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Double Sculls, Men

Date20 – 27 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationGrebnoy kanal, Sportivny komplex Krylatskoye, Moskva
Participants19 from 9 countries
Olympic Record 6:12.48 / Frank Hansen / Alf Hansen NOR / 23 July 1976

Norway’s participation in the American-led boycott meant that whoever won the men’s double sculls event at the 1980 Summer Olympics would earn a qualified victory at best. This was due to the fact that brothers Frank and Alf Hansen, the defending Olympic champions and winners of three of the last four World Championships, were excluded from competing. This meant that the only World Champion at the Games was Chris Baillieu of Great Britain, one half of the 1977 championship duo and runner-up at the 1976 Olympics. Baillieu was considered a slight favorite, however, even without his traditional partner Mike Hart, because he had won three of the last four Double Challenge Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta. In Moscow he was partnered with Jim Clark, a 1976 silver medalist in the coxed eights.

The opening round, however, was dominated by East Germany, who finished nearly five seconds ahead of the other heat winner, Great Britain. The German pair consisted of Joachim Dreifke, bronze medalist from the 1976 Olympic single sculls and half of the 1975 World runners-up, and Klaus Kröppelien, a successful international rower in other disciplines. In the final, the East Germans claimed gold by a comfortable margin, leaving silver and bronze for Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia respectively. The former’s crew consisted of Zoran Pančić and Milorad Stanulov, a bronze medalist in the single sculls at the 1978 World Championships, while the latter was represented by Zdeněk Pecka and Václav Vochoska, both 1976 Olympic bronze medalists in the quadruple sculls. Great Britain, meanwhile, faltered in the final and finished fourth.

PosNrBoatNOCR1R1 RepFinal
1Joachim Dreifke / Klaus KröppelienGDR6:54.69 (1 h1)6:24.33 (1 h1)Gold
2Zoran Pančić / Milorad StanulovYUG7:04.57 (2 h1)6:36.46 (1 h1)6:26.34 (2 h1)Silver
3Zdeněk Pecka / Václav VochoskaTCH7:16.02 (4 h2)6:36.70 (2 h1)6:29.07 (3 h1)Bronze
4Jim Clark / Chris BaillieuGBR6:59.67 (1 h2)6:31.13 (4 h1)
5Aleksandr Fomchenko / Yevgeny DuleyevURS7:07.12 (3 h1)6:37.77 (1 h2)6:35.34 (5 h1)
6Wiesław Kujda / Piotr TobolskiPOL7:01.79 (2 h2)6:47.38 (2 h2)6:39.66 (6 h1)
7José Ramón Oyarzábal / José Luis CortaESP7:11.05 (3 h2)6:43.15 (3 h1)6:38.38 (1 h2)
8FranceFRA7:14.43 (4 h1)7:00.61 (3 h2)6:40.60 (2 h2)
Marc BoudouxDidier GalletDenis Gaté
9Dimitar Petrov / Stoyko KhadilevBUL7:21.83 (5 h1)7:01.25 (4 h1)6:43.81 (3 h2)

Round One (20 July 1980 — 10:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to final

Heat One

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Joachim Dreifke / Klaus KröppelienGDR6:54.691:36.25 (1)
1:43.79 (1)
3:20.04 (1)
1:48.61 (2)
5:08.65 (1)
1:46.04 (1)
Q
2Zoran Pančić / Milorad StanulovYUG7:04.571:40.14 (4)
1:46.23 (3)
3:26.37 (3)
1:48.41 (1)
5:14.78 (2)
1:49.79 (2)
3Aleksandr Fomchenko / Yevgeny DuleyevURS7:07.121:38.69 (2)
1:45.60 (2)
3:24.29 (2)
1:51.79 (3)
5:16.08 (3)
1:51.04 (4)
4Marc Boudoux / Denis GatéFRA7:14.431:39.14 (3)
1:50.46 (4)
3:29.60 (4)
1:54.64 (4)
5:24.24 (4)
1:50.19 (3)
5Dimitar Petrov / Stoyko KhadilevBUL7:21.831:41.65 (5)
1:50.58 (5)
3:32.23 (5)
1:56.77 (5)
5:29.00 (5)
1:52.83 (5)

