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

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

Men's single sculls
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueEton Dorney
Date28 July – 3 August
Competitors33 from 33 nations
Winning time6:57.82
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mahé Drysdale  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ondřej Synek  Czech Republic
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alan Campbell  Great Britain
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Competition formatEdit

This rowing event is a single scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a single rower. 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 (not feasible for singles events). 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. Semifinals were named based on which finals they fed, with each semifinal having two possible finals.

During the first round six heats were held. The first three boats in each heat advanced to the quarterfinals, while all others were relegated to the repechages.

The repechages were rounds which offered rowers a chance to qualify for the quarterfinal. Placing in the repechages determined which quarterfinal the boat would race in. The top two boats in each repechage moved on to the quarterfinals, with the remaining boats going to the E/F semifinals.

The quarterfinals were the second round for rowers still competing for medals. Placing in the quarterfinal heats determined which semifinal the boat would race in. The top three boats in each quarterfinal moved on to the A/B semifinals, with the bottom three boats going to the C/D semifinals.

Six semifinals were held, two each of A/B semifinals, C/D semifinals, and E/F semifinals. For each semifinal race, the top three boats moved on to the better of the two finals, while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals possible. For example, a second-place finish in an A/B semifinal would result in advancement to the A final.

The fourth 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 from 13th to 18th, and so on. Thus, to win a medal rowers had to finish in the top four of their heat, top three of their quarterfinal, and top three of their A/B semifinal to reach the A final.

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 28 July 2012 12:30 Heats
Sunday, 29 July 2012 09:50 Repechages
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:30 Semifinals E/F
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 10:40 Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 1 August 2012 09:30 Semifinals C/D
Wednesday, 1 August 2012 11:20 Semifinals
Friday, 3 August 2012 09:30 Final F
Friday, 3 August 2012 09:40 Final E
Friday, 3 August 2012 09:50 Final D
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:00 Final C
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:40 Final B
Friday, 3 August 2012 12:30 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

First three of each heat qualify to the quarterfinals, remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 6:42.52 Q OR
2 Ángel Fournier   Cuba 6:46.35 Q
3 Patrick Loliger Salas   Mexico 6:51.78 Q
4 Sawarn Singh   India 6:54.04 R
5 Óscar Vásquez   Chile 7:06.33 R
6 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:27.42 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Marcel Hacker   Germany 6:43.80 Q
2 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 6:46.03 Q
3 Henrik Stephansen   Denmark 6:46.32 Q
4 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 6:46.56 R
5 Víctor Aspillaga   Peru 7:13.79 R
6 So Sau Wah   Hong Kong 7:15.91 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 6:45.42 Q
2 Aleksandar Aleksandrov   Azerbaijan 6:49.81 Q
3 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 6:58.60 Q
4 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:03.78 R
5 James Fraser-Mackenzie   Zimbabwe 7:16.83 R
6 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:29.77 R

Heat 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 6:49.69 Q
2 Olaf Tufte   Norway 7:00.90 Q
3 Nour El Din Hassanein   Egypt 7:06.17 Q
4 Roberto López   El Salvador 7:23.75 R
5 Hamadou Djibo Issaka   Niger 8:25.56 R

Heat 5Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 6:47.62 Q
2 Zhang Liang   China 6:50.71 Q
3 Michał Słoma   Poland 6:54.58 Q
4 Kim Dong-yong   South Korea 7:05.24 R
5 Vladislav Yakovlev   Kazakhstan 7:16.34 R

Heat 6Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 6:53.23 Q
2 Mario Vekic   Croatia 7:02.63 Q
3 Kenneth Jurkowski   United States 7:08.49 Q
4 Wang Ming-hui   Chinese Taipei 7:15.77 R
5 Aymen Mejri   Tunisia 7:21.64 R

RepechageEdit

First two qualify to the quarterfinals.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Sawarn Singh   India 7:00.49 Q
2 Kim Dong-yong   South Korea 7:03.91 Q
3 Víctor Aspillaga   Peru 7:10.54
4 Aymen Mejri   Tunisia 7:11.94
5 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:24.15

Repechage 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:00.19 Q
2 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:11.55 Q
3 Wang Ming-hui   Chinese Taipei 7:16.84
4 James Fraser-Mackenzie   Zimbabwe 7:19.85
5 Hamadou Djibo Issaka   Niger 8:39.66

Repechage 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:07.17 Q
2 Óscar Vásquez   Chile 7:09.12 Q
3 So Sau Wah   Hong Kong 7:13.75
4 Vladislav Yakovlev   Kazakhstan 7:22.00
5 Roberto López   El Salvador 7:27.75

QuarterfinalsEdit

First three qualify to the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 6:54.86 Q
2 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 6:56.65 Q
3 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:00.80 Q
4 Mario Vekic   Croatia 7:05.78
5 Michał Słoma   Poland 7:21.55
6 Óscar Vásquez   Chile 7:24.07

