Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's coxless pair

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Men's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Drew Ginn
Duncan Free
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dave Calder
Scott Frandsen
 Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nathan Twaddle
George Bridgewater
 New Zealand
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Rowing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Eight men women
Lwt coxless four men

Men's coxless pair competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held between August 9 and 16, at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

This rowing event was a sweep event, meaning that each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. Two rowers crewed each boat, with no coxswain. The competition consists of multiple rounds. Finals were held to determine the placing of each boat; these finals were given letters with those nearer to the beginning of the alphabet meaning a better ranking. Semifinals were named based on which finals they fed, with each semifinal having two possible finals.

During the first round three heats were held. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, while all others were sent to the repechage. In the repechage, each boat had another chance to advance to the A/B semifinals, with the top three boats doing so. The remaining repechage finishers were sent to the C final.

Only A/B semifinals were held. For each of the two semifinal races, the top three boats moved on to the better of the two finals, while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals. For example, a second-place finish in an A/B semifinal would result in advancement to the A final.

The third and final round was the Finals. Each final determined a set of rankings. The A final determined the medals, along with the rest of the places through 6th. The B final gave rankings from 7th to 12th. The C final determined the places lower than 12th.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 16:10-16:40 Heats
Monday, August 11, 2008 16:50-17:00 Repechage
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 16:10-16:30 Semifinals A/B
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 17:20-17:30 Final C
Friday, August 15, 2008 17:20-17:30 Final B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 16:30-16:40 Final A

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B, 4..->R

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot  France 6:46.57 SA/B
2 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo  Italy 6:51.01 SA/B
3 Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen  Canada 6:54.88 SA/B
4 Piotr Hojka, Jaroslaw Godek  Poland 7:01.90 R
5 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss  United States 7:13.64 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Drew Ginn, Duncan Free  Australia 6:41.15 SA/B
2 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente  South Africa 6:45.26 SA/B
3 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta  Germany 6:48.60 SA/B
4 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury  Great Britain 6:59.48 R
5 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen  Denmark 7:17.43 R

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater  New Zealand 6:41.65 SA/B
2 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić  Serbia 6:46.71 SA/B
3 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic 6:52.50 SA/B
4 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin  Croatia 7:16.35 R

Repechage[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B, 4..->FC

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss  United States 6:36.87 SA/B
2 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin  Croatia 6:38.30 SA/B
3 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen  Denmark 6:38.33 SA/B
4 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury  Great Britain 6:41.43 FC
5 Piotr Hojka, Jaroslaw Godek  Poland 6:44.19 FC

Semifinals A/B[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->FA, 4..->FB

Semifinal A/B 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen  Canada 6:34.02 FA
2 Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater  New Zealand 6:36.05 FA
3 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente  South Africa 6:37.18 FA
4 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic 6:37.88 FB
5 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot  France 6:44.29 FB
6 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin  Croatia 7:14.50 FB

Semifinal A/B 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Drew Ginn, Duncan Free  Australia 6:34.29 FA
2 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss  United States 6:36.65 FA
3 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta  Germany 6:37.26 FA
4 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić  Serbia 6:38.96 FB
5 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo  Italy 6:47.30 FB
6 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen  Denmark 6:48.65 FB

Finals[edit]

Final C[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Robin Bourne-Taylor, Tom Solesbury  Great Britain 6:46.83
2 Piotr Hojka, Jaroslaw Godek  Poland 6:53.68

Final B[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Goran Jagar, Nikola Stojić  Serbia 6:49.12
2 Jakub Makovička, Václav Chalupa  Czech Republic 6:52.57
3 Erwan Peron, Laurent Cadot  France 6:54.40
4 Morten Nielsen, Thomas Larsen  Denmark 6:55.37
5 Giuseppe De Vita, Raffaello Leonardo  Italy 7:04.91
6 Siniša Skelin, Nikša Skelin  Croatia 7:11.19

Final A[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Drew Ginn, Duncan Free  Australia 6:37.44
Silver medal icon.svg Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen  Canada 6:39.55
Bronze medal icon.svg Nathan Twaddle, George Bridgewater  New Zealand 6:44.19
4 Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta  Germany 6:47.40
5 Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente  South Africa 6:47.83
6 Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss  United States 7:05.58

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