Rowing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

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Men's double sculls
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Brussels-Scheldt Maritime Canal
Dates August 27–29
Competitors 10 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Costello, John B. Kelly Sr.
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pietro Annoni, Erminio Dones
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gaston Giran, Alfred Plé
← 1904
1924 →

The men's double sculls event was part of the rowing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from August 27, 1920, to August 29, 1920. It was the second appearance of the event, which had previously been held only at the rowing competitions in 1904.

Ten rowers, in five pairs from five different nations, competed.



Semifinal 1
Place Rowers Time Qual.
1  Erminio Dones and Pietro Annoni (ITA) 7:25.4 Q
2  Emile Sadzawska and Georges Léonet (BEL) 7:34.4
Semifinal 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Alfred Plé and Gaston Giran (FRA) 7:26.0 Q
Semifinal 3
Place Rowers Time Qual.
1  John B. Kelly Sr. and Paul Costello (USA) 7:16.8 Q
2  Bastiaan Veth and Koos de Haas (NED) 7:24.8


Place Rower Time
Gold  John B. Kelly Sr. and Paul Costello (USA) 7:09.0
Silver  Erminio Dones and Pietro Annoni (ITA) 7:19.0
Bronze  Alfred Plé and Gaston Giran (FRA) 7:21.0


  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 25 April 2008.