Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed pair

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Men's coxed pairs
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue River Seine
Dates August 25–26
Competitors 22 from 3 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Minerva Amsterdam
 Mixed team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Société nautique de la Marne
 France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rowing Club Castillon
 France
1920 →

The coxed pairs was one of the competitions in the Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. It was held on 25 August and 26 August 1900. 7 boats, involving 22 rowers from 3 nations, competed.[1]

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The top two boats in each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1
Place Boat Rowers Nation Time
1 Société Nautique de la Marne Lucien Martinet
René Waleff
Unknown cox
 France 6:47.4
2 Minerva Amsterdam François Brandt
Roelof Klein
Hermanus Brockmann (cox)[2]
 Netherlands 6:56.0
Stade Français Louis Roche
Gordon Love
Unknown cox
 France Did not
finish
Semifinal 2
Place Boat Rowers Nation Time
1 Rowing Club Castillon Carlos Deltour
Antoine Védrenne
Raoul Paoli (cox)
 France 6:33.4
2 Cercle Nautique de Reims Pierre Ferlin
Mathieu
Unknown cox
 France 7:00.0
3 Royal Club Nautique de Gand Prospère Bruggeman
Maurice Hemelsoet
Unknown cox
 Belgium 7:00.4
4 Club Nautique de Dieppe Henri Delabarre
Robert Gelée
Unknown cox
 France 7:04.0

Final[edit]

In the semi-finals, the Dutch team had been coxed by Hermanus Brockmann, who weighed 60 kg. They saw that the French teams made use of young light-weighted boys of about 25 kg, and decided to switch coxswains to reduce weight, recruiting a young Parisian boy for the job. In the final, the Dutch team took the lead from the start. In the end, the French team came very close, but the Dutch team won a tight race with the French boat sent by the Marne society.[3]

François Brandt (left), Roelof Klein and their coxswain, an unknown French boy, after the coxed pair final at the 1900 Olympics
Place Boat Rowers Nation Time
1 Minerva Amsterdam  François Brandt (NED)
 Roelof Klein (NED)
 Unknown cox (FRA)
 Mixed team 7:34.2
2 Société Nautique de la Marne Lucien Martinet
René Waleff
Unknown cox
 France 7:34.4
3 Rowing Club Castillon Carlos Deltour
Antoine Védrenne
Raoul Paoli (cox)
 France 7:57.2
4 Cercle Nautique de Reims Pierre Ferlin
Mathieu
Unknown cox
 France 8:01.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Coxed Pairs". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Brockmann was the coxswain for the Dutch team in the semifinal, but not in the final, in which an unknown French boy participated as coxswain. Brockmann is considered a gold medallist by the IOC and is listed in that organization's medal database.
  3. ^ Race description (in Dutch)

External links[edit]

  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Rowing 1900". Accessed 26 February 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.