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Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's coxless pair

These are the results of the Women's coxless pair competition, one of six events for female competitors in Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

Women's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Katherine Grainger
Cath Bishop
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bichyk
Natallia Helakh
 Belarus
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Contents

Women's PairEdit

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
  Romania
Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
  Great Britain
Katherine Grainger
Cath Bishop
  Belarus
Yuliya Bichyk
Natallia Helakh

HeatsEdit

10 boats competed in two heats on 14 August, 2004. The top 3 pairs from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
1 Yuliya Bichyk and Natallia Helakh   Belarus 7:27.73
2 Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop   Great Britain 7:34.66
3 Maren Derlien and Sandra Goldbach   Germany 7:44.00
4 Sophie Balmary and Virginie Chauvel   France 7:49.70
5 Sarah Jones and Kate Mackenzie   United States 7:53.78

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
1 Georgeta Damian and Viorica Susanu   Romania 7:29.74
2 Darcy Marquardt and Buffy-Lynne Williams   Canada 7:42.36
3 Milka Tancheva and Anna Chuk   Bulgaria 7:52.45
4 Cong Huanling and Feng Xueling   China 7:53.30
5 Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles   New Zealand 9:37.53

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
  Georgeta Damian and Viorica Susanu   Romania 7:06.56
  Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop   Great Britain 7:08.66
  Yuliya Bichyk and Natallia Helakh   Belarus 7:09.36
4 Darcy Marquardt and Buffy-Lynne Williams   Canada 7:13.33
5 Maren Derlien and Sandra Goldbach   Germany 7:20.20
6 Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles   New Zealand 7:23.52

The Romanians never looked likely to lose as they led throughout. At 1,000 metres they were nearly two seconds clear of the Canadians who were half a second ahead of Belarus with world champions Great Britain a further second back. By 1,500 m. they had extended their lead with no change in positions in the trailing pack. Just after this mark Belarus and Great Britain both made a move to push past Canada who could not respond. The British kept their push going and passed the Belarusians and by the finishing line had just about overlapped the dominant Romanians. Belarus were two thirds of length back with a very tired looking Canada a further one and a half lengths away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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