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

Women'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]

Women's double sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Georgina Evers-Swindell
Caroline Evers-Swindell
 New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Annekatrin Thiele
Christiane Huth
 Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elise Laverick
and Anna Bebington
 Great Britain
← 2004
2012 →

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.

During the first round two heats were held. The top boat in each heat advanced directly to the A final, with all others going to the repechage. The two repechage heats filled out the rest of the finals, with the best two boats in each repechage heat advancing to the A final and the remaining two boats in each repechage going to the B final.

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 the rest of the rankings, through 10th place.

In the A Final, Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell of New Zealand defended their Double Sculls gold medal from the 2004 Summer Olympics in a highly competitive race which saw them beat the German crew by just 1/100th of a second (7:07.32 versus 7:07.33), and the third-placing British crew by just 0.23 seconds. This was the first time in Olympic history that the Women's Double Sculls title had been successfully defended. [1]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 16:40-17:00 Heats
Monday, August 11, 2008 17:00-17:20 Repechages
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:30-17:40 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 16:50-17:00 Final A

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell   New Zealand 7:03.92 FA
2 Annekatrin Thiele, Christiane Huth   Germany 7:09.06 R
3 Megan Kalmoe, Ellen Tomek   United States 7:11.17 R
4 Ionelia Neacsu, Roxana Gabriela Cogianu   Romania 7:12.17 R
5 Kateryna Tarasenko, Yana Dementyeva   Ukraine 7:25.03 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Li Qin, Tian Liang   China 7:03.13 FA
2 Jitka Antošová, Gabriela Vařeková   Czech Republic 7:04.23 R
3 Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington   Great Britain 7:08.65 R
4 Catriona Sens, Sonia Mills   Australia 7:13.25 R
5 Laura Schiavone, Elisabetta Sancassani   Italy 7:30.25 R

RepechagesEdit

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

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington   Great Britain 6:54.92 FA
2 Annekatrin Thiele, Christiane Huth   Germany 6:55.96 FA
3 Ionelia Neacsu, Roxana Gabriela Cogianu   Romania 7:01.69 FB
4 Laura Schiavone, Elisabetta Sancassani   Italy 7:08.00 FB

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Megan Kalmoe, Ellen Tomek   United States 6:58.84 FA
2 Jitka Antošová, Gabriela Vařeková   Czech Republic 7:00.75 FA
3 Catriona Sens, Sonia Mills   Australia 7:04.30 FB
4 Kateryna Tarasenko, Yana Dementyeva   Ukraine 7:06.77 FB

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kateryna Tarasenko, Yana Dementyeva   Ukraine 7:17.82
2 Catriona Sens, Sonia Mills   Australia 7:19.73
3 Ionelia Neacsu, Roxana Gabriela Cogianu   Romania 7:20.99
4 Laura Schiavone, Elisabetta Sancassani   Italy 7:29.22

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell   New Zealand 7:07.32
  Annekatrin Thiele, Christiane Huth   Germany 7:07.33
  Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington   Great Britain 7:07.55
4 Li Qin, Tian Liang   China 7:15.85
5 Megan Kalmoe, Ellen Tomek   United States 7:17.53
6 Miroslava Knapková, Gabriela Vařeková   Czech Republic 7:25.09

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit