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Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight coxless four

The men's lightweight coxless four competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia took place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Men's lightweight coxless four
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Date18–24 September
Competitors57 from 14 nations
Winning time6:01.68
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Laurent Porchier
Jean-Christophe Bette
Yves Hocdé
Xavier Dorfman
 France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Simon Burgess
Anthony Edwards
Darren Balmforth
Robert Richards
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Søren Madsen
Thomas Ebert
Eskild Ebbesen
Victor Feddersen
 Denmark
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Contents

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. As a lightweight rowing event, rowers were limited to a maximum body mass of 72.5 kilograms each and 70 kilograms on average. The competition consisted 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. Unsuccessful boats 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.[1]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Monday, 18 September 2000 09:40 Heats
Wednesday, 20 September 2000 09:40 Repechages
Friday, 22 September 2000 09:10 Semifinals
Saturday, 23 September 2000 11:30 Final B
Sunday, 24 September 2000 09:10 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Laurent Porchier, Jean-Christophe Bette, Yves Hocdé, Xavier Dorfman   France 6:09.32 A/B
2 Iain Brambell, Chris Davidson, Gavin Hassett, Jon Beare   Canada 6:10.37 A/B
3 Roland Händle, Björn Spaeter, Thorsten Schmidt, Marcus Mielke   Germany 6:16.37 A/B
4 Jorge Morgenstern, Herbert Jans, Christián Yantani, Miguel Cerda   Chile 6:21.10 R
5 Keisuke Murai, Atsushi Obata, Hiroya Sato, Yasunori Tanabe   Japan 6:22.31 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Simon Burgess, Anthony Edwards, Darren Balmforth, Robert Richards   Australia 6:11.42 A/B
2 Joris Trooster, Jeroen Spaans, Simon Kolkman, Robert van der Vooren   Netherlands 6:14.37 A/B
3 Helfried Jurtschitsch, Bernd Wakolbinger, Martin Kobau, Wolfgang Sigl   Austria 6:16.94 A/B
4 Dmitry Kartashov, Andrey Shevel, Sergey Bukreyev, Aleksandr Zyuzin   Russia 6:17.01 R
5 Neville Maxwell, Neal Byrne, Gearoid Towey, Anthony O'Connor   Ireland 6:18.94 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Salvatore Amitrano, Franco Sancassani, Catello Amarante, Carlo Gaddi   Italy 6:14.89 A/B
2 Marc Schneider, Greg Ruckman, Paul Teti, Tom Auth   United States 6:16.36 A/B
3 Mark Raeside Rowand, Ross Hawkins, Roger Tobler, Mike Hasselbach   South Africa 6:17.88 A/B
4 Søren Madsen, Thomas Ebert, Eskild Ebbesen, Victor Feddersen   Denmark 6:21.30 R

RepechageEdit

First three qualify to semifinals.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Søren Madsen, Thomas Ebert, Eskild Ebbesen, Victor Feddersen   Denmark 6:08.63 A/B
2 Dmitry Kartashov, Andrey Shevel, Sergey Bukreyev, Alexandre Zyuzin   Russia 6:10.35 A/B
3 Neville Maxwell, Neal Byrne, Gearoid Towey, Anthony O'Connor   Ireland 6:13.00 A/B
4 Jorge Morgenstern, Herbert Jans, Christián Yantani, Miguel Cerda   Chile 6:15.49
5 Keisuke Murai, Atsushi Obata, Hiroya Sato, Yasunori Tanabe   Japan 6:18.56

SemifinalsEdit

First three places advance to Final A, the remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Simon Burgess, Anthony Edwards, Darren Balmforth, Robert Richards   Australia 6:00.82 A
2 Laurent Porchier, Jean-Christophe Bette, Yves Hocdé, Xavier Dorfman   France 6:00.85 A
3 Marc Schneider, Greg Ruckman, Paul Teti, Tom Auth   United States 6:05.13 A
4 Helfried Jurtschitsch, Bernd Wakolbinger, Martin Kobau, Wolfgang Sigl   Austria 6:10.11 B
5 Neville Maxwell, Neal Byrne, Gearoid Towey, Anthony O'Connor   Ireland 6:10.30 B
6 Roland Händle, Björn Später, Thorsten Schmidt, Marcus Mielke   Germany 6:15.75 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Salvatore Amitrano, Franco Sancassani, Catello Amarante, Carlo Gaddi   Italy 6:00.82 A
2 Søren Madsen, Thomas Ebert, Eskild Ebbesen, Victor Feddersen   Denmark 6:01.67 A
3 Mark Raeside Rowand, Ross Hawkins, Roger Tobler, Mike Hasselbach   South Africa 6:02.09 A
4 Iain Brambell, Chris Davidson, Gavin Hassett, Jon Beare   Canada 6:02.49 B
5 Joris Trooster, Jeroen Spaans, Simon Kolkman, Robert van der Vooren   Netherlands 6:03.25 B
6 Dmitry Kartashov, Andrey Shevel, Sergey Bukreyev, Alexandre Zyuzin   Russia 6:15.31 B

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Iain Brambell, Chris Davidson, Gavin Hassett, Jon Beare   Canada 6:04.31
2 Joris Trooster, Jeroen Spaans, Simon Kolkman, Robert van der Vooren   Netherlands 6:05.96
3 Helfried Jurtschitsch, Bernd Wakolbinger, Martin Kobau, Wolfgang Sigl   Austria 6:10.11
4 Dmitry Kartashov, Andrey Shevel, Sergey Bukreyev, Alexandre Zyuzin   Russia 6:09.12
5 Neville Maxwell, Neal Byrne, Gearoid Towey, Anthony O'Connor   Ireland 6:09.84
6 Roland Händle, Björn Später, Thorsten Schmidt, Marcus Mielke   Germany 6:15.31

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Laurent Porchier, Jean-Christophe Bette, Yves Hocdé, Xavier Dorfman   France 6:01.68
  Simon Burgess, Anthony Edwards, Darren Balmforth, Robert Richards   Australia 6:02.09
  Søren Madsen, Thomas Ebert, Eskild Ebbesen, Victor Feddersen   Denmark 6:03.51
4 Salvatore Amitrano, Franco Sancassani, Catello Amarante, Carlo Gaddi   Italy 6:03.77
5 Mark Raeside Rowand, Ross Hawkins, Roger Tobler, Mike Hasselbach   South Africa 6:07.67
6 Marc Schneider, Greg Ruckman, Paul Teti, Tom Auth   United States 6:10.09

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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