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Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

The men's double sculls 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 double sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) David Crawshay &
Scott Brennan
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tõnu Endrekson & Jüri Jaanson  Estonia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Matthew Wells & Stephen Rowbotham  Great Britain
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This rowing event is a double scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a pair of rowers. The "scull" portion means that each 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. 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 went to the repechage. The repechage gave rowers a second chance to reach the top semifinals, with the top three boats in the repechage also advancing to the A/B semifinal. The remaining boats from the repechage went 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 (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. The C final determined the rest of the rankings, through 14th.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Rob Waddell, Nathan Cohen   New Zealand 6:24.32 SA/B
2 Dzianis Mihal, Stanislau Shcharbachenia   Belarus 6:27.18 SA/B
3 Clemens Wenzel, Karsten Brodowski   Germany 6:29.60 SA/B
4 Bart Poelvoorde, Christophe Raes   Belgium 6:31.84 R
5 Wes Piermarini, Elliot Hovey   United States 6:39.37 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Matthew Wells, Stephen Rowbotham   Great Britain 6:26.33 SA/B
2 Ante Kušurin, Mario Vekić   Croatia 6:27.38 SA/B
3 Tõnu Endrekson, Jüri Jaanson   Estonia 6:27.95 SA/B
4 Aleksandr Kornilov, Aleksey Svirin   Russia 6:44.46 R
5 Haidar Nozad, Hussein Jebur   Iraq 7:00:46 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 David Crawshay, Scott Brennan   Australia 6:21.39 SA/B
2 Jean-Baptiste Macquet, Adrien Hardy   France 6:21.92 SA/B
3 Luka Špik, Iztok Čop   Slovenia 6:39.49 SA/B
4 Martin Yanakiev, Ivo Yanakiev   Bulgaria 6:45.03 R
5 Su Hui, Zhang Liang   China excluded

RepechageEdit

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

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Aleksandr Kornilov, Aleksey Svirin   Russia 6:23.52 SA/B
2 Bart Poelvoorde, Christophe Raes   Belgium 6:24.01 SA/B
3 Martin Yanakiev, Ivo Yanakiev   Bulgaria 6:24.70 SA/B
4 Wes Piermarini, Elliot Hovey   United States 6:26.05 FC
5 Haidar Nozad, Hussein Jebur   Iraq 6:52.71 FC

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 David Crawshay, Scott Brennan   Australia 6:21.50 FA
2 Luka Špik, Iztok Čop   Slovenia 6:23.81 FA
3 Rob Waddell, Nathan Cohen   New Zealand 6:24.16 FA
4 Ante Kušurin, Mario Vekić   Croatia 6:24.89 FB
5 Bart Poelvoorde, Christophe Raes   Belgium 6:26.91 FB
6 Clemens Wenzel, Karsten Brodowski   Germany 6:28.46 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jean-Baptiste Macquet, Adrien Hardy   France 6:18.86 FA
2 Tõnu Endrekson, Jüri Jaanson   Estonia 6:21.11 FA
3 Matthew Wells, Stephen Rowbotham   Great Britain 6:21.15 FA
4 Martin Yanakiev, Ivo Yanakiev   Bulgaria 6:26.62 FB
5 Aleksandr Kornilov, Aleksey Svirin   Russia 6:27.75 FB
6 Dzianis Mihal, Stanislau Shcharbachenia   Belarus 6:32.76 FB

FinalsEdit

Final CEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Wes Piermarini, Elliot Hovey   United States 6:33.15
2 Haidar Nozad, Hussein Jebur   Iraq 6:52.02

Final BEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dzianis Mihal, Stanislau Shcharbachenia   Belarus 6:34.39
2 Bart Poelvoorde, Christophe Raes   Belgium 6:35.55
3 Clemens Wenzel, Karsten Brodowski   Germany 6:37.97
4 Martin Yanakiev, Ivo Yanakiev   Bulgaria 6:45.91
5 Aleksandr Kornilov, Aleksey Svirin   Russia 6:49.84
Ante Kušurin, Mario Vekić   Croatia DNS

Final AEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  David Crawshay, Scott Brennan   Australia 6:27.77
  Tõnu Endrekson, Jüri Jaanson   Estonia 6:29.05
  Matthew Wells, Stephen Rowbotham   Great Britain 6:29.10
4 Rob Waddell, Nathan Cohen   New Zealand 6:30.79
5 Jean-Baptiste Macquet, Adrien Hardy   France 6:33.36
6 Luka Špik, Iztok Čop   Slovenia 6:33.96

ReferencesEdit

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

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