Rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

The men's double sculls competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place are at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney.[1][2]

Men's double sculls
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueEton Dorney
Date28 July – 2 August
Competitors26 from 13 nations
Winning time6:31.67
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Nathan Cohen
Joseph Sullivan
 New Zealand
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alessio Sartori
Romano Battisti
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Luka Špik
Iztok Čop
 Slovenia
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ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 28 July 2012 10:30 Heats
Sunday, 29 July 2012 09:30 Repechage
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:20 Semifinals
Thursday, 2 August 2012 09:50 Final B
Thursday, 2 August 2012 11:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

First three of each heat qualify to the semifinals, remainder goes to the repeachge.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Eric Knittel
Stephan Krüger
  Germany 6:17.74 Q
=2 Rolandas Maščinskas
Saulius Ritter
  Lithuania 6:17.78 Q
=2 Luka Špik
Iztok Čop
  Slovenia 6:17.78 Q
4 David Crawshay
Scott Brennan
  Australia 6:21.25 R
5 Michael Braithwaite
Kevin Kowalyk
  Canada 6:34.11 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Nils Jakob Hoff
Kjetil Borch
  Norway 6:16.31 Q
2 Alessio Sartori
Romano Battisti
  Italy 6:18.50 Q
3 Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest
  France 6:19.61 Q
4 Dmytro Mikhay
Artem Morozov
  Ukraine 6:49.70 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Nathan Cohen
Joseph Sullivan
  New Zealand 6:11.30 Q (OR)
2 Bill Lucas
Sam Townsend
  Great Britain 6:11.94 Q
3 Ariel Suárez
Cristian Rosso
  Argentina 6:13.68 Q
4 Jüri-Mikk Udam
Geir Suursild
  Estonia 6:33.88 R

RepechageEdit

First three qualify to the semifinals.

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 David Crawshay
Scott Brennan
  Australia 6.25.36 Q
2 Dmytro Mikhay
Artem Morozov
  Ukraine 6:30.19 Q
3 Michael Braithwaite
Kevin Kowalyk
  Canada 6:30.74 Q
4 Jüri-Mikk Udam
Geir Suursild
  Estonia 6:38.50

SemifinalsEdit

First three qualify to the final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ariel Suárez
Cristian Rosso
  Argentina 6:19.40 Q
2 Nathan Cohen
Joseph Sullivan
  New Zealand 6:19.79 Q
3 Alessio Sartori
Romano Battisti
  Italy 6:20.68 Q
4 Eric Knittel
Stephan Krüger
  Germany 6:22.54
5 David Crawshay
Scott Brennan
  Australia 6:23.47
6 Dmytro Mikhay
Artem Morozov
  Ukraine 6:36.52

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Luka Špik
Iztok Čop
  Slovenia 6:19.97 Q
2 Rolandas Maščinskas
Saulius Ritter
  Lithuania 6:21.62 Q
3 Bill Lucas
Sam Townsend
  Great Britain 6:22.47 Q
4 Nils Jakob Hoff
Kjetil Borch
  Norway 6:22.88
5 Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest
  France 6:29.61
6 Michael Braithwaite
Kevin Kowalyk
  Canada 6:38.94

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time
1 Nils Jakob Hoff
Kjetil Borch
  Norway 6:20.82
2 David Crawshay
Scott Brennan
  Australia 6:22.19
3 Eric Knittel
Stephan Krüger
  Germany 6:23.36
4 Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest
  France 6:26.44
5 Dmytro Mikhay
Artem Morozov
  Ukraine 6:31.51
6 Michael Braithwaite
Kevin Kowalyk
  Canada 6:32.61

Final AEdit

New Zealand rower Hamish Bond watched fellow team members Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan in their final, and with 500 m to go, they were 3.5 sec down on the leaders and in fourth place; whilst they were the reigning world champions and had dominated the qualifying races, Bond was convinced that they had no chance of winning their final. But they had the most impressive sprint and won by half a length.[3]

Rank Rowers Country Time
  Nathan Cohen
Joseph Sullivan
  New Zealand 6:31.67
  Alessio Sartori
Romano Battisti
  Italy 6:32.80
  Luka Špik
Iztok Čop
  Slovenia 6:34.35
4 Ariel Suárez
Cristian Rosso
  Argentina 6:36.36
5 Bill Lucas
Sam Townsend
  Great Britain 6:40.54
6 Rolandas Maščinskas
Saulius Ritter
  Lithuania 6:42.69

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing". London 2012 website. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Rowing at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ Stevenson, Scotty (2016). The Kiwi Pair. Penguin Books. pp. 16f. ISBN 978-1-74-348731-0.