB
5 Sjoerd Hoekstra
Joost Adema
  Netherlands 7:04.61 FB
6 Ronaldo de Carvalho
Ricardo de Carvalho
  Brazil 7:05.92 FB

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
  Romania 6:53.23 FA
2 Fernando Climent
Luis María Lasúrtegui
  Spain 6:53.58 FA
3 Marco Romano
Pasquale Aiese
  Italy 6:58.38 FA
4 Markus Wechsler
Alfred Fischer (rower)
  Switzerland 7:05.81 FB
5 Rubén D'Andrilli
Claudio Guindón
  Argentina 7:08.35 FB
6 John Beattie
Richard Stanhope
  Great Britain 7:09.17 FB

FinalsEdit

B finalEdit

The B final was rowed on 3 August.[2]

Rank Rower Country Time
7 Sjoerd Hoekstra
Joost Adema
  Netherlands 7:02.62
8 Ronaldo de Carvalho
Ricardo de Carvalho
  Brazil 7:03.97
9 Geoff Horan
Allan Horan
  New Zealand 7:04.00
10 Rubén D'Andrilli
Claudio Guindón
  Argentina 7:05.01
11 Markus Wechsler
Alfred Fischer (rower)
  Switzerland 7:07.00
12 John Beattie
Richard Stanhope
  Great Britain 7:08.07

A finalEdit

The A final was rowed on 5 August.[2] Spain was a surprise medallist, and as of 2016, their silver medal is the only Olympic rowing medal that the nation has ever won.[3]

Rank Rower Country Time
  Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
  Romania 6:45.39
  Fernando Climent
Luis María Lasúrtegui
  Spain 6:48.87
  Hans Magnus Grepperud
Sverre Løken
  Norway 6:51.81
4 Thomas Möllenkamp
Axel Wöstmann
  West Germany 6:52.53
5 Marco Romano
Pasquale Aiese
  Italy 6:55.88
6 Dave De Ruff
John Strotbeck Jr.
  United States 6:58.46

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Perelman 1985b, p. 518.
  2. ^ a b c d e Perelman 1985b, p. 525.
  3. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "1983 World Rowing Championships: (M2-) Men's Pair – Final". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "1981 World Rowing Championships: (M2-) Men's Pair – Final". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "1982 World Rowing Championships: (M2-) Men's Pair – Final". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  8. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  9. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Round One Repêchage". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  10. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs Semi-Finals". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  • Perelman, Richard B., ed. (1985). Official Report Los Angeles 1984, Volume 1: Organization and Planning. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.
  • Perelman, Richard B., ed. (1985). Official Report Los Angeles 1984, Volume 2: Competition and Summary and Results. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.