Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's lightweight double sculls

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Men's lightweight double sculls competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held between August 10 and 17 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

This rowing event is a double scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by a pair of rowers. The "scull" portion means that the rower uses two oars, one on each side of the boat; this contrasts with sweep rowing in which each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. As a lightweight rowing competition, the body mass of the rowers was limited to a maximum 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 four heats were held. The top two boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, while all others were relegated to the repechage. In the repechage, two more heats were held. The top two boats in each of those heats also advanced to the A/B semifinals, while the remaining boats were sent to the C/D semifinals.

Four semifinals were held, two each of A/B semifinals and the C/D semifinals. For each semifinal race, 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 possible. 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 from 13th to 18th, and so on.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Zac Purchase
and Mark Hunter (GBR)
 Dimitrios Mougios
and Vasileios Polymeros (GRE)
 Mads Rasmussen
and Rasmus Quist Hansen (DEN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-2->SA/B, 3..->R

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter  Great Britain 6:13.69 SA/B
2 Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros  Greece 6:16.10 SA/B
3 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer  Germany 6:21.99 R
4 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda  Japan 6:24.21 R
5 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud  Algeria 6:43.94 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini  Italy 6:16.16 SA/B
2 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie  China 6:17.62 SA/B
3 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson  Australia 6:19.15 R
4 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez  Cuba 6:19.36 R
5 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh  India 6:37.13 R

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen  Denmark 6:14.84 SA/B
2 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester  Canada 6:17.58 SA/B
3 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga  Hungary 6:19.60 R
4 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García  Uruguay 6:25.86 R
5 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida  Brazil 6:30.78 R

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor  New Zealand 6:16.78 SA/B
2 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour  France 6:20.17 SA/B
3 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes  Portugal 6:24.35 R
4 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing  Hong Kong 6:34.51 R
5 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun  South Korea 6:42.97 R

Repechages[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-2->SA/B, 3..->SC/D

Repechage 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer  Germany 6:41.48 SA/B
2 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson  Australia 6:42.42 SA/B
3 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García  Uruguay 6:46.98 SC/D
4 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida  Brazil 6:51.99 SC/D
5 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing  Hong Kong 6:58.71 SC/D
6 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud  Algeria 7:05.73 SC/D

Repechage 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes  Portugal 6:39.07 SA/B
2 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez  Cuba 6:40.15 SA/B
3 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda  Japan 6:43.03 SC/D
4 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga  Hungary 6:50.48 SC/D
5 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh  India 7:02.06 SC/D
6 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun  South Korea 7:12.17 SC/D

Semifinals C/D[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->FC, 4..->FD

Semifinal C/D 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga  Hungary 6:28.84 FC
2 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García  Uruguay 6:33.49 FC
3 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing  Hong Kong 6:33.79 FC
4 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun  South Korea 6:47.13 FD

Semifinal C/D 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda  Japan 6:29.30 FC
2 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida  Brazil 6:39.91 FC
3 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh  India 6:40.34 FC
4 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud  Algeria 6:43.80 FD

Semifinals A/B[edit]

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

Semifinal A/B 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter  Great Britain 6:29.56 FA
2 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini  Italy 6:31.16 FA
3 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez  Cuba 6:33.60 FA
4 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer  Germany 6:37.07 FB
5 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour  France 6:41.18 FB
6 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester  Canada 6:49.28 FB

Semifinal A/B 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros  Greece 6:24.61 FA
2 Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen  Denmark 6:26.49 FA
3 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie  China 6:29.29 FA
4 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor  New Zealand 6:30.53 FB
5 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson  Australia 6:32.32 FB
6 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes  Portugal 6:39.23 FB

Finals[edit]

Final D[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Mohamed Ryad Garidi, Kamel Ait Daoud  Algeria 6:46.46
2 Jang Kang-Eun, Kim Hong-Kyun  South Korea 6:47.44

Final C[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kazushige Ura, Daisaku Takeda  Japan 6:23.02
2 Zsolt Hirling, Tamás Varga  Hungary 6:25.11
3 Rodolfo Collazo, Angel García  Uruguay 6:30.61
4 So Sau Wah, Chow Kwong Wing  Hong Kong 6:34.48
5 Thiago Gomes, Thiago Almeida  Brazil 6:36.24
6 Devender Kumar Khandwal, Manjeet Singh  India 6:44.48

Final B[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Storm Uru, Peter Taylor  New Zealand 6:27.14
2 Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes  Portugal 6:28.47
3 Jonathan Koch, Manuel Brehmer  Germany 6:28.66
4 Samuel Beltz, Thomas Gibson  Australia 6:30.11
5 Maxime Goisset, Frédéric Dufour  France 6:32.65
6 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester  Canada 6:40.80

Final A[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter  Great Britain 6:10.99
Silver medal icon.svg Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros  Greece 6:11.72
Bronze medal icon.svg Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hansen  Denmark 6:12.45
4 Marcello Miani, Elia Luini  Italy 6:16.15
5 Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie  China 6:16.69
6 Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez  Cuba 6:19.96

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