Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

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Men's single sculls
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Competitors29 from 29 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olaf Tufte  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jüri Jaanson  Estonia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivo Yanakiev  Bulgaria
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The men's single sculls competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre, Greece. The event was held from August 14 until August 19. These are the results of the Men's single sculls competition, one of six events for male competitors in Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

Heats[edit]

  • SF (ABC) denotes qualification to Semifinal A,B or C.
  • R denotes qualification to Repechage.

Heats were held on 14 August. The first place rower in each heat advanced directly to the top section semifinals, while the rest were sent to the repechages.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Tim Maeyens  Belgium (BEL) 7:17.68 SF (ABC)
2 André Vonarburg  Switzerland (SUI) 7:23.43 R
3 Law Hiu Fung  Hong Kong (HKG) 7:28.16 R
4 Wang Ming-hui  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7:29.99 R
5 Daniel Sosa  Paraguay (PAR) 7:52.50 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic (CZE) 7:13.84 SF (ABC)
2 Craig Jones  Australia (AUS) 7:19.71 R
3 Davor Mizerit  Slovenia (SLO) 7:24.60 R
4 Ali Ibrahim  Egypt (EGY) 7:36.60 R
5 Óscar Vásquez  Chile (CHI) 7:38.04 R

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Santiago Fernández  Argentina (ARG) 7:22.52 SF (ABC)
2 Raphael Hartl  Austria (AUT) 7:34.61 R
3 Vladimir Chernenko  Uzbekistan (UZB) 7:38.27 R
4 Mohamed Aich  Algeria (ALG) 7:41.85 R
5 Paulose Pandari Kunnel  India (IND) 8:00.11 R

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Olaf Tufte  Norway (NOR) 7:12.53 SF (ABC)
2 Ian Lawson  Great Britain (GBR) 7:24.01 R
3 Anderson Nocetti  Brazil (BRA) 7:26.81 R
4 Gustavo Salcedo  Peru (PER) 7:29.06 R
5 Leandro Salvagno  Uruguay (URU) 7:43.91 R

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Marcel Hacker  Germany (GER) 7:17.55 SF (ABC)
2 Yuleidys Cascaret  Cuba (CUB) 7:19.45 R
3 Dirk Lippits  Netherlands (NED) 7:21.19 R
4 Su Hui  China (CHN) 7:23.19 R
5 Ham Jeong-uk  South Korea (KOR) 7:50.39 R

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Jüri Jaanson  Estonia (EST) 7:13.74 SF (ABC)
2 Ivo Yanakiev  Bulgaria (BUL) 7:28.97 R
3 Matteo Stefanini  Italy (ITA) 7:31.54 R
4 Ibrahim Githaiga  Kenya (KEN) 8:13.33 R

Repechages[edit]

  • SF (ABC) denotes qualification to Semifinal A,B or C.
  • SF (DE) denotes qualification to Semifinal D or E.

The repechages took place on 17 August. The top two rowers in each repechage advanced to the top section of semifinals, while the others were relegated to the consolation semifinals (D and E).

Repechage 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Ivo Yanakiev  Bulgaria (BUL) 6:52.51 SF (ABC)
2 Dirk Lippits  Netherlands (NED) 7:01.39 SF (ABC)
3 Gustavo Salcedo  Peru (PER) 7:05.08 SF (DE)
4 Paulose Pandari Kunnel  India (IND) 7:29.47 SF (DE)

Repechage 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Yuleidys Cascaret  Cuba (CUB) 6:58.44 SF (ABC)
2 Anderson Nocetti  Brazil (BRA) 7:03.08 SF (ABC)
3 Oscar Vasquez  Chile (CHI) 7:06.51 SF (DE)
4 Mohammed Aich  Algeria (ALG) 7:46.98 SF (DE)

Repechage 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Ian Lawson  Great Britain (GBR) 6:56.55 SF (ABC)
2 Ali Ibrahim  Egypt (EGY) 6:59.05 SF (ABC)
3 Vladimir Tchernenko  Uzbekistan (UZB) 7:13.43 SF (DE)
4 Daniel Sosa  Paraguay (PAR) 7:21.03 SF (DE)

Repechage 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Davor Mizerit  Slovenia (SLO) 7:01.31 SF (ABC)
2 Raphael Hartl  Austria (AUT) 7:06.21 SF (ABC)
3 Wang Ming-hui  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7:09.99 SF (DE)

Repechage 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Craig Jones  Australia (AUS) 7:06.13 SF (ABC)
2 Law Hiu Fung  Hong Kong (HKG) 7:10.72 SF (ABC)
3 Ham Jung-wook  South Korea (KOR) 7:11.38 SF (DE)
4 Ibrahim Githaiga  Kenya (KEN) 7:25.58 SF (DE)

Repechage 6[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time 75Notes
1 André Vonarburg  Switzerland (SUI) 6:53.48 SF (ABC)
2 Su Hui  China (CHN) 6:57.77 SF (ABC)
3 Leandro Salvagno  Uruguay (URU) 7:02.68 SF (DE)
4 Matteo Stefanini  Italy (ITA) 7:08.91 SF (DE)

Semifinals[edit]

  • FA denotes qualification to Final A.
  • FB denotes qualification to Final B.
  • FC denotes qualification to Final C.
  • FD denotes qualification to Final D.
  • FE denotes qualification to Final E.

