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Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight double sculls

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

Men's lightweight double sculls
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Date18–24 September
Competitors38 from 19 nations
Winning time6:21.75
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tomasz Kucharski
Robert Sycz
 Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Elia Luini
Leonardo Pettinari
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pascal Touron
Thibaud Chapelle
 France
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Competition formatEdit

This rowing event is a double scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a pair of rowers. The "scull" portion means that the rower uses two oars, one on each side of the boat; this contrasts with sweep rowing in which each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. As a lightweight rowing competition, the body mass of the rowers was limited to a maximum 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 19 boats in 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 must proceed to final C, which determines places 13–18. 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 09:00 Heats
Wednesday, 20 September 2000 09:00 Repechages
Friday, 22 September 2000 08:50 Semifinals
Saturday, 23 September 2000 11:20 Final B
Saturday, 23 September 2000 12:20 Final C
Sunday, 24 September 2000 08:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The winner of each heat advanced to the semifinals, remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Tomasz Kucharski
Robert Sycz
  Poland 6:34.28 Q
2 Markus Gier
Michael Gier
  Switzerland 6:37.88 R
3 Ulf Lienhard
Sebastián Massa
  Argentina 6:40.16 R
4 Steve Tucker
Conal Groom
  United States 6:42.08 R
5 Josef Källström
Anders Båtemyr
  Sweden 6:42.67 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Haimish Karrasch
Bruce Hick
  Australia 6:33.48 Q
2 Ingo Euler
Bernhard Rühling
  Germany 6:40.53 R
3 Raúl León
Osmani Martín
  Cuba 6:42.24 R
4 Sergey Dmitryaychev
Dmitry Ovechko
  Russia 6:46.34 R
5 Zahid Ali Pirzada
Hazrat Islam
  Pakistan 7:13.62 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Pascal Touron,
Thibaud Chapelle
  France 6:32.73 Q
2 Juan Zunzunegui
Rubén Álvarez
  Spain 6:34.89 R
3 Maarten van der Linden
Pepijn Aardewijn
  Netherlands 6:38.62 R
4 Tom Kay
Tom Middleton
  Great Britain 6:41.74 R
5 Lo Sing Yan
Lui Kam Chi
  Hong Kong 7:09.75 R

Heat 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Elia Luini,
Leonardo Pettinari
  Italy 6:24.73 Q
2 Hitoshi Hase
Daisaku Takeda
  Japan 6:27.00 R
3 Vasileios Polymeros
Panagiotis Miliotis
  Greece 6:29.68 R
4 Rómulo Bouzas
Gerardo Gómez
  Mexico 6:31.24 R

RepechageEdit

First two qualify to semifinals A/B, the remainder to final C.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Hitoshi Hase
Daisaku Takeda
  Japan 6:33.81 A/B
2 Maarten van der Linden
Pepijn Aardewijn
  Netherlands 6:36.99 A/B
3 Josef Källström
Anders Båtemyr
  Sweden 6:38.77 C
4 Sergey Dmitryaychev
Dmitri Ovetchko
  Russia 6:44.53 WD

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Juan Zunzunegui
Rubén Álvarez
  Spain 6:39.20 A/B
2 Steve Tucker
Conal Groom
  United States 6:39.72 A/B
3 Raúl León
Osmani Martin
  Cuba 6:44.08 WD

Repechage 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ingo Euler
Bernhard Rühling
  Germany 6:36.26 A/B
2 Romu Bouzas Rodriguez
Gerard Gomez Counahan
  Mexico 6:38.07 A/B
3 Ulf Lienhard
Sebastian Rodrigo Massa
  Argentina 6:41.10 C
4 Sing Yan Lo
Kam Chi Lui
  Hong Kong 7:05.05 C

Repechage 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Markus Gier
Michael Gier
  Switzerland 6:35.39 A/B
2 Vasileios Polymeros
Panagiotis Miliotis
  Greece 6:38.78 A/B
3 Tom Kay
Tom Middleton
  Great Britain 6:43.25 C
4 Zahid Ali Pirzada
Hazrat Islam
  Pakistan 7:13.98 C

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Tomasz Kucharski
Robert Sycz
  Poland 6:20.60 A
2 Markus Gier
Michael Gier
  Switzerland 6:23.08 A
3 Ingo Euler
Bernhard Rühling
  Germany 6:24.55 A
4 Haimish Karrasch
Bruce Hick
  Australia 6:25.20 B
5 Steve Tucker
Conal Groom
  United States 6:32.86 B
6 Maarten van der Linden
Pepijn Aardewijn
  Netherlands 6:43.80 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Pascal Touron,
Thibaud Chapelle
  France 6:21.32 A
2 Elia Luini,
Leonardo Pettinari
  Italy 6:21.59 A
3 Hitoshi Hase
Daisaku Takeda
  Japan 6:23.37 A
4 Vasileios Polymeros
Panagiotis Miliotis
  Greece 6:25.38 B
5 Romu Bouzas Rodriguez
Gerard Gomez Counahan
  Mexico 6:33.62 B
6 Juan Zunzunegui
Rubén Álvarez
  Spain 6:39.49 B

FinalsEdit

Final CEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ulf Lienhard
Sebastian Rodrigo Massa
  Argentina 6:29.19
2 Tom Kay
Tom Middleton
  Great Britain 6:32.67
3 Josef Källström
Anders Båtemyr
  Sweden 6:34.11
4 Sing Yan Lo
Kam Chi Lui
  Hong Kong 6:49.19
5 Zahid Ali Pirzada
Hazrat Islam
  Pakistan 6:52.12

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Haimish Karrasch
Bruce Hick
  Australia 6:26.21
2 Vasileios Polymeros
Panagiotis Miliotis
  Greece 6:27.79
3 Juan Zunzunegui
Rubén Álvarez
  Spain 6:31.49
4 Romu Bouzas Rodriguez
Gerard Gomez Counahan
  Mexico 6:31.70
5 Steve Tucker
Conal Groom
  United States 6:32.41
6 Maarten van der Linden
Pepijn Aardewijn
  Netherlands 6:43.80

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Tomasz Kucharski
Robert Sycz
  Poland 6:21.75
  Elia Luini,
Leonardo Pettinari
  Italy 6:23.47
  Pascal Touron,
Thibaud Chapelle
  France 6:24.85
4 Ingo Euler
Bernhard Rühling
  Germany 6:26.54
5 Markus Gier
Michael Gier
  Switzerland 6:28.52
6 Hitoshi Hase
Daisaku Takeda
  Japan 6:29.74

ReferencesEdit

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

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