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

Men's coxless pair 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 pair
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Drew Ginn
Duncan Free
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dave Calder
Scott Frandsen
 Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nathan Twaddle
George Bridgewater
 New Zealand
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This rowing event was a sweep event, meaning that each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. Two rowers crewed each boat, with no coxswain. 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, while all others were sent to the repechage. In the repechage, each boat had another chance to advance to the A/B semifinals, with the top three boats doing so. The remaining repechage finishers were sent to the C final.

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, while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals. For example, a second-place finish in an A/B semifinal would result in advancement to the A 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. The C final determined the places lower than 12th.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 16:10-16:40 Heats
Monday, August 11, 2008 16:50-17:00 Repechage
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 16:10-16:30 Semifinals A/B
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 17:20-17:30 Final C
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:20-17:30 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 16:30-16:40 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot   France 6:46.57 SA/B
2 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo   Italy 6:51.01 SA/B
3 Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen   Canada 6:54.88 SA/B
4 Piotr Hojka, Jarosław Godek   Poland 7:01.90 R
5 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss   United States 7:13.64 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Drew Ginn, Duncan Free   Australia 6:41.15 SA/B
2 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente   South Africa 6:45.26 SA/B
3 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta   Germany 6:48.60 SA/B
4 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury   Great Britain 6:59.48 R
5 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen   Denmark 7:17.43 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater   New Zealand 6:41.65 SA/B
2 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić   Serbia 6:46.71 SA/B
3 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa   Czech Republic 6:52.50 SA/B
4 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin   Croatia 7:16.35 R

RepechageEdit

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

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss   United States 6:36.87 SA/B
2 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin   Croatia 6:38.30 SA/B
3 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen   Denmark 6:38.33 SA/B
4 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury   Great Britain 6:41.43 FC
5 Piotr Hojka, Jarosław Godek   Poland 6:44.19 FC

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen   Canada 6:34.02 FA
2 Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater   New Zealand 6:36.05 FA
3 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente   South Africa 6:37.18 FA
4 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa   Czech Republic 6:37.88 FB
5 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot   France 6:44.29 FB
6 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin   Croatia 7:14.50 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Drew Ginn, Duncan Free   Australia 6:34.29 FA
2 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss   United States 6:36.65 FA
3 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta   Germany 6:37.26 FA
4 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić   Serbia 6:38.96 FB
5 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo   Italy 6:47.30 FB
6 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen   Denmark 6:48.65 FB

FinalsEdit

Final CEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury   Great Britain 6:46.83
2 Piotr Hojka, Jarosław Godek   Poland 6:53.68

Final BEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić   Serbia 6:49.12
2 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa   Czech Republic 6:52.57
3 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot   France 6:54.40
4 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen   Denmark 6:55.37
5 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo   Italy 7:04.91
6 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin   Croatia 7:11.19

Final AEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Drew Ginn, Duncan Free   Australia 6:37.44
  Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen   Canada 6:39.55
  Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater   New Zealand 6:44.19
4 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta   Germany 6:47.40
5 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente   South Africa 6:47.83
6 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss   United States 7:05.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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