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 6:52.10 Q
2 Marcel Hacker   Germany 6:54.18 Q
3 Aleksandar Aleksandrov   Azerbaijan 6:56.36 Q
4 Patrick Loliger Salas   Mexico 7:00.20
5 Kim Dong-yong   South Korea 7:16.22
6 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:17.37

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 6:57.06 Q
2 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 7:01.57 Q
3 Zhang Liang   China 7:02.03 Q
4 Sawarn Singh   India 7:11.59
5 Kenneth Jurkowski   United States 7:18.27
6 Nour El-Din Hassanein   Egypt 7:23.12

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 6:53.32 Q
2 Ángel Fournier   Cuba 6:54.12 Q
3 Olaf Tufte   Norway 6:55.36 Q
4 Henrik Stephansen   Denmark 6:55.95
5 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:20.16
6 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:32.72

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal E/FEdit

First three qualify to the Final E, remainder to Final F.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 So Sau Wah   Hong Kong 7:44.20 Q
2 Víctor Aspillaga   Peru 7:53.76 Q
3 Roberto López   El Salvador 7:57.89 Q
4 Hamadou Djibo Issaka   Niger 9:07.99
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Wang Ming-hui   Chinese Taipei 7:33.18 Q
2 Vladislav Yakovlev   Kazakhstan 7:33.29 Q
3 James Fraser-Mackenzie   Zimbabwe 7:33.81 Q
4 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:35.48
5 Aymen Mejri   Tunisia 7:58.48

Semifinals C/DEdit

First three qualify to the Final C, remainder to Final D.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mario Vekic   Croatia 7:33.51 Q
2 Sawarn Singh   India 7:36.25 Q
3 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:38.17 Q
4 Kim Dong-yong   South Korea 7:48.09
5 Óscar Vásquez   Chile 7:57.36
6 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 8:20.29
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Henrik Stephansen   Denmark 7:29.76 Q
2 Patrick Loliger Salas   Mexico 7:29.82 Q
3 Michał Słoma   Poland 7:39.00 Q
4 Nour El-Din Hassanein   Egypt 7:44.53
5 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:54.18
6 Kenneth Jurkowski   United States 7:56.51

Semifinals A/BEdit

First three qualify to the Final A, remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 7:18.11 Q
2 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 7:19.77 Q
3 Marcel Hacker   Germany 7:22.07 Q
4 Ángel Fournier   Cuba 7:30.19
5 Mindaugas Griskonis   Lithuania 7:31.72
6 Olaf Tufte   Norway 7:35.31
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 7:16.58 Q
2 Alan Campbell   Great Britain 7:18.92 Q
3 Aleksandar Aleksandrov   Azerbaijan 7:20.80 Q
4 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 7:29.68
5 Zhang Liang   China 7:31.52
6 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 7:39.78

FinalsEdit

Final FEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Aymen Mejri   Tunisia 7:33.62
2 Paul Etia Ndoumbe   Cameroon 7:46.23
3 Hamadou Djibo Issaka   Niger 8:53.88

Final EEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 So Sau Wah   Hong Kong 7:29.35
2 Wang Ming-hui   Chinese Taipei 7:33.28
3 Víctor Aspillaga   Peru 7:35.88
4 Vladislav Yakovlev   Kazakhstan 7:36.14
5 Roberto López   El Salvador 7:41.32
6 James Fraser-Mackenzie   Zimbabwe 7:46.49

Final DEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Anderson Nocetti   Brazil 7:25.03
2 Nour El-Din Hassanein   Egypt 7:27.19
3 Kim Dong-yong   South Korea 7:27.94
4 Mohsen Shadi   Iran 7:31.42
5 Óscar Vásquez   Chile 7:36.79
Kenneth Jurkowski   United States DNS

Final CEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Henrik Stephansen   Denmark 7:19.62
2 Patrick Loliger Salas   Mexico 7:20.10
3 Mario Vekic   Croatia 7:27.60
4 Sawarn Singh   India 7:29.66
5 Michał Słoma   Poland 7:34.98
6 Mathias Raymond   Monaco 7:36.35

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ángel Fournier   Cuba 7:11.17
2 Mindaugas Griškonis   Lithuania 7:15.32
3 Olaf Tufte   Norway 7:18.15
4 Santiago Fernández   Argentina 7:20.40
5 Zhang Liang   China 7:25.64
6 Tim Maeyens   Belgium 7:27.51

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
  Mahé Drysdale   New Zealand 6:57.82
  Ondřej Synek   Czech Republic 6:59.37
  Alan Campbell   Great Britain 7:03.28
4 Lassi Karonen   Sweden 7:04.04
5 Aleksandar Aleksandrov   Azerbaijan 7:09.42
6 Marcel Hacker   Germany 7:10.21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing". London 2012 website. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Rowing at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Single Sculls". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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