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Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless four

Men's coxless four competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held between August 9 and 16, at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.[1]

Men's coxless four
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tom James
Steve Williams
Pete Reed
Andrew Triggs Hodge
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matt Ryan
James Marburg
Cameron McKenzie-McHarg
Francis Hegerty
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Julien Desprès
Benjamin Rondeau
Germain Chardin
Dorian Mortelette
 France
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This rowing event is a sweep rowing event, meaning that each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. Four rowers crew each boat, and no coxswain is used. 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.

During the first round three heats were held. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, with the remaining boats going to the repechage. A single repechage heat was held, with the top three boats from that heat also advancing to the A/B semifinal. The lone remaining boat, placing fourth in the repechage, received a final rank of 13th of the 13 boats competing.

Only A/B semifinals were held. For each of the two semifinal races, the top three boats moved on to the better of the two finals (the A final), while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals (the B final).

The third 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.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 17:30-18:00 Heats
Monday, August 11, 2008 17:30-17:40 Repechage
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 16:50-17:10 Semifinals A/B
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:50-18:00 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 17:30-17:40 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B, 4..->R

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 James, Williams, Reed, Triggs Hodge   Great Britain 6:00.59 SA/B
2 C. Mornati, Sartori, N. Mornati, Carboncini   Italy 6:02.84 SA/B
3 Banks, Teti, Lanzone, Newlin   United States 6:03.96 SA/B
4 Zhang, Zhao, Guo, Song   China 6:09.64 R
5 Dzemyanenka, Lialin, Nosau, Kazubouski   Belarus 6:12.63 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Cirkel, Vellenga, Gabriels, Vermeulen   Netherlands 6:00.50 SA/B
2 Meyer, Dallinger, Murray, Bond   New Zealand 6:00.73 SA/B
3 T. Pirih, Rozman, Kolander, M. Pirih   Slovenia 6:03.78 SA/B
4 Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe   Czech Republic 6:10.36 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Ryan, Marburg, McKenzie, Hegerty   Australia 6:00.40 SA/B
2 Hauffe, Seifert, Kaeufer, Adamski   Germany 6:00.95 SA/B
3 Folan, Casey, Devlin, O'Neill   Ireland 6:02.85 SA/B
4 Desprès, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette   France 6:05.00 R

RepechageEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe   Czech Republic 5:58.69 SA/B
2 Desprès, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette   France 6:00.01 SA/B
3 Dzemyanenka, Lialin, Nosau, Kazubouski   Belarus 6:00.44 SA/B
4 Zhang, Zhao, Guo, Song   China 6:02.37

Semifinals A/BEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-3->FA, 4..->FB

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 James, Williams, Reed, Triggs Hodge   Great Britain 5:54.77 FA
2 Ryan, Marburg, McKenzie, Hegerty   Australia 5:56.20 FA
3 Desprès, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette   France 5:56.73 FA
4 Meyer, Dallinger, Murray, Bond   New Zealand 5:57.31 FB
5 Banks, Teti, Lanzone, Newlin   United States 5:57.52 FB
6 Folan, Casey, Devlin, O'Neill   Ireland 5:58.14 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 T. Pirih, Rozman, Kolander, M. Pirih   Slovenia 5:56.08 FA
2 Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe   Czech Republic 5:58.02 FA
3 Hauffe, Seifert, Kaeufer, Adamski   Germany 5:58.72 FA
4 Cirkel, Vellenga, Gabriels, Vermeulen   Netherlands 6:02.46 FB
5 Dzemyanenka, Lialin, Nosau, Kazubouski   Belarus 6:02.79 FB
6 C. Mornati, Sartori, N. Mornati, Carboncini   Italy 6:05.21 FB

Final BEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Meyer, Dallinger, Murray, Bond   New Zealand 6:06.30
2 Cirkel, Vellenga, Gabriels, Vermeulen   Netherlands 6:06.37
3 Banks, Teti, Lanzone, Newlin   United States 6:07.17
4 Folan, Casey, Devlin, O'Neill   Ireland 6:07.97
5 C. Mornati, Sartori, N. Mornati, Carboncini   Italy 6:08.77
6 Dzemyanenka, Lialin, Nosau, Kazubouski   Belarus 6:12.54

Final AEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  James, Williams, Reed, Triggs Hodge   Great Britain 6:06.57
  Ryan, Marburg, McKenzie, Hegerty   Australia 6:07.85
  Desprès, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette   France 6:09.31
4 T. Pirih, Rozman, Kolander, M. Pirih   Slovenia 6:11.62
5 Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe   Czech Republic 6:16.56
6 Urban, Schmidt, Kaeufer, Hauffe   Germany 6:19.63

Australia took out an early lead and had were leading by about one boat length at the 500 m to go mark. At that point the favored British crew began to take back ground and took the lead with about 200 m to go, eventually winning by half a length. France came back from last at one point to grab the bronze.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Coxless Fours". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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