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Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's double sculls

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

Women's double sculls
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Date17–23 September
Competitors20 from 10 nations
Winning time6:55.44
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kathrin Boron
Jana Thieme
 Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pieta van Dishoeck
Eeke van Nes
 Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kristina Poplavskaja
Birutė Šakickienė
 Lithuania
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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 each 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. 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 10 boats in heats, the best boats qualify directly for "Final A". All other boats progress to the repechage round, which offers a second chance to qualify for "Final A". Unsuccessful boats from the repechage must proceed to final B, which determines the last four places, from 7–10. The final ranking for this event was based on the order of finish. The top three teams earned Olympic medals for placing first, second, and third, while the remaining "Final A" teams placed fourth through sixth, according to their final finish.[1]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 17 September 2000 10:40 Heats
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 10:20 Repechages
Friday, 22 September 2000 10:50 Final B
Saturday, 23 September 2000 09:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Kathrin Boron
Jana Thieme
  Germany 7:04.74 Q
2 Pieta van Dishoeck
Eeke van Nes
  Netherlands 7:10.55 R
3 Ruth Davidon
Carol Skricki
  United States 7:15.48 R
4 Marina Hatzakis
Bronwyn Roye
  Australia 7:18.40 R
5 Frances Houghton
Sarah Winckless
  Great Britain 7:24.07 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Veronica Cogeanu-Cochelea
Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă
  Romania 7:08.70 Q
2 Kristina Poplavskaja
Birutė Šakickienė
  Lithuania 7:13.04 R
3 Gaëlle Buniet
Céline Garcia
  France 7:15.39 R
4 Carolina Lüthi
Bernadette Wicki
  Switzerland 7:16.94 R
5 Liu Lin
Sun Guangxia
  China 7:33.17 R

RepechageEdit

First two qualify to Final A, the remainder to final B.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Pieta van Dishoeck
Eeke van Nes
  Netherlands 7:08.98 A
2 Marina Hatzakis
Bronwyn Roye
  Australia 7:10.09 A
3 Gaëlle Buniet
Céline Garcia
  France 7:10.98 B
4 Liu Lin
Sun Guangxia
  China 7:32.36 B

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Kristina Poplavskaja
Birutė Šakickienė
  Lithuania 7:08.18 A
2 Ruth Davidon
Carol Skricki
  United States 7:08.99 A
3 Frances Houghton
Sarah Winckless
  Great Britain 7:14.03 B
4 Carolina Lüthi
Bernadette Wicki
  Switzerland 7:15.09 B

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Carolina Lüthi
Bernadette Wicki
  Switzerland 7:02.82
2 Gaëlle Buniet
Céline Garcia
  France 7:04.73
3 Frances Houghton
Sarah Winckless
  Great Britain 7:07.62
4 Liu Lin
Sun Guangxia
  China 7:23.74

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Kathrin Boron
Jana Thieme
  Germany 6:55.44
  Pieta van Dishoeck
Eeke van Nes
  Netherlands 7:00.36
  Kristina Poplavskaja
Birutė Šakickienė
  Lithuania 7:01.71
4 Ruth Davidon
Carol Skricki
  United States 7:02.61
5 Veronica Cogeanu-Cochelea
Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă
  Romania 7:05.05
6 Marina Hatzakis
Bronwyn Roye
  Australia 7:05.35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Double Sculls". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 November 2012.

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