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Coxed Fours, Men

Date28 – 29 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationWillebroekse Vaart, Vilvoorde
Participants40 from 8 countries

In the fours with coxswain, Canada brought a powerful crew to the competition. However, their boat did not arrive in Antwerp and they were forced to borrow one. Shortly before their heat in the semi-finals, one of their riggers cracked. They tried to alert the starter but he let the race start despite this. The Canadians managed to start and were briefly in the lead but the other shoulder of the rigger failed and they were forced to row with only three oars. The Swiss won the finals over the United States. Switzerland had won the 1920 European Championship, and prior to the War, had won that title in 1911-1913. France had won this event at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games, but no French crew competed in the coxed fours at Antwerp.

PosNrBoatNOCR1Final
1SwitzerlandSUI7:03.0 (1 h1)6:54.0 (1)Gold
Willy BrüderlinMax RudolfPaul RudolfHans WalterPaul Staub
2United StatesUSA7:17.4 (1 h3)6:58.0 (2)Silver
Franz FederschmidtKen MyersErich FederschmidtCarl KloseSherm Clark
3NorwayNOR7:14.0 (1 h2)6:58.0 (3)Bronze
Birger VarTheodor KlemHenry LarsenPer GulbrandsenThoralf Hagen
2 h1 r1/2SwedenSWE7:12.0 (2 h1)
John LagerNestor ÖstergrenAxel ErikssonGunnar LagerGösta Eriksson
2 h2 r1/2BelgiumBEL7:40.0 (2 h2)
Jean Van SilfhoutLéon VleurinckAdrien D'HondtRobert DemulderRaphael de Ligne
2 h3 r1/2BrazilBRA7:25.4 (2 h3)
Guilherme LorenaJoão JórioAlcides VeiraAbrahão SalitureErnesto Flores Filho
3 h1 r1/2CanadaCAN7:18.0 (3 h1)
Robert HayHarold HarcourtLarry LandrianStrathy HayArt Everett
3 h3 r1/2CzechoslovakiaTCH– (3 h3)
Jiří WihanDominik ŠtillipJaroslav OpltJindřich MulačJan Bauch

Round One (28 August 1920)

Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One (14:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1SwitzerlandSUI7:03.0Q
Willy BrüderlinMax RudolfPaul RudolfHans WalterPaul Staub
2SwedenSWE7:12.0
John LagerNestor ÖstergrenAxel ErikssonGunnar LagerGösta Eriksson
3CanadaCAN7:18.0
Robert HayHarold HarcourtLarry LandrianStrathy HayArt Everett

Heat Two (14:25)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1NorwayNOR7:14.0Q
Birger VarTheodor KlemHenry LarsenPer GulbrandsenThoralf Hagen
2BelgiumBEL7:40.0
Jean Van SilfhoutLéon VleurinckAdrien D'HondtRobert DemulderRaphael de Ligne

Heat Three (14:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1United StatesUSA7:17.4Q
Franz FederschmidtKen MyersErich FederschmidtCarl KloseSherm Clark
2BrazilBRA7:25.4
Guilherme LorenaJoão JórioAlcides VeiraAbrahão SalitureErnesto Flores Filho
3CzechoslovakiaTCH
Jiří WihanDominik ŠtillipJaroslav OpltJindřich MulačJan Bauch

Final Round (29 August 1920 — 14:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1SwitzerlandSUI6:54.0OB
Willy BrüderlinMax RudolfPaul RudolfHans WalterPaul Staub
2United StatesUSA6:58.0
Franz FederschmidtKen MyersErich FederschmidtCarl KloseSherm Clark
3NorwayNOR6:58.0
Birger VarTheodor KlemHenry LarsenPer GulbrandsenThoralf Hagen