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Rowing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless four

The men's coxless four competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia took place at Lake Lanier.[1]

Men's coxless four
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Date21–27 July
Competitors56 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nicholas Green
Drew Ginn
James Tomkins
Mike McKay
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bertrand Vecten
Olivier Moncelet
Daniel Fauché
Gilles Bosquet
 France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gregory Searle
Jonathan William Searle
Rupert John Obholzer
Tim Foster
 Great Britain
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Competition formatEdit

This rowing event is a sweep rowing event, meaning that each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. Four rowers crew each boat, and no coxswain is used. The competition consists of multiple rounds. Finals were held to determine the placing of each boat; these finals were given letters with those nearer to the beginning of the alphabet meaning a better ranking. Semifinals were named based on which finals they fed, with each semifinal having two possible finals.

With 14 boats in with heats, the best boats qualify directly for the semi-finals. All other boats progress to the repechage round, which offers a second chance to qualify for the semi-finals. The boats finishing in the 2 last positions from the repechage are eliminated from the competition. The best three boats in each of the two semi-finals qualify for final A, which determines places 1–6 (including the medals). Unsuccessful boats from semi-finals A/B go forward to final B, which determines places 7–12.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first three boats of each heat advanced to the semifinals, the remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Valter Molea
Riccardo Dei Rossi
Raffaello Leonardo
Carlo Mornati
  Italy 6:14.25 Q
2 Gabriel Marin
Dorin Alupei
Dimitrie Popescu
Vasile Măstăcan
  Romania 6:18.03 Q
3 Halvor Sannes Lande
Odd-Even Bustnes
Olaf Tufte
Morten Bergesen
  Norway 6:19.79 Q
4 Stefan Forster
Ike Landvoigt
Claas-Peter Fischer
Stefan Scholz
  Germany 6:21.98 R
5 Daniel Scuri
Horacio Sicilia
Mariano Sosa
Mariano Kowalczyk
  Argentina 6:33.29 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Gregory Searle
Jonathan William Searle
Rupert John Obholzer
Tim Foster
  Great Britain 6:14.47 Q
2 Siniša Skelin
Sead Marušić
Igor Boraska
Tihomir Franković
  Croatia 6:17.42 Q
3 Jacek Streich
Wojciech Jankowski
Piotr Olszewski
Piotr Basta
  Poland 6:19.15 Q
4 Sean Hall
Jason Scott
Tom Murray
Jeff Klepacki
  United States 6:20.72 R
5 Huang Xiaoping
Sun Jun
Liang Hongming
Liu Xianbin
  China 6:30.16 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Nicholas Green
Drew Ginn
James Tomkins
Mike McKay
  Australia 6:15.05 Q
2 Denis Žvegelj
Jani Klemenčič
Milan Janša
Sadik Mujkič
  Slovenia 6:15.86 Q
3 Bertrand Vecten
Olivier Moncelet
Daniel Fauché
Gilles Bosquet
  France 6:18.70 Q
4 Alastair Mackintosh
Ian Wright
Chris White
Scott Brownlee
  New Zealand 6:30.03 R

RepechageEdit

The first three boats of the Repechage advanced to the semifinals, the remainder are eliminated.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Stefan Forster
Ike Landvoigt
Claas-Peter Fischer
Stefan Scholz
  Germany 6:29.10 Q
2 Huang Xiaoping
Sun Jun
Liang Hongming
Liu Xianbin
  China 6:29.95 Q
3 Sean Hall
Jason Scott
Tom Murray
Jeff Klepacki
  United States 6:30.95 Q
4 Alastair Mackintosh
Ian Wright
Chris White
Scott Brownlee
  New Zealand 6:35.58 R
5 Daniel Scuri
Horacio Sicilia
Mariano Sosa
Mariano Kowalczyk
  Argentina 6:37.85 R

SemifinalsEdit

The first three boats of the each semifinal advanced to the Final A, the remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Bertrand Vecten
Olivier Moncelet
Daniel Fauché
Gilles Bosquet
  France 6:09.58 A
2 Valter Molea
Riccardo Dei Rossi
Raffaello Leonardo
Carlo Mornati
  Italy 6:09.62 A
3 Nicholas Green
Drew Ginn
James Tomkins
Mike McKay
  Australia 6:09.95 A
4 Siniša Skelin
Sead Marušić
Igor Boraska
Tihomir Franković
  Croatia 6:12.40 B
5 Halvor Sannes Lande
Odd-Even Bustnes
Olaf Tufte
Morten Bergesen
  Norway 6:15.17 B
6 Huang Xiaoping
Sun Jun
Liang Hongming
Liu Xianbin
  China 6:25.79 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Gregory Searle
Jonathan William Searle
Rupert John Obholzer
Tim Foster
  Great Britain 6:10.78 A
2 Gabriel Marin
Dorin Alupei
Dimitrie Popescu
Vasile Măstăcan
  Romania 6:11.84 A
3 Denis Žvegelj
Jani Klemenčič
Milan Janša
Sadik Mujkič
  Slovenia 6:13.14 A
4 Jacek Streich
Wojciech Jankowski
Piotr Olszewski
Piotr Basta
  Poland 6:16.65 B
5 Sean Hall
Jason Scott
Tom Murray
Jeff Klepacki
  United States 6:18.68 B
6 Stefan Forster
Ike Landvoigt
Claas-Peter Fischer
Stefan Scholz
  Germany 6:19.06 B

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Siniša Skelin
Sead Marušić
Igor Boraska
Tihomir Franković
  Croatia 5:54.58
2 Halvor Sannes Lande
Odd-Even Bustnes
Olaf Tufte
Morten Bergesen
  Norway 5:55.19
3 Stefan Forster
Ike Landvoigt
Claas-Peter Fischer
Stefan Scholz
  Germany 5:57.77
4 Huang Xiaoping
Sun Jun
Liang Hongming
Liu Xianbin
  China 5:58.22
5 Sean Hall
Jason Scott
Tom Murray
Jeff Klepacki
  United States 5:59.19
6 Jacek Streich
Wojciech Jankowski
Piotr Olszewski
Piotr Basta
  Poland 6:00.57

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time
  Nicholas Green
Drew Ginn
James Tomkins
Mike McKay
  Australia 6:06.37
  Bertrand Vecten
Olivier Moncelet
Daniel Fauché
Gilles Bosquet
  France 6:07.03
  Gregory Searle
Jonathan William Searle
Rupert John Obholzer
Tim Foster
  Great Britain 6:07.28
4 Denis Žvegelj
Jani Klemenčič
Milan Janša
Sadik Mujkič
  Slovenia 6:07.87
5 Gabriel Marin
Dorin Alupei
Dimitrie Popescu
Vasile Măstăcan
  Romania 6:08.97
6 Valter Molea
Riccardo Dei Rossi
Raffaello Leonardo
Carlo Mornati
  Italy 6:10.60

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Coxless Fours". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 September 2018.