Rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's coxless pair

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Women's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Winners on the podium (from left): Scown and Haigh (NZL), Stanning and Glover (GBR), Tait and Hornsey (AUS)
Venue Eton Dorney
Date 28 July – 1 August
Competitors 20 from 10 nations
Winning time 7:27.13
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kate Hornsey
Sarah Tait
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Juliette Haigh
Rebecca Scown
 New Zealand
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2012 Summer Olympics
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Eight men women
Lwt coxless four men

The Women's coxless pair competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney.[1]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 28 July 2012 09:30 Heats
Monday, 30 July 2012 09:30 Repechage
Wednesday, 1 August 2012 10:10 Final B
Wednesday, 1 August 2012 11:50 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

First two of each heat qualify to the final, remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
 Great Britain 6:57.29 Q
Olympic record
2 Sara Hendershot
Sarah Zelenka
 United States 6:59.29 Q
3 Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania 7:05.39 R
4 Kerstin Hartmann
Marlene Sinnig
 Germany 7:10.28 R
5 Maria Laura Abalo
Gabriela Best
 Argentina 7:12.17 R

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Kate Hornsey
Sarah Tait
 Australia 7:01.60 Q
2 Juliette Haigh
Rebecca Scown
 New Zealand 7:06.93 Q
3 Zhang Yage
Gao Yulan
 China 7:13.38 R
4 Naydene Smith
Lee-Ann Persse
 South Africa 7:14.31 R
5 Claudia Wurzel
Sara Bertolasi
 Italy 7:21.44 R

Repechage[edit]

First two qualify to the final.

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania 7:08.42 Q
2 Kerstin Hartmann
Marlene Sinnig
 Germany 7:10.42 Q
3 Zhang Yage
Gao Yulan
 China 7:15.18
4 Claudia Wurzel
Sara Bertolasi
 Italy 7:18.14
5 Naydene Smith
Lee-Ann Persse
 South Africa 7:18.96
6 Maria Laura Abalo
Gabriela Best
 Argentina 7:20.94

Finals[edit]

Note: Strong headwinds

Final B[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1 Zhang Yage
Gao Yulan
 China 7:55.18
2 Naydene Smith
Lee-Ann Persse
 South Africa 7:56.40
3 Maria Laura Abalo
Gabriela Best
 Argentina 8:03.53
4 Claudia Wurzel
Sara Bertolasi
 Italy 8:06.14

Final A[edit]

Rank Rowers Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
 Great Britain 7:27.13
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kate Hornsey
Sarah Tait
 Australia 7:29.86
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Juliette Haigh
Rebecca Scown
 New Zealand 7:30.19
4 Sara Hendershot
Sarah Zelenka
 United States 7:30.39
5 Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania 7:37.67
6 Kerstin Hartmann
Marlene Sinnig
 Germany 7:42.06

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing". London 2012 website. Retrieved 10 May 2011.