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

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

Women's lightweight double sculls
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Date18–24 September
Competitors36 from 18 nations
Winning time7:02.64
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Angela Alupei
Constanța Burcică
 Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Claudia Blasberg
Valerie Viehoff
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Christine Collins
Sarah Garner
 United States
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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 18 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). Meanwhile, unsuccessful boats from semi-finals A/B must proceed to final B, which determines places 7–12.[1]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Monday, 18 September 2000 08:30 Heats
Wednesday, 20 September 2000 08:30 Repechages
Friday, 22 September 2000 08:30 Semifinals
Saturday, 23 September 2000 11:10 Final B
Saturday, 23 September 2000 12:10 Final C
Sunday, 24 September 2000 08:30 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 Claudia Blasberg
Valerie Viehoff
  Germany 7:11.27 Q
2 Christelle Fernandez-Schulte
Bénédicte Luzuy
  France 7:16.53 R
3 Ou Shaoyan
Yu Hua
  China 7:21.55 R
4 Akiko Iwamoto
Ayako Yoshida
  Japan 7:27.12 R
5 María Montoya
Ana Sofía Soberanes
  Mexico 7:36.51 R
6 Im Jin-myeong
Mun Hae-yeong
  South Korea 8:00.45 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Christine Collins
Sarah Garner
  United States 7:09.99 Q
2 Virginia Lee
Sally Newmarch
  Australia 7:11.11 R
3 Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
  Netherlands 7:18.04 R
4 Tracy Duncan
Fiona Milne
  Canada 7:20.60 R
5 Viktoriya Dimitrova
Margarita Petrova
  Bulgaria 7:22.51 R
6 Marlenis Mesa
Dailin Taset
  Cuba 7:38.26 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Angela Alupei
Constanța Burcică
  Romania 7:16.65 Q
2 Kim Plugge
Pia Vogel
  Switzerland 7:21.43 R
3 Chrysi Biskitzi
Angeliki Gremou
  Greece 7:23.89 R
4 Elżbieta Kuncewicz
Ilona Mokronowska
  Poland 7:28.99 R
5 María Garisoain
Marisa Peguri
  Argentina 7:30.74 R
6 Anna Alliquander
Mónika Remsei
  Hungary 7:31.05 R

RepechageEdit

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

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
  Netherlands 7:10.46 A/B
2 Christelle Fernandez-Schulte
Benedicte Luzuy
  France 7:11.46 A/B
3 Elżbieta Kuncewicz
Ilona Mokronowska
  Poland 7:20.87 A/B
4 Marlenis Mesa
Dailin Taset
  Cuba 7:29.10 C
5 María Montoya
Ana Sofía Soberanes
  Mexico 7:33.58 C

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Virginia Lee
Sally Newmarch
  Australia 7:14.08 A/B
2 Chrysi Biskitzi
Angeliki Gremou
  Greece 7:17.38 A/B
3 Viktoriya Dimitrova
Margarita Petrova
  Bulgaria 7:18.90 A/B
4 Anna Alliquander
Mónika Remsei
  Hungary 7:20.21 C
5 Akiko Iwamoto
Ayako Yoshida
  Japan 7:23.36 C

Repechage 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Kim Plugge
Pia Vogel
  Switzerland 7:12.99 A/B
2 Tracy Duncan
Fiona Milne
  Canada 7:18.83 A/B
3 Ou Shaoyan
Yu Hua
  China 7:21.00 A/B
4 María Garisoain
Marisa Peguri
  Argentina 7:28.19 C
5 Im Jin-myeong
Mun Hae-yeong
  South Korea 7:55.74 C

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Angela Alupei
Constanța Burcică
  Romania 6:59.85 A
2 Claudia Blasberg
Valerie Viehoff
  Germany 7:02.46 A
3 Virginia Lee
Sally Newmarch
  Australia 7:06.58 A
4 Christelle Fernandez-Schulte
Benedicte Luzuy
  France 7:09.32 B
5 Tracy Duncan
Fiona Milne
  Canada 7:14.58 B
6 Viktoriya Dimitrova
Margarita Petrova
  Bulgaria 7:22.47 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Christine Collins
Sarah Garner
  United States 7:04.86 A
2 Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
  Netherlands 7:07.16 A
3 Kim Plugge
Pia Vogel
  Switzerland 7:07.22 A
4 Elżbieta Kuncewicz
Ilona Mokronowska
  Poland 7:08.73 B
5 Ou Shaoyan
Yu Hua
  China 7:18.60 B
6 Chrysi Biskitzi
Angeliki Gremou
  Greece 7:21.88 B

Final CEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Anna Alliquander
Mónika Remsei
  Hungary 7:13.22
2 Akiko Iwamoto
Ayako Yoshida
  Japan 7:15.01
3 Marlenis Mesa
Dailin Taset
  Cuba 7:19.63
4 María Montoya
Ana Sofía Soberanes
  Mexico 7:25.00
5 Im Jin-myeong
Mun Hae-yeong
  South Korea 7:42.07
María Garisoain
Marisa Peguri
  Argentina DNS

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Christelle Fernandez-Schulte
Benedicte Luzuy
  France 7:10.70
2 Elżbieta Kuncewicz
Ilona Mokronowska
  Poland 7:12.76
3 Tracy Duncan
Fiona Milne
  Canada 7:13.76
4 Ou Shaoyan
Yu Hua
  China 7:15.31
5 Chrysi Biskitzi
Angeliki Gremou
  Greece 7:17.11
6 Viktoriya Dimitrova
Margarita Petrova
  Bulgaria 7:17.64

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Angela Alupei
Constanța Burcică
  Romania 7:02.64
  Claudia Blasberg
Valerie Viehoff
  Germany 7:02.95
  Christine Collins
Sarah Garner
  United States 7:06.37
4 Virginia Lee
Sally Newmarch
  Australia 7:12.04
5 Kim Plugge
Pia Vogel
  Switzerland 7:15.57
6 Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
  Netherlands 7:17.89

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Rowing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Lightweight Double Sculls". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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