Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Rowing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Dates 9 August–17 August
Competitors 555 from 60 nations
«2004 2012»
Rowing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Rowing pictogram.svg
Single sculls   men   women
Coxless pair men women
Double sculls men women
Lwt double sculls men women
Coxless four men
Quadruple sculls men women
Eight men women
Lwt coxless four men
Pictogram used to identify rowing events at the 2008 Games

Rowing competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 17, at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

Events[edit]

Polish men's quadruple sculls: gold medalists

14 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • Single sculls men
  • Pairs men
  • Double sculls men
  • Fours men
  • Quadruple sculls men
  • Eights men
  • Double sculls lightweight men
  • Fours lightweight men
  • Single sculls women
  • Pairs women
  • Double sculls women
  • Quadruple sculls women
  • Eights women
  • Double sculls lightweight women

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Olaf Tufte (NOR)  Ondřej Synek (CZE)  Mahé Drysdale (NZL)
Double sculls
details
 David Crawshay
and Scott Brennan (AUS)
 Tõnu Endrekson
and Jüri Jaanson (EST)
 Matthew Wells
and Stephen Rowbotham (GBR)
Quadruple sculls
details
 Poland (POL)
Konrad Wasielewski
Marek Kolbowicz
Michał Jeliński
Adam Korol
 Italy (ITA)
Luca Agamennoni
Simone Venier
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
 France (FRA)
Jonathan Coeffic
Pierre-Jean Peltier
Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest
Coxless pair
details
 Drew Ginn
and Duncan Free (AUS)
 David Calder
and Scott Frandsen (CAN)
 Nathan Twaddle
and George Bridgewater (NZL)
Coxless four
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tom James
Steve Williams
Pete Reed
Andrew Triggs-Hodge
 Australia (AUS)
Matt Ryan
James Marburg
Cameron McKenzie-McHarg
Francis Hegerty
 France (FRA)
Julien Desprès
Benjamin Rondeau
Germain Chardin
Dorian Mortelette
Coxed eight
details
 Canada (CAN)
Kevin Light
Ben Rutledge
Andrew Byrnes
Jake Wetzel
Malcolm Howard
Dominic Seiterle
Adam Kreek
Kyle Hamilton
Cox: Brian Price
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alex Partridge
Tom Stallard
Tom Lucy
Richard Egington
Josh West
Alastair Heathcote
Matthew Langridge
Colin Smith
Cox: Acer Nethercott
 United States (USA)
Beau Hoopman
Matt Schnobrich
Micah Boyd
Wyatt Allen
Daniel Walsh
Steven Coppola
Josh Inman
Bryan Volpenhein
Cox: Marcus McElhenney
Lightweight
double sculls
details
 Zac Purchase
and Mark Hunter (GBR)
 Dimitrios Mougios
and Vasileios Polymeros (GRE)
 Mads Rasmussen
and Rasmus Quist (DEN)
Lightweight
coxless four
details
 Denmark (DEN)
Thomas Ebert
Morten Jørgensen
Mads Christian Kruse Andersen
Eskild Ebbesen
 Poland (POL)
Łukasz Pawłowski
Bartłomiej Pawełczak
Miłosz Bernatajtys
Paweł Rańda
 Canada (CAN)
Iain Brambell
Jon Beare
Mike Lewis
Liam Parsons

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Rumyana Neykova (BUL)  Michelle Guerette (USA)  Ekaterina Karsten (BLR)
Double sculls
details
 Georgina Evers-Swindell
and Caroline Evers-Swindell (NZL)
 Annekatrin Thiele
and Christiane Huth (GER)
 Elise Laverick
and Anna Bebington (GBR)
Quadruple sculls
details
 China (CHN)
Tang Bin
Jin Ziwei
Xi Aihua
Zhang Yangyang
 Great Britain (GBR)
Annabel Vernon
Debbie Flood
Frances Houghton
Katherine Grainger
 Germany (GER)
Britta Oppelt
Manuela Lutze
Kathrin Boron
Stephanie Schiller
Coxless pair
details
 Georgeta Damian
and Viorica Susanu (ROU)
 Wu You
and Gao Yulan (CHN)
 Yuliya Bichyk
and Natallia Helakh (BLR)
Coxed eight
details
 United States (USA)
Erin Cafaro
Lindsay Shoop
Anna Goodale
Elle Logan
Anna Cummins
Susan Francia
Caroline Lind
Caryn Davies
cox: Mary Whipple
 Netherlands (NED)
Femke Dekker
Marlies Smulders
Nienke Kingma
Roline Repelaer van Driel
Annemarieke van Rumpt
Helen Tanger
Sarah Siegelaar
Annemiek de Haan
cox: Ester Workel
 Romania (ROU)
Constanţa Burcică
Viorica Susanu
Rodica Şerban
Enikő Barabás
Simona Muşat
Ioana Papuc
Georgeta Andrunache
Doina Ignat
cox: Elena Georgescu
Lightweight
double sculls
details
 Kirsten van der Kolk
and Marit van Eupen (NED)
 Minna Nieminen
and Sanna Stén (FIN)
 Tracy Cameron
and Melanie Kok (CAN)

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 2 2 2 6
2  Australia (AUS) 2 1 0 3
3  Canada (CAN) 1 1 2 4
4  United States (USA) 1 1 1 3
5  China (CHN) 1 1 0 2
 Netherlands (NED) 1 1 0 2
 Poland (POL) 1 1 0 2
8  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 2 3
9  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
 Romania (ROU) 1 0 1 2
11  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
13  Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
19  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
 France (FRA) 0 0 2 2

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