Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's coxless pair

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Women's coxless pair
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
 Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katherine Grainger
Cath Bishop
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bichyk
Natallia Helakh
 Belarus
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These are the results of the Women's coxless pair competition, one of six events for female competitors in Rowing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

Women's Pair[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Georgeta Damian
Viorica Susanu
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
Katherine Grainger
Cath Bishop
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Yuliya Bichyk
Natallia Helakh

Heats[edit]

10 boats competed in two heats on 14 August, 2004. The top 3 pairs from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
1 Yuliya Bichyk and Natallia Helakh  Belarus 7:27.73
2 Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop  Great Britain 7:34.66
3 Maren Derlien and Sandra Goldbach  Germany 7:44.00
4 Sophie Balmary and Virginie Chauvel  France 7:49.70
5 Sarah Jones and Kate Mackenzie  United States 7:53.78

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
1 Georgeta Damian and Viorica Susanu  Romania 7:29.74
2 Darcy Marquardt and Buffy-Lynne Williams  Canada 7:42.36
3 Milka Tancheva and Anna Chuk  Bulgaria 7:52.45
4 Cong Huanling and Feng Xueling  China 7:53.30
5 Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles  New Zealand 9:37.53

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Name Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Georgeta Damian and Viorica Susanu  Romania 7:06.56
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop  Great Britain 7:08.66
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bichyk and Natallia Helakh  Belarus 7:09.36
4 Darcy Marquardt and Buffy-Lynne Williams  Canada 7:13.33
5 Maren Derlien and Sandra Goldbach  Germany 7:20.20
6 Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles  New Zealand 7:23.52

The Romanians never looked likely to lose as they led throughout. At 1,000 metres they were nearly two seconds clear of the Canadians who were half a second ahead of Belarus with world champions Great Britain a further second back. By 1,500 m. they had extended their lead with no change in positions in the trailing pack. Just after this mark Belarus and Great Britain both made a move to push past Canada who could not respond. The British kept their push going and passed the Belarusians and by the finishing line had just about overlapped the dominant Romanians. Belarus were two thirds of length back with a very tired looking Canada a further one and a half lengths away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Coxless Pairs". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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