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

Women'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]

Women's lightweight double sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kirsten van der Kolk
and Marit van Eupen
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Minna Nieminen
and Sanna Stén
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tracy Cameron
and Melanie Kok
 Canada
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This rowing event is a double sculls 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 59 kilograms each and 57 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 three heats were held. The top two boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, with the rest going to the repechage. The repechage heats gave rowers another chance at the top semifinals, as the best three boats in each of the two repechage heats also moved on to the A/B semifinals. The remaining boats went from the repechage to the C final.

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. The C final gave the rest of the rankings, down to 17th place of the 17 boats competing.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kirsten van der Kolk, Marit van Eupen   Netherlands 6:50.90 SA/B
2 Amber Halliday, Marguerite Houston   Australia 6:53.23 SA/B
3 Renee Hykel, Jennifer Goldsack   United States 6:53.32 R
4 Gabriela Huerta, Lila Pérez-Rul   Mexico 7:11.71 R
5 Camila Carvalho, Luciana Granato   Brazil 7:25.90 R
6 Nataliya Voronova, Alexandra Opachanova   Kazakhstan 7:29.07 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Berit Carow, Marie-Louise Dräger   Germany 6:51.96 SA/B
2 Melanie Kok, Tracy Cameron   Canada 6:54.07 SA/B
3 Hester Goodsell, Helen Casey   Great Britain 6:55.23 R
4 Sanna Stén, Minna Nieminen   Finland 6:56.61 R
5 Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou   Greece 7:05.95 R
6 Alex White, Kirsten McCann   South Africa 7:20.51 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Xu Dongxiang, Yu Hua   China 6:57.58 SA/B
2 Katrin Olsen, Juliane Rasmussen   Denmark 6:58.63 SA/B
3 Misaki Kumakura, Akiko Iwamoto   Japan 7:05.67 R
4 Yaima Velázquez, Ismaray Marrero   Cuba 7:13.35 R
5 Ko Young-eun, Ji Yoo-jin   South Korea 7:39.70 R

RepechagesEdit

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

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Renee Hykel, Jennifer Goldsack   United States 7:22.22 SA/B
2 Sanna Stén, Minna Nieminen   Finland 7:23.80 SA/B
3 Misaki Kumakura, Akiko Iwamoto   Japan 7:30.92 SA/B
4 Alex White, Kirsten McCann   South Africa 7:48.04 FC
5 Natalya Voronova, Alexandra Opachanova   Kazakhstan 7:54.12 FC
6 Ko Young-Eun, Ji Yoo-Jin   South Korea 8:03.51 FC

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Hester Goodsell, Helen Casey   Great Britain 7:24.27 SA/B
2 Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou   Greece 7:24.55 SA/B
3 Yaima Velazquez, Ismaray Marrero   Cuba 7:32.14 SA/B
4 Gabriela Huerta, Lila Perez Rul   Mexico 7:41.97 FC
5 Camila Carvalho, Luciana Granato   Brazil 7:47.53 FC

Semifinals A/BEdit

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

Semifinal A/B 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kirsten van der Kolk, Marit van Eupen   Netherlands 7:03.87 FA
2 Sanna Stén, Minna Nieminen   Finland 7:03.91 FA
3 Berit Carow, Marie-Louise Dräger   Germany 7:04.95 FA
4 Katrin Olsen, Juliane Rasmussen   Denmark 7:06.31 FB
5 Hester Goodsell, Helen Casey   Great Britain 7:17.67 FB
6 Yaima Velazquez, Ismaray Marrero   Cuba 7:30.15 FB

Semifinal A/B 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Melanie Kok, Tracy Cameron   Canada 7:10.70 FA
2 Xu Dongxiang, Yu Hua   China 7:11.59 FA
3 Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou   Greece 7:11.99 FA
4 Renee Hykel, Jennifer Goldsack   United States 7:12.15 FB
5 Amber Halliday, Marguerite Houston   Australia 7:13.80 FB
6 Misaki Kumakura, Akiko Iwamoto   Japan 7:16.13 FB

FinalsEdit

Final CEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Gabriela Huerta, Lila Perez Rul   Mexico 7:17.21
2 Alex White, Kirsten McCann   South Africa 7:20.49
3 Camila Carvalho, Luciana Granato   Brazil 7:22.40
4 Natalya Voronova, Alexandra Opachanova   Kazakhstan 7:32.36
5 Ko Young-Eun, Ji Yoo-Jin   South Korea 7:39.46

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Katrin Olsen, Juliane Rasmussen   Denmark 7:06.94
2 Amber Halliday, Marguerite Houston   Australia 7:07.17
3 Misaki Kumakura, Akiko Iwamoto   Japan 7:08.49
4 Renee Hykel, Jennifer Goldsack   United States 7:09.02
5 Hester Goodsell, Helen Casey   Great Britain 7:11.24
6 Yaima Velazquez, Ismaray Marrero   Cuba 7:20.07

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Kirsten van der Kolk, Marit van Eupen   Netherlands 6:54.74
  Sanna Stén, Minna Nieminen   Finland 6:56.03
  Melanie Kok, Tracy Cameron   Canada 6:56.68
4 Berit Carow, Marie-Louise Dräger   Germany 6:56.72
5 Xu Dongxiang, Yu Hua   China 7:01.90
6 Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou   Greece 7:04.61

ReferencesEdit

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

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