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

Women'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]

Women's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wu You
Gao Yulan
 China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bichyk
Natallia Helakh
 Belarus
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This rowing event is a sweep rowing event, meaning that each boat rower has one oar and rows on only one side. The crew consists of two rowers, with no coxswain used. 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.

During the first round two heats were held. The top boats in each heat advanced directly to the A final, while all of the other boats were sent to the repechage. Two repechage heats were held, with the top two boats in each of the repechage heats going on to the A final. The remaining finishers in the repechages competed in the B final.

The A final determined the medals, along with other rankings through 6th place. The B final determined the remaining (7th through 10th) places.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 15:50-16:10 Heats
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 17:20-17:40 Repechages
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:10-17:20 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 16:10-16:20 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

  • Qualification Rules: 1->FA, 2..->R

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Yuliya Bichyk, Natallia Helakh   Belarus 7:24.47 FA
2 Juliette Haigh, Nicky Coles   New Zealand 7:31.45 R
3 Wu You, Gao Yulan   China 7:32.50 R
4 Kim Crow, Sarah Cook   Australia 7:44.04 R
5 Zoë Hoskins, Sabrina Kolker   Canada Boat under weight R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susanu   Romania 7:22.69 FA
2 Lenka Wech, Maren Derlien   Germany 7:28.66 R
3 Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam   Great Britain 7:29.88 R
4 Portia McGee, Anne Cummins   United States 7:29.95 R
5 Inène Pascal-Pretre, Stéphanie Dechand   France 7:42.92 R

RepechagesEdit

  • Qualification Rules: 1-2->FA, 3..->FB

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Juliette Haigh, Nicky Coles   New Zealand 7:32.64 FA
2 Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam   Great Britain 7:34.54 FA
3 Kim Crow, Sarah Cook   Australia 7:38.48 FB
4 Inene Pascal-Pretre, Stephanie Dechand   France 7:41.87 FB

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Wu You, Gao Yulan   China 7:23.71 FA
2 Lenka Wech, Maren Derlien   Germany 7:27.02 FA
3 Portia McGee, Anne Cummins   United States 7:32.26 FB
4 Zoe Hoskins, Sabrina Kolker   Canada 7:40.22 FB

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Portia McGee, Anne Cummins   United States 7:33.17
2 Inene Pascal-Pretre, Stephanie Dechand   France 7:36.25
3 Zoe Hoskins, Sabrina Kolker   Canada 7:37.27
4 Kim Crow, Sarah Cook   Australia 7:40.93

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susanu   Romania 7:20.60
  Wu You, Gao Yulan   China 7:22.28
  Yuliya Bichyk, Natallia Helakh   Belarus 7:22.91
4 Lenka Wech, Maren Derlien   Germany 7:25.73
5 Juliette Haigh, Nicky Coles   New Zealand 7:28.80
6 Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam   Great Britain 7:33.61

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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