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

Men's single 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 single sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olaf Tufte  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ondřej Synek  Czech Republic
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mahé Drysdale  New Zealand
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This rowing event is a single scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a single rower. 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 (not feasible for singles events). 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 six heats were held. The top four boats in each heat advanced to the quarterfinals, while all others were relegated to the E/F semifinals.

The quarterfinals were the second round for rowers still competing for medals. Placing in the quarterfinal heats determined which semifinal the boat would race in. The top three boats in each quarterfinal moved on to the A/B semifinals, with the bottom three boats going to the C/D semifinals.

Six semifinals were held, two each of A/B semifinals, C/D semifinals, and E/F 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 fourth 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. Thus, to win a medal rowers had to finish in the top four of their heat, top three of their quarterfinal, and top three of their A/B semifinal to reach the A final.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 14:50-15:50 Heats
Monday, August 11, 2008 16:10-16:50 Quarterfinals
Monday, August 11, 2008 17:40-18:00 Semifinals E/F
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 15:10-15:30 Semifinals C/D
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 15:50-16:10 Semifinals A/B
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 17:10-17:20 Final F
Friday, August 15, 2008 14:20-14:30 Final E
Friday, August 15, 2008 14:40-14:50 Final D
Friday, August 15, 2008 15:00-15:10 Final C
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:00-17:10 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 15:50-16:00 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

  • Qualification Rules: 1-4->Q, 5..->SE/F

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 7:16.60 Q
2 André Vonarburg   Switzerland 7:26.21 Q
3 Ioannis Christou   Greece 7:29.86 Q
4 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 7:38.87 Q
5 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:48.24 SE/F
6 Matthew Lidaywa Mwange   Kenya 8:16.09 SE/F

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 7:28.80 Q
2 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:35.52 Q
3 Oscar Vasquez   Chile 7:39.58 Q
4 Andrei Jämsä   Estonia 7:48.24 Q
5 Dhison Hernández   Venezuela 7:54.52 SE/F
- Zhang Liang   China DNS

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 7:14.64 Q
2 Marcel Hacker   Germany 7:26.71 Q
3 Law Hiu Fung   Hong Kong 7:45.96 Q
4 Leandro Salvagno   Uruguay 7:52.53 Q
5 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:59.26 SE/F
6 Norberto Bernárdez Ávila   Honduras 9:01.27 SE/F

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 7:23.94 Q
2 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:28.05 Q
3 Bajrang Lal Takhar   India 7:39.91 Q
4 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:51.69 Q
5 Chaouki Dries   Algeria 7:57.65 SE/F

Heat 5Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 7:14.98 Q
2 Peter Hardcastle   Australia 7:17.74 Q
3 Patrick Loliger   Mexico 7:22.55 Q
4 Ken Jurkowski   United States 7:25.13 Q
5 Ruslan Naurzaliev   Uzbekistan 7:58.43 SE/F

Heat 6Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Olaf Tufte   Norway 7:20.20 Q
2 Sjoerd Hamburger   Netherlands 7:27.05 Q
3 Ali Ibrahim   Egypt 7:43.70 Q
4 Wang Ming-Hui   Chinese Taipei 7:46.83 Q
5 Rodrigo Ideus   Colombia 7:56.85 SE/F

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B, 4..->SC/D

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marcel Hacker   Germany 6:48.85 SA/B
2 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 6:52.74 SA/B
3 André Vonarburg   Switzerland 7:02.29 SA/B
4 Oscar Vasquez   Chile 7:06.61 SC/D
5 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:11.66 SC/D
6 Ali Ibrahim   Egypt 7:24.77 SC/D

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Olaf Tufte   Norway 6:53.59 SA/B
2 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 6:54.47 SA/B
3 Ioannis Christou   Greece 6:58.28 SA/B
4 Patrick Loliger   Mexico 7:04.30 SC/D
5 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:23.68 SC/D
6 Leandro Salvagno   Uruguay 7:26.85 SC/D

