Rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Rowing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Eton Dorney
Dates 28 July–4 August
Competitors 550 from 58 nations
«2008 2016»
Rowing at the
2012 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
Aerial view of the venue at Dorney Lake, also known as Eton Dorney.
The starting line at Eton Dorney.

The rowing competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held from 28 July to 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, was officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events were contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women.[1]

Great Britain was the most successful nation, topping the medal table with four golds and nine in total. New Zealand finished second with three golds and five medals overall.

Venue[edit]

All of the rowing events were staged at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor Castle, 25 miles (40 km) west of London.[2] The venue has eight lanes and is 2,200 m in length with a capacity of 30,000 spectators.[2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Each competing nation may qualify one boat for each of the fourteen events. The majority of qualification places were awarded based on results at the 2011 World Championships, held at Lake Bled, Slovenia, in August and September. Places are awarded to National Olympic Committees, not the specific athletes, finishing in the top 11 of men's events and top seven to nine of women's events, except in the eights where the first seven in the men's event and first five in the women's qualified.[4] Further berths were allocated at three continental qualifying regattas in Africa, Asia and Latin America and a final Olympic qualification regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Events[edit]

There were eight events for men and six for women. Events included categories for open weight and restricted weight (lightweight) athletes, and two styles of rowing: sweep, where competitors each use a single oar, and sculling, where they use two.

Sculling events include men's and women's singles, doubles, lightweight doubles, and quads. Sweep events are men's and women's pairs and eights, and men's fours and lightweight fours.[5]

Schedule[edit]

H Heats R Repechage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4
Men's Single Sculls H R ¼ ½ F
Men's Pair H R ½ F
Men's Double Sculls H R ½ F
Men's Lightweight Double Sculls H R ½ F
Men's Four H R ½ F
Men's Quadruple Sculls H R ½ F
Men's Lightweight Four H R ½ F
Men's Eight H R F
Women's Single Sculls H R ¼ ½ F
Women's Pair H R F
Women's Double Sculls H R F
Women's Lightweight Double Sculls H R ½ F
Women's Quadruple Sculls H R F
Women's Eight H R F


Lightweight double sculls gold medalists Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 4 2 3 9
2 New Zealand 3 0 2 5
3 Germany 2 1 0 3
4 Denmark 1 1 1 3
5 Czech Republic 1 1 0 2
6 United States 1 0 2 3
7 South Africa 1 0 0 1
Ukraine 1 0 0 1
9 Australia 0 3 2 5
10 Canada 0 2 0 2
11 China 0 1 0 1
Croatia 0 1 0 1
France 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
15 Greece 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Poland 0 0 1 1
Slovenia 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Mahe Drysdale
New Zealand (NZL)
 Ondřej Synek
Czech Republic (CZE)
 Alan Campbell
Great Britain (GBR)
Double sculls
details
 New Zealand (NZL)
Nathan Cohen
Joseph Sullivan
 Italy (ITA)
Romano Battisti
Alessio Sartori
 Slovenia (SLO)
Iztok Cop
Luka Spik
Lightweight
double sculls
details
 Denmark (DEN)
Mads Rasmussen
Rasmus Quist Hansen
 Great Britain (GBR)
Zac Purchase
Mark Hunter
 New Zealand (NZL)
Storm Uru
Peter Taylor
Quadruple sculls
details
 Germany (GER)
Karl Schulze
Philipp Wende
Lauritz Schoof
Tim Grohmann
 Croatia (CRO)
David Šain
Martin Sinković
Damir Martin
Valent Sinković
 Australia (AUS)
Chris Morgan
Karsten Forsterling
James McRae
Daniel Noonan
Coxless pair
details
 New Zealand (NZL)
Eric Murray
Hamish Bond
 France (FRA)
Germain Chardin
Dorian Mortelette
 Great Britain (GBR)
George Nash
William Satch
Coxless four
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alex Gregory
Tom James
Pete Reed
Andrew Triggs-Hodge
 Australia (AUS)
James Chapman
Joshua Dunkley-Smith
Drew Ginn
William Lockwood
 United States (USA)
Charlie Cole
Scott Gault
Glenn Ochal
Henrik Rummel
Lightweight
coxless four
details
 South Africa (RSA)
James Thompson
Matthew Brittain
John Smith
Sizwe Ndlovu
 Great Britain (GBR)
Peter Chambers
Rob Williams
Richard Chambers
Chris Bartley
 Denmark (DEN)
Kasper Winther
Morten Jørgensen
Jacob Barsoe
Eskild Ebbesen
Coxed eight
details
 Germany (GER)
Filip Adamski
Andreas Kuffner
Eric Johannesen
Maximilian Reinelt
Richard Schmidt
Lukas Müller
Florian Mennigen
Kristof Wilke
Martin Sauer
 Canada (CAN)
Gabriel Bergen
Douglas Csima
Robert Gibson
Conlin McCabe
Malcolm Howard
Andrew Byrnes
Jeremiah Brown
Will Crothers
Brian Price
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alex Partridge
James Foad
Tom Ransley
Richard Egington
Mohamed Sbihi
Greg Searle
Matthew Langridge
Constantine Louloudis
Phelan Hill

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Miroslava Knapkova
Czech Republic (CZE)
 Fie Udby Erichsen
Denmark (DEN)
 Kim Crow
Australia (AUS)
Double sculls
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Anna Watkins
Katherine Grainger
 Australia (AUS)
Kim Crow
Brooke Pratley
 Poland (POL)
Magdalena Fularczyk
Julia Michalska
Lightweight
double sculls
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Katherine Copeland
Sophie Hosking
 China (CHN)
Xu Dongxiang
Huang Wenyi
 Greece (GRE)
Christina Giazitzidou
Alexandra Tsiavou
Quadruple sculls
details
 Ukraine (UKR)
Kateryna Tarasenko
Nataliya Dovgodko
Anastasiia Kozhenkova
Yana Dementieva
 Germany (GER)
Annekatrin Thiele
Carina Bär
Julia Richter
Britta Oppelt
 United States (USA)
Natalie Dell
Kara Kohler
Megan Kalmoe
Adrienne Martelli
Coxless pair
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
 Australia (AUS)
Kate Hornsey
Sarah Tait
 New Zealand (NZL)
Juliette Haigh
Rebecca Scown
Coxed eight
details
 United States (USA)
Erin Cafaro
Susan Francia
Esther Lofgren
Taylor Ritzel
Meghan Musnicki
Eleanor Logan
Caroline Lind
Caryn Davies
Mary Whipple
 Canada (CAN)
Janine Hanson
Rachelle Viinberg
Krista Guloien
Lauren Wilkinson
Natalie Mastracci
Ashley Brzozowicz
Darcy Marquardt
Andreanne Morin
Lesley Thompson-Willie
 Netherlands (NED)
Jacobine Veenhoven
Nienke Kingma
Chantal Achterberg
Sytske de Groot
Roline Repelaer van Driel
Claudia Belderbos
Carline Bouw
Annemiek de Haan
Anne Schellekens

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing". London 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Eton Dorney". London 2012 website. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Olympics venues: Eton Dorney". The Telegraph. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Qualification System Games of the XXX Olympiad Rowing". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: rowing guide". The Telegraph. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.