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Rowing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight coxless four

The men's lightweight coxless four competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held on 6–11 August at the Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas.[1] This was the last time that this boat class competed, as FISA axed it after the 2017 World Rowing Championships with immediate effect.

Men's lightweight coxless four
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueRodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Date6–11 August 2016
Competitors52 from 13 nations
Teams13
Winning time6:20.51
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lucas Tramèr
Simon Schürch
Simon Niepmann
Mario Gyr
 Switzerland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jacob Barsøe
Jacob Larsen
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
 Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franck Solforosi
Thomas Baroukh
Guillaume Raineau
Thibault Colard
 France
← 2012

Contents

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Stefano Oppo
Martino Goretti
Livio La Padula
Pietro Ruta
  Italy 6:03.26 SA/B
2 Jin Wei
Zhao Jingbin
Yu Chenggang
Wang Tiexin
  China 6:03.43 SA/B
3 Lucas Tramèr
Simon Schürch
Simon Niepmann
Mario Gyr
  Switzerland 6:03.52 SA/B
4 Franck Solforosi
Thomas Baroukh
Guillaume Raineau
Thibault Colard
  France 6:07.31 R
5 Jan Vetešník
Ondřej Vetešník
Jiří Kopáč
Miroslav Vraštil Jr.
  Czech Republic 6:39.95 R

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Jacob Barsøe
Jacob Larsen
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
  Denmark 5:58.21 SA/B
2 Chris Bartley
Mark Aldred
Jono Clegg
Peter Chambers
  Great Britain 6:01.27 SA/B
3 Spyridon Giannaros
Panagiotis Magdanis
Stefanos Ntouskos
Ioannis Petrou
  Greece 6:05.27 SA/B
4 Jonathan Koch
Lars Wichert
Tobias Franzmann
Lucas Schäfer
  Germany 6:14.87 R

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 James Lassche
Peter Taylor
Alistair Bond
James Hunter
  New Zealand 6:03.34 SA/B
2 Robin Prendes
Anthony Fahden
Edward King
Tyler Nase
  United States 6:05.61 SA/B
3 Joris Pijs
Tim Heijbrock
Jort van Gennep
Björn van den Ende
  Netherlands 6:07.88 SA/B
4 Maxwell Lattimer
Brendan Hodge
Nicolas Pratt
Eric Woelfl
  Canada 6:19.44 R

RepechageEdit

First three of heat qualify to the semifinals.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Franck Solforosi
Thomas Baroukh
Guillaume Raineau
Thibault Colard
  France 6:01.18 SA/B
2 Jonathan Koch
Lars Wichert
Tobias Franzmann
Lucas Schäfer
  Germany 6:03.29 SA/B
3 Jan Vetešník
Ondřej Vetešník
Jiří Kopáč
Miroslav Vraštil Jr.
  Czech Republic 6:04.30 SA/B
4 Maxwell Lattimer
Brendan Hodge
Nicolas Pratt
Eric Woelfl
  Canada 6:05.35

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Stefano Oppo
Martino Goretti
Livio La Padula
Pietro Ruta
  Italy 6:06.56 FA
2 Franck Solforosi
Thomas Baroukh
Guillaume Raineau
Thibault Colard
  France 6:07.32 FA
3 James Lassche
Peter Taylor
Alistair Bond
James Hunter
  New Zealand 6:08.96 FA
4 Chris Bartley
Mark Aldred
Jono Clegg
Peter Chambers
  Great Britain 6:10.46 FB
5 Joris Pijs
Tim Heijbrock
Jort van Gennep
Björn van den Ende
  Netherlands 6:12.87 FB
6 Jonathan Koch
Lars Wichert
Tobias Franzmann
Lucas Schäfer
  Germany 6:18.43 FB

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Lucas Tramèr
Simon Schürch
Simon Niepmann
Mario Gyr
  Switzerland 6:17.85 FA
2 Jacob Barsøe
Jacob Larsen
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
  Denmark 6:19.62 FA
3 Spyridon Giannaros
Panagiotis Magdanis
Stefanos Ntouskos
Ioannis Petrou
  Greece 6:23.95 FA
4 Robin Prendes
Anthony Fahden
Edward King
Tyler Nase
  United States 6:26.82 FB
5 Jin Wei
Zhao Jingbin
Yu Chenggang
Wang Tiexin
  China 6:27.27 FB
6 Jan Vetešník
Ondřej Vetešník
Jiří Kopáč
Miroslav Vraštil Jr.
  Czech Republic 6:33.43 FB

FinalEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Chris Bartley
Mark Aldred
Jono Clegg
Peter Chambers
  Great Britain 6:31.54
2 Jin Wei
Zhao Jingbin
Yu Chenggang
Wang Tiexin
  China 6:32.78
3 Jonathan Koch
Lars Wichert
Tobias Franzmann
Lucas Schäfer
  Germany 6:35.83
4 Robin Prendes
Anthony Fahden
Edward King
Tyler Nase
  United States 6:36.93
5 Joris Pijs
Tim Heijbrock
Jort van Gennep
Björn van den Ende
  Netherlands 6:37.28
6 Jan Vetešník
Ondřej Vetešník
Jiří Kopáč
Miroslav Vraštil Jr.
  Czech Republic 6:43.52

Final AEdit

The medals for the competition were presented by Denis Oswald, Switzerland, member of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Matt Smith, United States of America, Executive Director of the International Rowing Federation.

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
  Lucas Tramèr
Simon Schürch
Simon Niepmann
Mario Gyr
  Switzerland 6:20.51
  Jacob Barsøe
Jacob Larsen
Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
  Denmark 6:21.97
  Franck Solforosi
Thomas Baroukh
Guillaume Raineau
Thibault Colard
  France 6:22.85
4 Stefano Oppo
Martino Goretti
Livio La Padula
Pietro Ruta
  Italy 6:25.52
5 James Lassche
Peter Taylor
Alistair Bond
James Hunter
  New Zealand 6:28.14
6 Spyridon Giannaros
Panagiotis Magdanis
Stefanos Ntouskos
Ioannis Petrou
  Greece 6:36.47

AftermathEdit

This was the last time the Danish Gold Four competed, as they did not nominate their boat for the 2017 World Rowing Championships.[2]

To achieve gender equality in rowing, FISA suggested early in 2017 to drop the lightweight men's four from the Olympic programme, and the recommendation was adopted by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee in June 2017.[3] Shortly after the 2017 championships, the FISA council voted to remove the lightweight men's four from the world championships with immediate effect.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight coxless four". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "(LM4-) Lightweight Men's Four – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Women's four added to Olympic Games rowing programme, men's lightweight four scrapped". Stuff.co.nz. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (5 October 2017). "Mike Rowbottom: The sinking of the men's lightweight four – don't blame the alligators". Insidethegames. Retrieved 11 November 2017.