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Coxed Fours (1), Men

Date25 – 26 August 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants15 from 2 countries

The 1900 coxed fours event became the most controversial rowing event in Olympic history. Originally, the winners of the heats, and the runner-up in heat three, which had four entrants, were to advance to the final. But the losers in heats two and three had posted faster times than the winners of heat one, so the officials attempted to conduct another qualifying heat, but they were unable to notify all the contestants.

It was elected to let the heat winners and the three fastest losing boats compete in the final, giving a six-boat final. However, the course only was laid out for four boats, so the heat winners protested and refused to compete. The first final was held among the runner-up in heat two, and the second- and third-place finishers in heat three. This seemed unsatisfactory so a second final was contested among the heat winners. The winner of this final, Cercle de l’Aviron Roubaix, was invited to compete in the second final, but refused to do so. Both finals are usually considered to be Olympic championships.

PosNrBoatNOCRace #1
1Cercle de l'Aviron RoubaixFRA7:11.0 (1)Gold
Émile DelchambreJean CauHenri BouckaertHenri HazebrouckCharlot
2Club Nautique de LyonFRA7:18.0 (2)Silver
Charles PerrinDaniel SoubeyranÉmile WegelinGeorges Lumpp
3Favorite HammoniaGER7:18.2 (3)Bronze
Hugo RüsterWilhelm CarstensJulius KörnerAdolf MöllerMax AmmermannGustav-Adolf Moths

Final Round, Race #1 (26 August 1900 — 14:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Cercle de l'Aviron RoubaixFRA7:11.0
Émile DelchambreJean CauHenri BouckaertHenri HazebrouckCharlot
2Club Nautique de LyonFRA7:18.0
Charles PerrinDaniel SoubeyranÉmile WegelinGeorges Lumpp
3Favorite HammoniaGER7:18.2
Hugo RüsterWilhelm CarstensJulius KörnerAdolf MöllerMax Ammermann