Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's quadruple sculls

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Men's quadruple sculls 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 quadruple scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by four rowers. The "scull" portion means that each 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.

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 all others going to the repechage. In the repechage, four boats raced for three spots in the A/B semifinals, with the top three advancing and the fourth place boat getting an overall rank of 13th of 13 boats competing in the event.

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.

Polish men's quadruple sculls: gold medalists

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Poland (POL)
Konrad Wasielewski
Marek Kolbowicz
Michał Jeliński
Adam Korol
 Italy (ITA)
Luca Agamennoni
Simone Venier
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
 France (FRA)
Jonathan Coeffic
Pierre-Jean Peltier
Julien Bahain
Cédric Berrest

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan  Australia 5:36.20 (WB) SA/B
2 Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri  Italy 5:36.42 SA/B
3 Morgachev, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov  Russia 5:39.18 SA/B
4 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja  Estonia 5:42.22 R
5 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka  Czech Republic 6:00.98 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol  Poland 5:38.76 SA/B
2 Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest  France 5:41.75 SA/B
3 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich  Belarus 5:43.73 SA/B
4 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández  Cuba 5:44.68 R

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Hryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko  Ukraine 5:40.11 SA/B
2 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber  Germany 5:43.48 SA/B
3 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault  United States 5:45.77 SA/B
4 Zupanc, Jer. Jurse, Jan. Jurse, Fistravec  Slovenia 5:57.02 R

Repechage[edit]

Qualification Rules: 1-3->SA/B

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja  Estonia 6:01.46 SA/B
2 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández  Cuba 6:03.56 SA/B
3 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka  Czech Republic 6:04.95 SA/B
4 Zupanc, Jer. Jurse, Jan. Jurse, Fistravec  Slovenia 6:12.64

Semifinals A/B[edit]

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

Semifinal A/B 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol  Poland 5:51.29 FA
2 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan  Australia 5:52.93 FA
3 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber  Germany 5:53.56 FA
4 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka  Czech Republic 5:56.38 FB
5 Morgachev, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov  Russia 5:59.56 FB
6 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich  Belarus 6:06.80 FB

Semifinal A/B 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri  Italy 5:51.20 FA
2 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault  United States 5:52.81 FA
3 Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest  France 5:53.04 FA
4 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja  Estonia 5:54.57 FB
5 Gryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko  Ukraine 6:03.71 FB
6 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández  Cuba 6:04.99 FB

Final B[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Morgachev, Fedorovtsev, Salov, Spinyov  Russia 5:46.17
2 Hryn, Pavlovskiy, Lykov, Biloushchenko  Ukraine 5:47.89
3 Taimsoo, Latin, Kuzmin, Raja  Estonia 5:48.12
4 Vitasek, Dolecek, Hanak, Jirka  Czech Republic 5:50.07
5 Lemiashkevich, Novikau, Shurmei, Radzevich  Belarus 5:50.74
6 Cascaret, Concepción, Fournier, Hernández  Cuba 5:52.66

Final A[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol  Poland 5:41.33
Silver medal icon.svg Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri  Italy 5:43.57
Bronze medal icon.svg Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest  France 5:44.34
4 Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan  Australia 5:44.68
5 Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault  United States 5:47.64
6 Krüger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber  Germany 5:50.96

Poland completed the perfect quadrennial with wins at the 2005, 2006, and 2007 World Championships before capturing Olympic gold in Beijing.

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