The semifinals were conducted on 18 August. The A, B, and C semifinals were for those rowers who still had a chance at medalling, and the top two in each of those semifinals moved on to the A final (top 6 places), the next two to the B final (places 7-12), and the bottom two in each to the C final (13-18). The D and E semifinals were consolation semis and the rowers in them had already been eliminated from medal contention; the top three in each moved to the D final (places 19-24) and the rest moved to E final (places 25-29).

Semifinal A[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic (CZE) 6:59.39 FA
2 Santiago Fernández  Argentina (ARG) 7:00.90 FA
3 Davor Mizerit  Slovenia (SLO) 7:04.07 FB
4 Craig Jones  Australia (AUS) 7:05.94 FB
5 Dirk Lippits  Netherlands (NED) 7:05.94 FC
6 Su Hui  China (CHN) 7:10.33 FC

Semifinal B[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Olaf Tufte  Norway (NOR) 6:50.55 FA
2 Ivo Yanakiev  Bulgaria (BUL) 6:53.43 FA
3 Marcel Hacker  Germany (GER) 6:55.98 FB
4 André Vonarburg  Switzerland (SUI) 7:08.52 FB
5 Anderson Nocetti  Brazil (BRA) 7:11.90 FC
6 Ali Ibrahim  Egypt (EGY) 7:14.58 FC

Semifinal C[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Jüri Jaanson  Estonia (EST) 6:47.36 FA
2 Tim Maeyens  Belgium (BEL) 6:50.33 FA
3 Ian Lawson  Great Britain (GBR) 6:57.95 FB
4 Yuleidys Cascaret  Cuba (CUB) 6:58.35 FB
5 Raphael Hartl  Austria (AUT) 6:58.67 FC
6 Law Hiu Fung  Hong Kong (HKG) 7:12.52 FC

Three of the four favored scullers, Václav Chalupa, Jüri Jaanson and Olaf Tufte, all qualify relatively easily for the finals from Semis A, B and C, respectively. But in a major surprise, Marcel Hacker, who is in Semi B with Tufte, finishes third and fails to qualify. Hacker is the returning Bronze medalist, a former World Champion, and holder of the World's best time. Ivo Yanakiev, who finishes second in Semi B, goes on to win a Bronze medal.

Semifinal D[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Gustavo Salcedo  Peru (PER) 7:09.06 FD
2 Matteo Stefanini  Italy (ITA) 7:10.34 FD
3 Vladimir Tchernenko  Uzbekistan (UZB) 7:13.21 FD
4 Wang Ming-hui  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7:14.79 FE
5 Mohammed Aich  Algeria (ALG) 7:22.05 FE
6 Ibrahim Githaiga  Kenya (KEN) 7:40.78 FE

Semifinal E[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Leandro Salvagno  Uruguay (URU) 7:24.41 FD
2 Oscar Vasquez  Chile (CHI) 7:27.11 FD
3 Ham Jung-wook  South Korea (KOR) 7:33.70 FD
4 Daniel Sosa  Paraguay (PAR) 7:36.87 FE
5 Paulose Pandari Kunnel  India (IND) 7:48.38 FE

Finals[edit]

Finals were contested on 19 August.

Final A[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Olaf Tufte  Norway (NOR) 6:49.30
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jüri Jaanson  Estonia (EST) 6:51.42
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivo Yanakiev  Bulgaria (BUL) 6:52.80
4 Santiago Fernández  Argentina (ARG) 6:55.17
5 Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic (CZE) 6:59.13
6 Tim Maeyens  Belgium (BEL) 7:01.74

In the finals, Václav Chalupa followed by Fernandez and Maeyens pull out to an early lead. At the 1000 meter mark (halfway), Olaf Tufte grabs a small lead over Chalupa with Jüri Jaanson a close third. With 500 meters to go, Jaanson takes a small lead over Tufte. Two seconds back (one length), Chalupa held a small lead for third over Ivo Yanakiev who has been slowly moving up through the field. In the final 500 meters, Tufte regains the lead and pulls away to win by a length over Jaanson. Meanwhile, Yanakiev grabs third over Chalupa who fades to fifth place.

Final B[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Marcel Hacker  Germany (GER) 6:47.26
2 André Vonarburg  Switzerland (SUI) 6:52.88
3 Davor Mizerit  Slovenia (SLO) 6:55.64
4 Ian Lawson  Great Britain (GBR) 6:57.63
5 Craig Jones  Australia (AUS) 6:58.48
6 Yuleidys Cascaret  Cuba (CUB) 6:58.61

Final C[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Anderson Nocetti  Brazil (BRA) 6:53.64
2 Ali Ibrahim  Egypt (EGY) 6:55.34
3 Su Hui  China (CHN) 6:57.42
4 Dirk Lippits  Netherlands (NED) 6:58.20
5 Raphael Hartl  Austria (AUT) 7:00.75
6 Law Hiu Fung  Hong Kong (HKG) 7:10.75

Final D[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Matteo Stefanini  Italy (ITA) 6:57.16
2 Leandro Salvagno  Uruguay (URU) 7:01.33
3 Gustavo Salcedo  Peru (PER) 7:03.24
4 Ham Jung-wook  South Korea (KOR) 7:10.44
5 Oscar Vasquez  Chile (CHI) 7:10.75
6 Vladimir Tchernenko  Uzbekistan (UZB) 7:23.56

Final E[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Wang Ming-hui  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7:07.84
2 Daniel Sosa  Paraguay (PAR) 7:13.49
3 Paulose Pandari Kunnel  India (IND) 7:22.63
4 Mohammed Aich  Algeria (ALG) 7:25.49
5 Ibrahim Githaiga  Kenya (KEN) 7:29.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Single Sculls". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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