| Event type

Single Sculls, Men

Date25 – 26 August 1900
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants12 from 3 countries

Controversy occurred here in the first semi-final, when St George Ashe did not qualify. He was almost disqualified in the heats, when he rowed far out of his lane and interfered with Raymond Benoit. However, his victory was allowed to stand. Then, after not qualifying, Ashe protested that he should be permitted to advance to the final. It is difficult to tell exactly why, as no significant irregularities in the semi-final race are described in any of the journals. Hermann Barrelet and André Gaudin then protested, and refused to race if Ashe were included in the final. But Robert d’Heilly stated that he would race, nevertheless. Barrelet and Gaudin were eventually convinced to race against Ashe. Barrelet won easily, pulling steadily away from Gaudin. Ashe and d’Heilly were not factors. Louis Prével fell in the water and did not finish, but he protested, to no avail, that he had been interfered with.

1Hermann BarreletFRA6:38.8 (1 h2)8:23.0 (1 h1)7:35.6 (1)Gold
2André GaudinFRA6:43.0 (2 h2)8:33.4 (2 h1)7:41.6 (2)Silver
3St George AsheGBR6:38.8 (1 h1)8:37.2 (3 h1)8:15.6 (3)Bronze
4Robert d'HeillyFRA6:38.8 (2 h3)8:45.0 (2 h2)8:16.0 (4)
AC r3/3Louis PrévelFRA6:29.6 (1 h3)8:36.4 (1 h2)– (DNF)
3 h2 r2/3Charles DelaporteFRA6:33.8 (1 h4)9:25.2 (3 h2)
4 h1 r2/3Raymond BenoitFRA6:45.4 (2 h1)– (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3Pierre FerlinFRA6:46.8 (2 h4)– (4 h2)
3 h1 r1/3Édouard DammannFRA7:13.0 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/3 LardonFRA6:46.4 (3 h2)
AC h3 r1/3Maxime PiaggioFRA– (DNF h3)DNF
AC h4 r1/3Antonio VelaESP– (DNF h4)DNF

Round One (25 August 1900)

First two in each heat advance to the semi-finals.

Heat One (9:00)

1St George AsheGBR6:38.8Q
2Raymond BenoitFRA6:45.4Q
3Édouard DammannFRA7:13.0

Heat Two (9:15)

1Hermann BarreletFRA6:38.8Q
2André GaudinFRA6:43.0Q
3 LardonFRA6:46.4

Heat Three (9:30)

1Louis PrévelFRA6:29.6Q
2Robert d'HeillyFRA6:38.8Q
DNFMaxime PiaggioFRA

Heat Four (9:45)

1Charles DelaporteFRA6:33.8Q
2Pierre FerlinFRA6:46.8Q
DNFAntonio VelaESP

Semi-Finals (26 August 1900)

First two in each heat advance to the finals.

Heat One (10:00)

1Hermann BarreletFRA8:23.0Q
2André GaudinFRA8:33.4Q
3St George AsheGBR8:37.2q1
4Raymond BenoitFRA

Heat Two (10:30)

1Louis PrévelFRA8:36.4Q
2Robert d'HeillyFRA8:45.0Q
3Charles DelaporteFRA9:25.2
4Pierre FerlinFRA

Final Round (26 August 1900 — 16:30)

1Hermann BarreletFRA7:35.6
2André GaudinFRA7:41.6
3St George AsheGBR8:15.6
4Robert d'HeillyFRA8:16.0
DNFLouis PrévelFRA