Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

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Men's single sculls
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Venue Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Dates July 17–19
Competitors 13 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Belgium
Bronze medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Russia
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Rowing at the
1912 Summer Olympics
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Single sculls   men
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Eights men

The men's single sculls was a rowing event held as part of the Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Kuusic nearly collided with Heinrich in the first heat, leading to a protest that resulted in the heat being re-rowed the next day; Heinrich was disqualified in the second running of the heat. Three of the heats were walkovers.

Heat 1
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Mart Kuusik (RUS) 7:45.2 QQ
2  Alfred Heinrich (AUT) DQ
Heat 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Martin Stahnke (GER) 8:28.8 QQ
2  Cecil McVilly (ANZ) DQ
Heat 3
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Everard Butler (CAN) 7:55.6 QQ
2  Axel Haglund (FIN) (8:11.8)
Heat 4
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  William Kinnear (GBR) 7:44.0 QQ
2  Kurt Hoffmann (GER) (7:46.9)
Heat 5[1]
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  József Mészáros (HUN) 8:29.0 QQ
Heat 6
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Mikael Simonsen (DEN) 8:14.0 QQ
2  Jan Šourek (BOH) DNF
Heat 7
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Károly Levitsky (HUN) 8:04.0 QQ
Heat 8
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Polydore Veirman (BEL) 7:59.2 QQ

Quarterfinals[edit]

Mészáros crossed in front of Veirman in the first quarterfinal, resulting in a protest and the contest being held over. The second time, Veirman got an early lead and kept it throughout. Simonsen abandoned the competition, giving Butler a walkover in the second quarterfinal. Kuusic won the final quarterfinal by three lengths, despite having been the only quarterfinalist to have already rowed during the day, in his rematch against Heinrich.

Quarterfinal 1
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Polydore Veirman (BEL) 7:52.0 QS
2  József Mészáros (HUN) (7:57.9)
Quarterfinal 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Everard Butler (CAN) 7:39.9 QS
-  Mikael Simonsen (DEN) DNS
Quarterfinal 3
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  William Kinnear (GBR) 7:49.9 QS
2  Martin Stahnke (GER) 7:58.8
Quarterfinal 4
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Mart Kuusik (RUS) 7:45.2 QS
2  Károly Levitsky (HUN) 7:49.1

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Polydore Veirman (BEL) 7:41.0 QF
Bronze  Mart Kuusik (RUS) (7:43.9)
Semifinal 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  William Kinnear (GBR) 7:37.0 QF
Bronze  Everard Butler (CAN) 7:41.0

Final[edit]

Final
Place Rower Time
Gold  William Kinnear (GBR) 7:47.3
Silver  Polydore Veirman (BEL) 7:56.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivan Schweiser of Bohemia is listed as starting in this heat in the Official Report; however, it appears he did not actually compete. Mallon, Bill; Ture Widlund (2002). The 1912 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-1047-7. 
  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 19 January 2007.