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Coxed Fours (2), Men

Date25 – 26 August 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants46 from 4 countries

This was the second final for the coxed fours in 1900, and was held because of the controversy that occurred in the original coxed fours final, which is considered the most controversial Olympic rowing event ever. In the original event, the final was to be contested by the three heat winners and the runner-up in heat three, which had four entrants. However, the losers in heats two and three had rowed faster times than the winners of heat one and the officials wanted to conduct another qualifying heat but they were unable to contact all the teams.

The decision was made to allow the heat winners and the three fastest losing boats to compete in the final, giving a six-boat final. But the course was originally only designed for four boats, so the heat winners protested and refused to compete. The first final went off with the runner-up boat from heat two and the second- and third-place finishers from heat three. But this was satisfactory to no one and it was elected to conduct another final. This event was to be among the winners of the original three heats, and Cercle de l’Aviron Roubaix, which had won the first final. But Roubaix declined, feeling they had already won the original competition. The second final went off with three boats, the race won comfortably by Hamburg’s Germania Ruder Club. Both finals are usually considered as valid Olympic events and the results listed in most medal standings for the 1900 Olympics.

PosNrBoatNOCR1Race #2
1Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER5:56.2 (1 h3)5:59.0 (1)Gold
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinWaldemar TietgensGustav GoßlerCarl Heinrich Goßler
2Minerva AmsterdamNED6:02.0 (1 h2)6:03.0 (2)Silver
Johannes TerwogtPaul LotsijCoenraad HiebendaalGeert LotsijHermanus Brockmann
3Ludwigshafener Ruder VereinGER6:14.0 (1 h1)6:05.0 (3)Bronze
Karl LehleErnst FelleHermann WilkerOtto FickeisenFranz Kröwerath
2 h1 r1/2Réal-Club BarcelonaESP6:38.4 (2 h1)
Orestes QuintanaJuan CampsJosé FórmicaRicardo MargaritAntonio Vela
2 h2 r1/2Club Nautique de LyonFRA6:06.2 (2 h2)1
Charles PerrinDaniel SoubeyranÉmile WegelinGeorges Lumpp
2 h3 r1/2Cercle de L'Aviron RoubaixFRA5:59.0 (2 h3)
Émile DelchambreJean CauHenri BouckaertHenri Hazebrouck Charlot
3 h1 r1/2Club Nautique de FrançaisFRA6:40.0 (3 h1)2
Saurel PeyronnieLéon DeslinièresRené Beslaud
3 h3 r1/2Favorite HammoniaGER6:03.0 (3 h3)
Hugo RüsterWilhelm CarstensJulius KörnerAdolf MöllerGustav-Adolf Moths
4 h3 r1/2Club Nautique de DieppeFRA6:20.0 (4 h3)3
Henri DelabarreRobert Gelée Angot Maison
AC h2 r1/2Societé Nautique de la MarneFRA– (AC h2)DNF4
Jules DemaréRené WaleffPaul CocuetClément Dorlia

Round One (25 August 1900)

Winner of each heat and the runner-up in heat three (which had four entrants) were to advance to the final.

Heat One (16:15)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Ludwigshafener Ruder VereinGER6:14.0Q
Karl LehleErnst FelleHermann WilkerOtto FickeisenFranz Kröwerath
2Réal-Club BarcelonaESP6:38.4
Orestes QuintanaJuan CampsJosé FórmicaRicardo MargaritAntonio Vela
3Club Nautique de FrançaisFRA6:40.05
Saurel PeyronnieLéon DeslinièresRené Beslaud

Heat Two (16:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Minerva AmsterdamNED6:02.0Q
Johannes TerwogtPaul LotsijCoenraad HiebendaalGeert LotsijHermanus Brockmann
2Club Nautique de LyonFRA6:06.26
Charles PerrinDaniel SoubeyranÉmile WegelinGeorges Lumpp
ACSocieté Nautique de la MarneFRADNF7
Jules DemaréRené WaleffPaul CocuetClément Dorlia

Heat Three (16:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER5:56.2Q
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinWaldemar TietgensGustav GoßlerCarl Heinrich Goßler
2Cercle de l'Aviron RoubaixFRA5:59.0q
Émile DelchambreJean CauHenri BouckaertHenri Hazebrouck Charlot
3Favorite HammoniaGER6:03.0
Hugo RüsterWilhelm CarstensJulius KörnerAdolf MöllerGustav-Adolf Moths
4Club Nautique de DieppeFRA6:20.08
Henri DelabarreRobert Gelée Angot Maison

Final Round, Race #2 (26 August 1900)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER5:59.0
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinWaldemar TietgensGustav GoßlerCarl Heinrich Goßler
2Minerva AmsterdamNED6:03.0
Johannes TerwogtPaul LotsijCoenraad HiebendaalGeert LotsijHermanus Brockmann
3Ludwigshafener Ruder VereinGER6:05.0
Karl LehleErnst FelleHermann WilkerOtto FickeisenFranz Kröwerath