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

Women's quadruple 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 quadruple sculls
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tang Bin
Jin Ziwei
Xi Aihua
Zhang Yangyang
 China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Annabel Vernon
Debbie Flood
Frances Houghton
Katherine Grainger
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Britta Oppelt
Manuela Lutze
Kathrin Boron
Stephanie Schiller
 Germany
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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 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 to the A final, while all others went to the repechage. A single repechage heat was held, with the top four boats moving on to the A final and the remaining two being sent to the B final.

The second 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 to the two remaining crews, giving them places of 7th and 8th.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, August 10, 2008 '16:30-16:50 Heats
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 16:50-17:00 Repechage
Saturday, August 16, 2008 15:00-15:10 Final B
Sunday, August 17, 2008 16:30-16:40 Final A

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Tang, Xi, Jin, Zhang   China 6:11.83 FA
2 Spiryukhova, Olefirenko, Lyal’chuk, Kolesnikova   Ukraine 6:17.84 R
3 de Jong, de Zwager, Hanson, Guloien   Canada 6:23.27 R
4 Kalinovskaya, Dorodnova, Merk, Levina   Russia 6:26.21 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Vernon, Flood, Houghton, Grainger   Great Britain 6:13.70 FA
2 Oppelt, Lutze, Boron, Schiller   Germany 6:15.26 R
3 Pernell, Meyer, Kaido, Shumway   United States 6:19.89 R
4 Ives, Hore, Uphill, Bradley   Australia 6:20.95 R

RepechageEdit

Qualification Rules: 1-4->FA, 5..->FB

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Oppelt, Lutze, Boron, Schiller   Germany 6:36.17 FA
2 Pernell, Meyer, Kaido, Shumway   United States 6:39.53 FA
3 Ives, Hore, Uphill, Bradley   Australia 6:41.39 FA
4 Spiryukhova, Olefirenko, Lyal’chuk, Kolesnikova   Ukraine 6:41.45 FA
5 de Jong, de Zwager, Hanson, Guloien   Canada 6:46.60 FB
6 Kalinovskaya, Dorodnova, Merk, Levina   Russia 6:51.14 FB

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kalinovskaya, Dorodnova, Merk, Levina   Russia 6:28.10
2 de Jong, de Zwager, Hanson, Guloien   Canada 6:28.78

Final AEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Tang, Xi, Jin, Zhang   China 6:16.06
  Vernon, Flood, Houghton, Grainger   Great Britain 6:17.37
  Oppelt, Lutze, Boron, Schiller   Germany 6:19.56
4 Spiryukhova, Olefirenko, Lialchuk, Kolesnikova   Ukraine 6:20.02
5 Pernell, Meyer, Kaido, Shumway   United States 6:25.86
6 Ives, Hore, Uphill, Bradley   Australia 6:30.05

ReferencesEdit

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

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