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Double Sculls, Men

Date12 – 15 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationToda Rowing Course, Toda, Saitama
Participants26 from 13 countries
Olympic Record 6:34.0 / Jack Kelly, Sr. / Paul Costello USA / 17 July 1924

Czechoslovakia was the reigning Olympic champion in the double sculls but, although one of the titleholders, Václav Kozák, was present in Tokyo, he competed in the single sculls instead. The task of defending the nation’s crown fell on Vladimír Andrs and Pavel Hofmann, the 1963 European Champions, but other duos seemed stronger. The Soviet Union, for example, sent Oleg Tyurin and Boris Dubrovsky, who were the reigning European Champions and runners-up at the inaugural World Championships, the latter of which had been won by France’s René Duhamel and Bernard Monnereau. The United States, reigning Pan American champions, sent their single sculling champion from that event, Sy Cromwell, and Jim Storm.

The Americans dominated the field in the opening round, while Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union won their respective heats, although the latter would have placed fourth and fifth in the Czech and American heats respectively. Switzerland, Germany, and France passed through the repêchage to join these three in the finals, which were won convincingly by an invigorated Soviet effort. The United States and Czechoslovakia had a closer race, but the former had pulled ahead by the end and captured the silver medal, leaving the Czechoslovakians with bronze. Every other finalist finished at least 10 seconds behind the podium.

PosNrBoatNOCR1R1 RepFinal
1Oleg Tyurin / Boris DubrovskyURS6:51.03 (1 h2)7:10.66 (1 h1)Gold
2Sy Cromwell / Jim StormUSA6:31.63 (1 h1)7:13.16 (2 h1)Silver
3Vladimír Andrs / Pavel HofmannTCH6:39.67 (1 h3)7:14.23 (3 h1)Bronze
4Melchior Bürgin / Martin StudachSUI6:45.58 (3 h1)6:47.18 (1 h1)7:24.97 (4 h1)
5Helmut Lebert / Josef Steffes-MiesGER6:41.24 (2 h1)6:39.92 (1 h2)7:30.03 (5 h1)
6René Duhamel / Bernard MonnereauFRA6:48.70 (3 h3)6:49.38 (1 h3)7:41.80 (6 h1)
7Arnold Cooke / Peter WebbGBR6:49.83 (4 h1)6:50.48 (2 h3)6:44.39 (1 h2)
8Max Alwin / Peter BotsNED7:07.52 (2 h2)6:56.59 (3 h3)6:47.07 (2 h2)
9Michel De Meulemeester / Gérard HignyBEL6:45.69 (2 h3)6:49.28 (2 h1)6:49.70 (3 h2)
10Susumi Hosoya / Yasushi MuraseJPN7:25.64 (3 h2)7:18.98 (3 h2)7:15.22 (4 h2)
11Roberto Friedrich / Fernando SchefflerMEX7:34.34 (4 h2)7:35.14 (3 h1)7:27.47 (5 h2)
12Juan Carlos Gómez / José María RobledoARG6:58.08 (4 h3)7:05.02 (2 h2)
13Barclay Wade / Gary PearceAUS7:01.21 (5 h1)7:07.12 (4 h3)

Round One (12 October 1964)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final. All others advanced to repˆchage

Heat One (10:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Sy Cromwell / Jim StormUSA6:31.63Q OB
2Helmut Lebert / Josef Steffes-MiesGER6:41.24
3Melchior Bürgin / Martin StudachSUI6:45.58
4Arnold Cooke / Peter WebbGBR6:49.83
5Barclay Wade / Gary PearceAUS7:01.21

Heat Two (10:20)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Oleg Tyurin / Boris DubrovskyURS6:51.03Q
2Max Alwin / Peter BotsNED7:07.52
3Susumi Hosoya / Yasushi MuraseJPN7:25.64
4Roberto Friedrich / Fernando SchefflerMEX7:34.34

Heat Three (10:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Vladimír Andrs / Pavel HofmannTCH6:39.67Q
2Michel De Meulemeester / Gérard HignyBEL6:45.69
3René Duhamel / Bernard MonnereauFRA6:48.70
4Juan Carlos Gómez / José María RobledoARG6:58.08

Round One Repêchage (13 October 1964)

Winner of each heat advanced to the A Final. 2nd- and 3rd-place finishers advanced to the B Final

Heat One (14:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Melchior Bürgin / Martin StudachSUI6:47.18Q
2Michel De Meulemeester / Gérard HignyBEL6:49.28Q
3Roberto Friedrich / Fernando SchefflerMEX7:35.14

Heat Two (14:20)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Helmut Lebert / Josef Steffes-MiesGER6:39.92Q
2Juan Carlos Gómez / José María RobledoARG7:05.02
3Susumi Hosoya / Yasushi MuraseJPN7:18.98

Heat Three (14:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1René Duhamel / Bernard MonnereauFRA6:49.38Q
2Arnold Cooke / Peter WebbGBR6:50.48
3Max Alwin / Peter BotsNED6:56.59
4Barclay Wade / Gary PearceAUS7:07.12

Final Round (14 – 15 October 1964)

A Final (15 October 1964 — 16:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
16Oleg Tyurin / Boris DubrovskyURS7:10.661:39.77 (1)
1:48.51 (2)
3:28.28 (2)
1:51.49 (2)
5:19.77 (1)
1:50.89 (2)
24Sy Cromwell / Jim StormUSA7:13.161:40.94 (2)
1:47.03 (1)
3:27.97 (1)
1:51.96 (3)
5:19.93 (2)
1:53.23 (4)
35Vladimír Andrs / Pavel HofmannTCH7:14.231:45.25 (5)
1:49.31 (3)
3:34.56 (3)
1:50.81 (1)
5:25.37 (3)
1:48.86 (1)
42Melchior Bürgin / Martin StudachSUI7:24.971:45.10 (3)
1:51.84 (4)
3:36.94 (4)
1:56.43 (5)
5:33.37 (5)
1:51.60 (3)
53Helmut Lebert / Josef Steffes-MiesGER7:30.031:45.22 (4)
1:52.11 (5)
3:37.33 (5)
1:54.05 (4)
5:31.38 (4)
1:58.65 (5)
61René Duhamel / Bernard MonnereauFRA7:41.801:47.29 (6)
1:54.31 (6)
3:41.60 (6)
1:59.13 (6)
5:40.73 (6)
2:01.07 (6)

B Final (14 October 1964 — 15:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
13Arnold Cooke / Peter WebbGBR6:44.391:34.61 (2)
1:41.68 (1)
3:16.29 (1)
1:43.95 (1)
5:00.24 (1)
1:44.15 (2)
21Max Alwin / Peter BotsNED6:47.071:36.48 (3)
1:44.01 (3)
3:20.49 (3)
1:44.27 (2)
5:04.76 (3)
1:42.31 (1)
34Michel De Meulemeester / Gérard HignyBEL6:49.701:34.52 (1)
1:43.58 (2)
3:18.10 (2)
1:45.34 (3)
5:03.44 (2)
1:46.26 (3)
42Susumi Hosoya / Yasushi MuraseJPN7:15.221:36.99 (4)
1:49.94 (4)
3:26.93 (4)
1:53.92 (4)
5:20.85 (4)
1:54.37 (5)
55Roberto Friedrich / Fernando SchefflerMEX7:27.471:43.84 (5)
1:54.06 (5)
3:37.90 (5)
1:55.39 (5)
5:33.29 (5)
1:54.18 (4)