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 6:50.23 SA/B
2 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 6:52.70 SA/B
3 Peter Hardcastle   Australia 7:00.09 SA/B
4 Andrei Jämsä   Estonia 7:05.48 SC/D
5 Wang Ming-Hui   Chinese Taipei 7:17.08 SC/D
6 Law Hiu Fung   Hong Kong 7:29.21 SC/D

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 6:50.18 SA/B
2 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 6:50.40 SA/B
3 Ken Jurkowski   United States 6:53.26 SA/B
4 Sjoerd Hamburger   Netherlands 6:57.24 SC/D
5 Bajrang Lal Takhar   India 7:19.01 SC/D
6 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 7:27.60 SC/D

Semifinals E/FEdit

  • Qualification Rules: 1-3->FE, 4..->FF

Semifinal E/F 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:20.34 FE
2 Rodrigo Ideus   Colombia 7:29.71 FE
3 Ruslan Naurzaliev   Uzbekistan 7:35.12 FE
4 Norberto Bernárdez Ávila   Honduras 8:29.65 FF

Semifinal E/F 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dhison Alexander Hernandez   Venezuela 7:18.85 FE
2 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:29.68 FE
3 Chaouki Dries   Algeria 7:34.84 FE
4 Matthew Lidaywa Mwange   Kenya 7:49.17 FF

Semifinals C/DEdit

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

Semifinal C/D 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Patrick Loliger   Mexico 7:15.53 FC
2 Oscar Vasquez   Chile 7:17.17 FC
3 Ali Ibrahim   Egypt 7:20.73 FC
4 Bajrang Lal Takhar   India 7:23.00 FD
5 Wang Ming-Hui   Chinese Taipei 7:23.75 FD
6 Law Hiu Fung   Hong Kong 7:32.61 FD

Semifinals C/D 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sjoerd Hamburger   Netherlands 7:10.06 FC
2 Andrei Jämsä   Estonia 7:16.38 FC
3 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:18.78 FC
4 Leandro Salvagno   Uruguay 7:32.83 FD
5 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:33.06 FD
Santiago Fernández   Argentina DNS

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 6:57.28 FA
2 Olaf Tufte   Norway 6:58.23 FA
3 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 6:59.65 FA
4 Marcel Hacker   Germany 7:03.05 FB
5 André Vonarburg   Switzerland 7:14.64 FB
6 Peter Hardcastle   Australia 7:32.79 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 7:03.57 FA
2 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 7:05.24 FA
3 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 7:05.57 FA
4 Ioannis Christou   Greece 7:06.02 FB
5 Ken Jurkowski   United States 7:11.52 FB
6 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:20.32 FB

FinalsEdit

Final FEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Matthew Lidaywa Mwange   Kenya 7:52.59
2 Norberto Bernárdez Ávila   Honduras 8:32.22

Final EEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dhison Alexander Hernandez   Venezuela 7:05.12
2 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:06.54
3 Ruslan Naurzaliev   Uzbekistan 7:09.98
4 Rodrgio Ideus   Colombia 7:18.61
5 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:21.34
6 Chaouki Dries   Algeria 7:32.82

Final DEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Leandro Salvagno   Uruguay 7:04.13
2 Law Hiu Fung   Hong Kong 7:06.17
3 Bajrang Lal Takhar   India 7:09.73
4 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:14.27
5 Wang Ming-Hui   Chinese Taipei 7:16.28

Final CEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sjoerd Hamburger   Netherlands 6:58.71
2 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:01.54
3 Patrick Loliger   Mexico 7:03.97
4 Oscar Vasquez   Chile 7:07.02
5 Andrei Jämsä   Estonia 7:19.60
6 Ali Ibrahim   Egypt 7:26.06

Final BEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marcel Hacker   Germany 7:07.82
2 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:09.23
3 André Vonarburg   Switzerland 7:13.07
4 Ioannis Christou   Greece 7:17.74
5 Ken Jurkowski   United States 7:22.75
6 Peter Hardcastle   Australia 7:27.34

Final AEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Olaf Tufte   Norway 6:59.83
  Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 7:00.63
  Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 7:01.56
4 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 7:03.40
5 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 7:04.47
6 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 7:07.64

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit