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

Men's quadruple sculls competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to 17, at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.[1]

Men's quadruple sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Konrad Wasielewski
Marek Kolbowicz
Michał Jeliński
Adam Korol
 Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Luca Agamennoni
Simone Venier
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jonathan Coeffic
Pierre-Jean Peltier
Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest
 France
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This rowing event is a quadruple scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by four 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 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 three heats were held. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, with all others going to the repechage. In the repechage, four boats raced for three spots in the A/B semifinals, with the top three advancing and the fourth place boat getting an overall rank of 13th of 13 boats competing in the event.

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.

Polish men's quadruple sculls: gold medalists

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan   Australia 5:36.20 (WB) SA/B
2 Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri   Italy 5:36.42 SA/B
3 Morgachyov, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov   Russia 5:39.18 SA/B
4 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja   Estonia 5:42.22 R
5 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka   Czech Republic 6:00.98 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol   Poland 5:38.76 SA/B
2 Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest   France 5:41.75 SA/B
3 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich   Belarus 5:43.73 SA/B
4 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández   Cuba 5:44.68 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Hryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko   Ukraine 5:40.11 SA/B
2 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber   Germany 5:43.48 SA/B
3 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault   United States 5:45.77 SA/B
4 Zupanc, Jer. Jurse, Jan. Jurse, Fistravec   Slovenia 5:57.02 R

RepechageEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja   Estonia 6:01.46 SA/B
2 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández   Cuba 6:03.56 SA/B
3 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka   Czech Republic 6:04.95 SA/B
4 Zupanc, Jer. Jurse, Jan. Jurse, Fistravec   Slovenia 6:12.64

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol   Poland 5:51.29 FA
2 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan   Australia 5:52.93 FA
3 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber   Germany 5:53.56 FA
4 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka   Czech Republic 5:56.38 FB
5 Morgachyov, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov   Russia 5:59.56 FB
6 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich   Belarus 6:06.80 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri   Italy 5:51.20 FA
2 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault   United States 5:52.81 FA
3 Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest   France 5:53.04 FA
4 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja   Estonia 5:54.57 FB
5 Gryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko   Ukraine 6:03.71 FB
6 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández   Cuba 6:04.99 FB

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Morgachyov, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov   Russia 5:46.17
2 Hryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko   Ukraine 5:47.89
3 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja   Estonia 5:48.12
4 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka   Czech Republic 5:50.07
5 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich   Belarus 5:50.74
6 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández   Cuba 5:52.66

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol   Poland 5:41.33
  Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri   Italy 5:43.57
  Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest   France 5:44.34
4 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan   Australia 5:44.68
5 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault   United States 5:47.64
6 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber   Germany 5:50.96

Poland completed the perfect quadrennial with wins at the 2005, 2006, and 2007 World Championships before capturing Olympic gold in Beijing.

ReferencesEdit

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

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