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Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Regatta Centre
Dates17 September–24 September
Competitors547 from 51 nations
Rowing at the
2000 Summer Olympics

Single sculls   men   women
Coxless pair men women
Double sculls men women
Lwt double sculls men women
Coxless four men
Quadruple sculls men women
Eight men women
Lwt coxless four men

Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia. It featured 547 competitors (363 men and 184 women) from 51 nations taking part in 14 events.

The medals were split among 20 nations. Romania was the most successful nation, topping the medal table with three golds, all won in the women's events. Despite finishing second, Germany also dominated the medal table with six in overall. Great Britain and France, on the other hand, had a two-way tie for third place in the standings, with two golds and three in overall.

The men's rowing events became most notable for Great Britain's Steve Redgrave, who won his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal for the coxless four. He first won at Los Angeles in 1984, followed by gold medals in 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000, a record span of 16 years between his first and last gold medal. It was also his sixth overall Olympic medal, having won the bronze in 1988 for the coxed pair. At age 38, Redgrave also became the oldest male rower to win an Olympic gold medal, until he was surpassed by Australia's James Tomkins at the subsequent games. Tomkins, competing in his fourth games, won the bronze medal, and third medal overall for the men's coxless pair with his partner Matthew Long.

In the women's rowing events, Romania's Elisabeta Lipă won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal and fourth overall. Lipă, who was part of Romania's women's eight, won her first in Los Angeles in 1984, followed by gold medals in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. It was also her seventh overall, having won a silver and a bronze in 1988 and an additional silver in 1992. Germany's Kathrin Boron had won her first Olympic gold medal and third overall in the quadruple sculls, teaming up with her partner Jana Thieme.

The rowing events also depict some numerous dramatic races, as the single scull events became highly anticipated and closely contested. Ekaterina Karsten, the defending Olympic champion from Belarus, won a photo finish in the women's single sculls, over Bulgaria's Rumyana Neykova by one hundredths of a second. On the other hand, New Zealand's Rob Waddell, world champion (and world record holder in indoor rowing) beat defending Olympic champion Xeno Müller of Switzerland, along with Germany's Marcel Hacker and Canada's Derek Porter in a tough, close race.

Great Britain captured the gold medal in the men's eight for the first time since 1912, beating Australia by four fifths of a second.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
22x20px Rob Waddell (NZL) 22x20px Xeno Müller (SUI) 22x20px Marcel Hacker (GER)
Double sculls
22x20px Luka Špik
and Iztok Čop (SLO)
22x20px Olaf Tufte
and Fredrik Bekken (NOR)
22x20px Giovanni Calabrese
and Nicola Sartori (ITA)
Quadruple sculls
Italy Italy (ITA)
Agostino Abbagnale
Alessio Sartori
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
Netherlands Netherlands (NED)
Jochem Verberne
Dirk Lippits
Diederik Simon
Michiel Bartman
Germany Germany (GER)
Marco Geisler
Andreas Hajek
Stephan Volkert
André Willms
Coxless pair
22x20px Michel Andrieux
and J. C. Rolland (FRA)
22x20px Ted Murphy
and Sebastian Bea (USA)
22x20px Matthew Long
and James Tomkins (AUS)
Coxless four
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
James Cracknell
Steve Redgrave
Tim Foster
Matthew Pinsent
Italy Italy (ITA)
Valter Molea
Riccardo Dei Rossi
Lorenzo Carboncini
Carlo Mornati
Australia Australia (AUS)
James Stewart
Ben Dodwell
Geoffrey Stewart
Bo Hanson
Coxed eight
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lindsay
Ben Hunt-Davis
Simon Dennis
Louis Attrill
Luka Grubor
Kieran West
Fred Scarlett
Steve Trapmore
Rowley Douglas
Australia Australia (AUS)
Christian Ryan
Alastair Gordon
Nick Porzig
Robert Jahrling
Mike McKay
Stuart Welch
Daniel Burke
Jaime Fernandez
Brett Hayman
Croatia Croatia (CRO)
Igor Francetić
Tihomir Franković
Tomislav Smoljanović
Nikša Skelin
Siniša Skelin
Krešimir Čuljak
Igor Boraska
Branimir Vujević
Silvijo Petriško
Lightweight double sculls
22x20px Tomasz Kucharski
and Robert Sycz (POL)
22x20px Elia Luini
and Leonardo Pettinari (ITA)
22x20px Pascal Touron
and Thibaud Chapelle (FRA)
Lightweight coxless four
France France (FRA)
Laurent Porchier
Jean-Christophe Bette
Yves Hocdé
Xavier Dorfmann
Australia Australia (AUS)
Simon Burgess
Anthony Edwards
Darren Balmforth
Robert Richards
Denmark Denmark (DEN)
Søren Madsen
Thomas Ebert
Eskild Ebbesen
Victor Feddersen

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
22x20px Ekaterina Karsten (BLR) 22x20px Rumyana Neykova (BUL) 22x20px Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski (GER)
Double sculls
22x20px Jana Thieme
and Kathrin Boron (GER)
22x20px Pieta van Dishoeck
and Eeke van Nes (NED)
22x20px Birutė Šakickienė
and Kristina Poplavskaja (LTU)
Quadruple sculls
Germany Germany (GER)
Meike Evers
Kerstin Kowalski
Manja Kowalski
Manuela Lutze
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Guin Batten
Miriam Batten
Katherine Grainger
Gillian Lindsay
Russia Russia (RUS)
Oksana Dorodnova
Irina Fedotova
Yuliya Levina
Larisa Merk
Coxless pair
22x20px Georgeta Damian
and Doina Ignat (ROU)
22x20px Kate Slatter
and Rachael Taylor (AUS)
22x20px Karen Kraft
and Melissa Ryan (USA)
Coxed eight
Romania Romania (ROM)
Veronica Cochelea
Georgeta Damian
Maria Magdalena Dumitrache
Liliana Gafencu
Elena Georgescu
Doina Ignat
Elisabeta Lipă
Ioana Olteanu
Viorica Susanu
Netherlands Netherlands (NED)
Tessa Appeldoorn
Carin ter Beek
Pieta van Dishoeck
Elien Meijer
Eeke van Nes
Nelleke Penninx
Martijntje Quik
Anneke Venema
Marieke Westerhof
Canada Canada (CAN)
Buffy Alexander
Laryssa Biesenthal
Heather Davis
Alison Korn
Theresa Luke
Heather McDermid
Emma Robinson
Lesley Thompson
Dorota Urbaniak
Lightweight double sculls
22x20px Constanţa Burcică
and Angela Alupei (ROU)
22x20px Valerie Viehoff
and Claudia Blasberg (GER)
22x20px Christine Collins
and Sarah Garner (USA)

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Romania Romania (ROU) 3 0 0 3
2 Germany Germany (GER) 2 1 3 6
3 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 0 3
4 France France (FRA) 2 0 1 3
5 Italy Italy (ITA) 1 2 1 4
6 Belarus Belarus (BLR) 1 0 0 1
New Zealand New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
Poland Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
Slovenia Slovenia (SLO) 1 0 0 1
10 Australia Australia (AUS) 0 3 2 5
11 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 0 3 0 3
12 United States United States (USA) 0 1 2 3
13 Bulgaria Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 0 1
Norway Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
Switzerland Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 0 1
16 Canada Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
Croatia Croatia (CRO) 0 0 1 1
Denmark Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
Lithuania Lithuania (LTU) 0 0 1 1
Russia Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1

See also