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Coxless Pairs, Men

Date10 – 13 August 1932
LocationLong Beach Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California
Participants12 from 6 countries

Lewis Clive and Hugh Edwards of Great Britain had won the Silver Goblets & Nickalls’ Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1931 and 1932, and were considered strong favorites in the coxless pairs in Los Angeles. In the opening round, they were nearly three seconds faster than anyone else, with their closest competitors being Bob Stiles and Fred Thompson of New Zealand. The final was much of the same: the New Zealanders came closer to matching the Britons, but never seriously challenged them and settled for silver. This was New Zealand’s second Olympic rowing medal, after Darcy Hadfield’s bronze in the 1920 single sculls, and its last until 1968, when their coxed fours team took the gold medal. Poland, the 1930 European Champions who had led the race until the halfway mark, snatched bronze away from the Netherlands by only 0.2 seconds.

PosNrBoatNOCR1R1 RepFinal
1Hugh Edwards / Lewis CliveGBR7:47.0 (1 h2)8:00.0 (1)Gold
2Bob Stiles / Fred ThompsonNZL7:50.2 (2 h2)8:11.4 (2 h1)8:02.4 (2)Silver
3Henryk Budziński / Jan MikołajczakPOL7:53.4 (1 h1)8:08.2 (3)Bronze
4Godfried, Jonkheer Roëll / Pieter RoelofsenNED7:51.8 (3 h2)8:10.0 (1 h1)8:08.4 (4)
3 h1 r2/3Marcel Vandernotte / Fernand VandernotteFRA7:54.6 (2 h1)8:13.0 (3 h1)
4 h1 r2/3United StatesUSA8:03.2 (3 h1)8:23.0 (4 h1)
Thomas ClarkEugene ClarkAlfred Vogt (DNS)

Round One (10 August 1932 — 15:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

1Jan Mikołajczak / Henryk BudzińskiPOL7:53.4Q
2Marcel Vandernotte / Fernand VandernotteFRA7:54.6
3Eugene Clark / Thomas ClarkUSA8:03.2

Heat Two

1Hugh Edwards / Lewis CliveGBR7:47.0Q
2Fred Thompson / Bob StilesNZL7:50.2
3Pieter Roelofsen / Godfried, Jonkheer RoëllNED7:51.8

Round One Repêchage (11 August 1932)

Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One (15:00)

1Pieter Roelofsen / Godfried, Jonkheer RoëllNED8:10.0Q
2Fred Thompson / Bob StilesNZL8:11.4Q
3Marcel Vandernotte / Fernand VandernotteFRA8:13.0
4Eugene Clark / Thomas ClarkUSA8:23.0

Final Round (13 August 1932 — 15:00)

1Hugh Edwards / Lewis CliveGBR8:00.0
2Fred Thompson / Bob StilesNZL8:02.4
3Jan Mikołajczak / Henryk BudzińskiPOL8:08.2
4Pieter Roelofsen / Godfried, Jonkheer RoëllNED8:08.4