Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight coxless four

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Men's lightweight coxless four competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to 17 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

This rowing event is a sweep rowing event, meaning that each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. Four rowers crew each boat, and no coxswain is used. As a lightweight rowing event, rowers were limited to a maximum body mass of 72.5 kilograms each and 70 kilograms on average.

The competition consisted 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, with the rest moving to the repechage. The repechage was a single heat, with the best three of the four competing boats moving on to the A/B semifinals as well. The fourth-place finisher in the repechage was given an overall ranking of 13th overall, out of the 13 boats in the competition.

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 (the A final), while the bottom three boats went to the lesser of the two finals (the B 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.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, August 10, 2008 16:00-16:30 Heats
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 16:40-16:50 Repechage
Friday, August 15, 2008 16:10-16:30 Semifinals A/B
Saturday, August 16, 2008 14:50-15:00 Final B
Sunday, August 17, 2008 16:10-16:20 Final A

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Denmark (DEN)
Thomas Ebert
Morten Jørgensen
Eskild Ebbesen
Mads Kruse Andersen
 Poland (POL)
Łukasz Pawłowski
Bartłomiej Pawełczak
Miłosz Bernatajtys
Paweł Rańda
 Canada (CAN)
Iain Brambell
Jon Beare
Mike Lewis
Liam Parsons

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Huang, Wu, Zhang, Tian  China 5:51.30 SA/B
2 Chambers, Lindsay-Fynn, Mattick, Clarke  Great Britain 5:52.38 SA/B
3 Chisholm, Edwards, Cureton, Skipworth  Australia 5:55.18 SA/B
4 van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes  Netherlands 5:57.54 R
5 Zidan, Ramadan, Gad, Ibrahim  Egypt 6:11.71 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Ebert, Joergensen, Ebbesen, Andersen  Denmark 5:50.12 SA/B
2 Brambell, Beare, Lewis, Parsons  Canada 5:52.13 SA/B
3 Vlcek, Amarante, Amitrano, Mascarenhas  Italy 5:54.12 SA/B
4 Altman, Daly, Todd, Paradiso  United States 5:56.54 R

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Seibt, Schoemann-Finck, J. Kühner, M. Kühner  Germany 5:50.16 SA/B
2 Solforosi, Raineau, Bette, Tilliet  France 5:51.68 SA/B
3 Pawłowski, Pawełczak, Bernatajtys, Rańda  Poland 5:52.06 SA/B
4 Moynihan, Towey, Archibald, Griffin  Ireland 5:52.32 R

Repechage[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Moynihan, Towey, Archibald, Griffin  Ireland 6:21.79 SA/B
2 van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes  Netherlands 6:25.25 SA/B
3 Altman, Daly, Todd, Paradiso  United States 6:27.43 SA/B
4 Zidan, Ramadan, Gad, Ibrahim  Egypt 6:37.50 -

Semifinals A/B[edit]

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

Semifinal A/B 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Pawłowski, Pawełczak, Bernatajtys, Rańda  Poland 6:06.60 FA
2 Brambell, Beare, Lewis, Parsons  Canada 6:07.86 FA
3 van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes  Netherlands 6:08.73 FA
4 Chisholm, Edwards, Cureton, Skipworth  Australia 6:12.38 FB
5 Huang, Wu, Zhang, Tian  China 6:12.55 FB
Seibt, Schoemann-Finck, J. Kühner, M. Kühner  Germany DNS

Semifinal A/B 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Ebert, Joergensen, Ebbesen, Andersen  Denmark 6:05.75 FA
2 Solforosi, Raineau, Bette, Tilliet  France 6:07.26 FA
3 Chambers, Lindsay-Fynn, Mattick, Clarke  Great Britain 6:08.75 FA
4 Moynihan, Towey, Archibald, Griffin  Ireland 6:13.85 FB
5 Vlcek, Amarante, Amitrano, Mascarenhas  Italy 6:14.73 FB
6 Altman, Daly, Todd, Paradiso  United States 6:16.30 FB

Final B[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Vlcek, Amarante, Amitrano, Mascarenhas  Italy 6:03.12
2 Huang, Wu, Zhang, Tian  China 6:04.48
3 Chisholm, Edwards, Cureton, Skipworth  Australia 6:05.26
4 Moynihan, Towey, Archibald, Griffin  Ireland 6:06.02
5 Altman, Daly, Todd, Paradiso  United States 6:07.79

Final A[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Ebert, Joergensen, Ebbesen, Andersen  Denmark 5:47.76
Silver medal icon.svg Pawłowski, Pawełczak, Bernatajtys, Rańda  Poland 5:49.39
Bronze medal icon.svg Brambell, Beare, Lewis, Parsons  Canada 5:50.09
4 Solforosi, Raineau, Bette, Tilliet  France 5:51.22
5 Chambers, Lindsay-Fynn, Mattick, Clarke  Great Britain 5:52.12
6 van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes  Netherlands 5:54.06

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