Rowing at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's eight

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

Women's eight
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Date22–28 July
Competitors72 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Liliana Gafencu
Veronica Cochela
Elena Georgescu
Anca Tănase
Doina Spîrcu
Marioara Popescu
Ioana Olteanu
Elisabeta Lipă
Doina Ignat
 Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Anna van der Kamp
Tosha Tsang
Lesley Thompson
Emma Robinson
Jessica Monroe
Heather McDermid
Maria Maunder
Theresa Luke
Alison Korn
 Canada
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yelena Mikulich
Marina Znak
Nataliya Volchek
Nataliya Stasyuk
Tamara Davydenko
Valentina Skrabatun
Nataliya Lavrinenko
Yaroslava Pavlovich
Aleksandra Pankina
 Belarus
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Competition formatEdit

The competition consisted of two main rounds (heats and finals) as well as a repechage. The 8 boats were divided into two heats for the first round, with 4 boats in each heat. The first-place boat in each heat (2 boats total) advanced directly to the "A" final. The remaining 6 boats were placed in the repechage. The repechage featured a single heat. The top 4 boats in the repechage advanced to the "A" final, while the remaining 2 boats (5th and 6th placers in the repechage) were sent to the "B" final.

The boats in the "A" final competed for medals and 4th through 6th place; the boats in the "B" final competed for 7th and 8th.[2]

All races were over a 2000 metre course.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Yaroslava Pavlovich   Belarus 6:24.61 QA
2 Yasmin Farooq   United States 6:28.45 R
3 Jissy de Wolf   Netherlands 6:32.71 R
4 Kaylynn Hick   Australia 6:35.69 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Elena Georgescu   Romania 6:23.94 QA
2 Lesley Thompson   Canada 6:29.08 R
3 Daniela Neunast   Germany 6:33.90 R
4 Suzie Ellis   Great Britain 6:39.34 R

RepechageEdit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time Notes
1 Yasmin Farooq   United States 6:06.17 QA
2 Lesley Thompson   Canada 6:06.49 QA
3 Jissy de Wolf   Netherlands 6:08.85 QA
4 Kaylynn Hick   Australia 6:08.92 QA
5 Daniela Neunast   Germany 6:09.43 QB
6 Suzie Ellis   Great Britain 6:12.28 QB

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time
7 Suzie Ellis   Great Britain 6:15.21
8 Daniela Neunast   Germany 6:17.73

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Coxswain Nation Time
  Elena Georgescu   Romania 6:19.73
  Lesley Thompson   Canada 6:24.05
  Yaroslava Pavlovich   Belarus 6:24.44
4 Yasmin Farooq   United States 6:26.19
5 Kaylynn Hick   Australia 6:30.10
6 Jissy de Wolf   Netherlands 6:31.11

Final classificationEdit

The following rowers took part:[1]

Rank Rowers Country
  Liliana Gafencu
Veronica Cochela
Elena Georgescu
Anca Tănase
Doina Spîrcu
Marioara Popescu
Ioana Olteanu
Elisabeta Lipă
Doina Ignat
  Romania
  Anna van der Kamp
Tosha Tsang
Lesley Thompson
Emma Robinson
Jessica Monroe
Heather McDermid
Maria Maunder
Theresa Luke
Alison Korn
  Canada
  Yelena Mikulich
Marina Znak
Nataliya Volchek
Nataliya Stasyuk
Tamara Davydenko
Valentina Skrabatun
Nataliya Lavrinenko
Yaroslava Pavlovich
Aleksandra Pankina
  Belarus
Anne Kakela
Mary McCagg
Laurel Korholz
Catriona Fallon
Betsy McCagg
Monica Tranel Michini
Amy Fuller
Jennifer Dore
Yasmin Farooq
  United States
Jennifer Luff
Gina Douglas
Amy Safe
Anna Ozolins
Karina Wieland
Alison Davies
Carmen Klomp
Bronwyn Thompson
Kaylynn Hick
  Australia
Femke Boelen
Marleen van der Velden
Astrid van Koert
Marieke Westerhof
Rita de Jong
Tessa Knaven
Tessa Appeldoorn
Muriel van Schilfgaarde
Jissy de Wolf
  Netherlands
Annamarie Stapleton
Lisa Eyre
Dot Blackie
Kate Pollitt
Miriam Batten
Cath Bishop
Joanne Turvey
Alison Gill
Suzie Ellis
  Great Britain
Ina Justh
Antje Rehaag
Kathleen Naser
Andrea Gesch
Dana Pyritz
Micaela Schmidt
Anja Pyritz
Ute Schell-Wagner-Stange
Daniela Neunast
  Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rowing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Coxed Eights". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, pp. 340–42.