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

Men's lightweight double sculls competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held between August 10 and 17 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.[1]

Men's lightweight double sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Zac Purchase
Mark Hunter
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dimitrios Mougios
Vasileios Polymeros
 Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mads Rasmussen
and Rasmus Quist Hansen
 Denmark
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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 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. As a lightweight rowing competition, the body mass of the rowers was limited to a maximum of 72.5 kilograms each and 70 kilograms on average.

The competition consisted 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 four heats were held. The top two boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, while all others were relegated to the repechage. In the repechage, two more heats were held. The top two boats in each of those heats also advanced to the A/B semifinals, while the remaining boats were sent to the C/D semifinals.

Four semifinals were held, two each of A/B semifinals and the 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.

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 from 13th to 18th, and so on.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, August 10, 2008 15:20-16:00 Heats
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 16:20-16:40 Repechages
Friday, August 15, 2008 15:10-15:30 Semifinals C/D
Friday, August 15, 2008 15:50-16:10 Semifinals A/B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 14:00-14:10 Final D
Saturday, August 16, 2008 14:20-14:30 Final C
Saturday, August 16, 2008 14:40-14:50 Final B
Sunday, August 17, 2008 15:50-16:00 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-2->SA/B, 3..->R

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter   Great Britain 6:13.69 SA/B
2 Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros   Greece 6:16.10 SA/B
3 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer   Germany 6:21.99 R
4 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda   Japan 6:24.21 R
5 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud   Algeria 6:43.94 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini   Italy 6:16.16 SA/B
2 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie   China 6:17.62 SA/B
3 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson   Australia 6:19.15 R
4 Eider Batista, Yunior Pérez   Cuba 6:19.36 R
5 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh   India 6:37.13 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen   Denmark 6:14.84 SA/B
2 John Sasi, Cameron Sylvester   Canada 6:17.58 SA/B
3 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga   Hungary 6:19.60 R
4 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García   Uruguay 6:25.86 R
5 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida   Brazil 6:30.78 R

Heat 4Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor   New Zealand 6:16.78 SA/B
2 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour   France 6:20.17 SA/B
3 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes   Portugal 6:24.35 R
4 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing   Hong Kong 6:34.51 R
5 Jang Kang-eun, Kim Hong-kyun   South Korea 6:42.97 R

RepechagesEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-2->SA/B, 3..->SC/D

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer   Germany 6:41.48 SA/B
2 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson   Australia 6:42.42 SA/B
3 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García   Uruguay 6:46.98 SC/D
4 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida   Brazil 6:51.99 SC/D
5 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing   Hong Kong 6:58.71 SC/D
6 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud   Algeria 7:05.73 SC/D

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes   Portugal 6:39.07 SA/B
2 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez   Cuba 6:40.15 SA/B
3 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda   Japan 6:43.03 SC/D
4 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga   Hungary 6:50.48 SC/D
5 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh   India 7:02.06 SC/D
6 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun   South Korea 7:12.17 SC/D

Semifinals C/DEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-3->FC, 4..->FD

Semifinal C/D 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga   Hungary 6:28.84 FC
2 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García   Uruguay 6:33.49 FC
3 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing   Hong Kong 6:33.79 FC
4 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun   South Korea 6:47.13 FD

Semifinal C/D 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda   Japan 6:29.30 FC
2 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida   Brazil 6:39.91 FC
3 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh   India 6:40.34 FC
4 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud   Algeria 6:43.80 FD

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter   Great Britain 6:29.56 FA
2 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini   Italy 6:31.16 FA
3 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez   Cuba 6:33.60 FA
4 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer   Germany 6:37.07 FB
5 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour   France 6:41.18 FB
6 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester   Canada 6:49.28 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros   Greece 6:24.61 FA
2 Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen   Denmark 6:26.49 FA
3 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie   China 6:29.29 FA
4 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor   New Zealand 6:30.53 FB
5 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson   Australia 6:32.32 FB
6 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes   Portugal 6:39.23 FB

FinalsEdit

Final DEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud   Algeria 6:46.46
2 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun   South Korea 6:47.44

Final CEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda   Japan 6:23.02
2 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga   Hungary 6:25.11
3 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García   Uruguay 6:30.61
4 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing   Hong Kong 6:34.48
5 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida   Brazil 6:36.24
6 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh   India 6:44.48

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor   New Zealand 6:27.14
2 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes   Portugal 6:28.47
3 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer   Germany 6:28.66
4 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson   Australia 6:30.11
5 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour   France 6:32.65
6 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester   Canada 6:40.80

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter   Great Britain 6:10.99
  Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros   Greece 6:11.72
  Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen   Denmark 6:12.45
4 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini   Italy 6:16.15
5 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie   China 6:16.69
6 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez   Cuba 6:19.96

ReferencesEdit

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

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