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

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

Women's single sculls
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Date17–23 September
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Winning time7:28.14
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ekaterina Karsten
 Belarus
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rumyana Neykova
 Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski
 Germany
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Contents

Competition formatEdit

This rowing event is a single scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a single rower. 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 (not feasible for singles events). 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.[1]

During the first round six heats were held. The winning boat in each heat advanced to the semifinals, while all others were relegated to the repechages.

The repechages were rounds which offered rowers a chance to qualify for the semi-final. Placing in the repechages determined which semifinal the boat would race in. The top three boats in each repechage moved on to the A/B semifinals, with the bottom three boats going to the C/D semifinals.

Four semifinals were held, two each of A/B semifinals, and C/D semifinals. For each semifinal race, the top three boats moved on to the better of the two finals, while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals possible. For example, a second-place finish in an A/B semifinal would result in advancement to the A final. Since 19 boats are qualified in this event, the last boat in C/D semifinals is eliminated from the competition.

The fourth and final round was the Finals. Each final determined a set of rankings. The A final determined the medals, along with the rest of the places through 6th. The B final gave rankings from 7th to 12th, the C from 13th to 18th, and so on. Thus, to win a medal rowers had to finish in the top four of their heat, top three of their quarterfinal, and top three of their A/B semifinal to reach the A final.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 17 September 2000 08:30 Heats
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 08:30 Repechages
Thursday, 21 September 2000 08:30 Semifinals A/B
Thursday, 21 September 2000 10:10 Semifinals C/D
Friday, 22 September 2000 10:10 Final B
Friday, 22 September 2000 11:20 Final C
Saturday, 23 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 Sonia Waddell   New Zealand 7:40.18 Q
2 Gina Douglas   Australia 7:43.48 R
3 Mayra González   Cuba 7:48.28 R
4 Soraya Jadué   Chile 8:03.52 R
5 Fenella Ng   Hong Kong 8:19.88 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Rumyana Neykova   Bulgaria 7:36.10 Q
2 Agnieszka Tomczak   Poland 7:43.99 R
3 Alison Mowbray   Great Britain 7:46.73 R
4 Paola López   Argentina 8:06.65 R
5 Samia Hireche   Algeria 8:28.65 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ekaterina Karsten   Belarus 7:47.73 Q
2 Monica Tranel-Michini   United States 7:52.05 R
3 Maria Brandin   Sweden 7:53.46 R
4 Kristen Wall   Canada 8:07.76 R

Heat 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski   Germany 7:32.80 Q
2 Yulia Alexandrova   Russia 7:36.80 R
3 Sophie Balmary   France 7:45.12 R
4 Phuttharaksa Neegree   Thailand 8:22.54 R
5 Ibtissem Trimèche   Tunisia 8:32.05 R

RepechageEdit

First two qualify for semifinals A/B, remainder to semifinals C/D.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Yulia Alexandrova   Russia 7:47.04 A/B
2 Maria Brandin   Sweden 7:55.47 A/B
3 Paola López   Argentina 8:03.83 C/D
4 Fenella Ng   Hong Kong 8:16.62 C/D

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Alison Mowbray   Great Britain 7:51.33 A/B
2 Monica Tranel-Michini   United States 7:54.40 A/B
3 Soraya Jadué   Chile 8:02.17 C/D
4 Ibtissem Trimèche   Tunisia 8:28.43 C/D

Repechage 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mayra González   Cuba 7:46.25 A/B
2 Agnieszka Tomczak   Poland 7:47.37 A/B
3 Phuttharaksa Neegree   Thailand 8:27.25 C/D

Repechage 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Gina Douglas   Australia 7:42.67 A/B
2 Sophie Balmary   France 7:51.87 A/B
3 Kristen Wall   Canada 8:05.18 C/D
4 Samia Hireche   Algeria 8:21.67 C/D

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinals C/DEdit

First three qualify to Final C.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Kristen Wall   Canada 8:09.28 C
2 Paola López   Argentina 8:13.05 C
3 Ibtissem Trimèche   Tunisia 8:30.60
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Soraya Jadué   Chile 8:01.30 C
2 Samia Hireche   Algeria 8:18.16 C
3 Fenella Ng   Hong Kong 8:21.40 C
4 Phuttharaksa Neegree   Thailand 8:29.60

Semifinals A/BEdit

First three qualify to Final A, remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Rumyana Neykova   Bulgaria 7:28.34 A
2 Gina Douglas   Australia 7:32.34 A
3 Sonia Waddell   New Zealand 7:35.24 A
4 Mayra González   Cuba 7:38.97 B
5 Maria Brandin   Sweden 7:49.09 B
6 Monica Tranel-Michini   United States 7:52.92 B
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski   Germany 7:37.77 A
2 Ekaterina Karsten   Belarus 7:40.36 A
3 Yulia Alexandrova   Russia 7:42.23 A
4 Agnieszka Tomczak   Poland 7:45.64 B
5 Sophie Balmary   France 7:47.16 B
6 Alison Mowbray   Great Britain 7:52.28 B

FinalsEdit

Final CEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Soraya Jadué   Chile 7:53.56
2 Kristen Wall   Canada 7:57.94
3 Paola López   Argentina 8:03.11
4 Fenella Ng   Hong Kong 8:11.06
5 Samia Hireche   Algeria 8:12.89

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mayra González   Cuba 7:32.29
2 Agnieszka Tomczak   Poland 7:33.20
3 Sophie Balmary   France 7:34.23
4 Alison Mowbray   Great Britain 7:35.26
5 Maria Brandin   Sweden 7:39.44
6 Monica Tranel-Michini   United States 7:48.95

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Ekaterina Karsten   Belarus 7:28.14
  Rumyana Neykova   Bulgaria 7:28.15
  Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski   Germany 7:28.99
4 Yulia Alexandrova   Russia 7:36.57
5 Gina Douglas   Australia 7:37.88
6 Sonia Waddell   New Zealand 7:43.71

ReferencesEdit

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

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