Heat Two

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Jim Clark / Chris BaillieuGBR6:59.671:38.92 (3)
1:46.06 (1)
3:24.98 (1)
1:46.52 (1)
5:11.50 (1)
1:48.17 (2)
Q
2Wiesław Kujda / Piotr TobolskiPOL7:01.791:37.04 (1)
1:48.30 (4)
3:25.34 (2)
1:49.51 (2)
5:14.85 (2)
1:46.94 (1)
3José Ramón Oyarzábal / José Luis CortaESP7:11.051:39.64 (4)
1:48.00 (3)
3:27.64 (4)
1:49.60 (3)
5:17.24 (4)
1:53.81 (3)
4Zdeněk Pecka / Václav VochoskaTCH7:16.021:38.62 (2)
1:47.21 (2)
3:25.83 (3)
1:50.98 (4)
5:16.81 (3)
1:59.21 (4)

Round One Repêchage (22 July 1980 — 10:20)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final

Heat One

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Zoran Pančić / Milorad StanulovYUG6:36.461:33.06 (2)
1:39.26 (2)
3:12.32 (2)
1:42.11 (1)
4:54.43 (2)
1:42.03 (1)
Q
2Zdeněk Pecka / Václav VochoskaTCH6:36.701:32.37 (1)
1:37.95 (1)
3:10.32 (1)
1:43.11 (2)
4:53.43 (1)
1:43.27 (3)
Q
3José Ramón Oyarzábal / José Luis CortaESP6:43.151:34.27 (4)
1:40.87 (3)
3:15.14 (3)
1:45.31 (3)
5:00.45 (3)
1:42.70 (2)
4Dimitar Petrov / Stoyko KhadilevBUL7:01.251:33.26 (3)
1:42.64 (4)
3:15.90 (4)
1:52.19 (4)
5:08.09 (4)
1:53.16 (4)

Heat Two

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Aleksandr Fomchenko / Yevgeny DuleyevURS6:37.771:30.97 (1)
1:39.72 (2)
3:10.69 (1)
1:42.69 (1)
4:53.38 (1)
1:44.39 (1)
Q
2Wiesław Kujda / Piotr TobolskiPOL6:47.381:34.04 (3)
1:39.03 (1)
3:13.07 (3)
1:42.73 (2)
4:55.80 (2)
1:51.58 (2)
Q
3Marc Boudoux / Denis GatéFRA7:00.611:32.33 (2)
1:40.33 (3)
3:12.66 (2)
1:49.40 (3)
5:02.06 (3)
1:58.55 (3)

Final Round (27 July 1980)

A Final (10:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Joachim Dreifke / Klaus KröppelienGDR6:24.331:28.91 (2)
1:31.66 (2)
3:0.569 (1)
1:44.79 (5)
4:45.36 (1)
1:38.97 (3)
2Zoran Pančić / Milorad StanulovYUG6:26.341:31.00 (4)
1:38.54 (4)
3:09.54 (4)
1:38.69 (1)
4:48.23 (2)
1:38.11 (1)
3Zdeněk Pecka / Václav VochoskaTCH6:29.071:30.68 (3)
1:30.22 (1)
3:0.904 (2)
1:48.06 (6)
4:48.96 (3)
1:40.11 (4)
4Jim Clark / Chris BaillieuGBR6:31.131:32.50 (6)
1:39.71 (5)
3:12.21 (5)
1:40.45 (2)
4:52.66 (5)
1:38.47 (2)
5Aleksandr Fomchenko / Yevgeny DuleyevURS6:35.341:28.68 (1)
1:38.12 (3)
3:06.80 (3)
1:42.77 (4)
4:49.57 (4)
1:45.77 (6)
6Wiesław Kujda / Piotr TobolskiPOL6:39.661:32.11 (5)
1:41.02 (6)
3:13.13 (6)
1:42.13 (3)
4:55.26 (6)
1:44.40 (5)

B Final (10:45)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1José Ramón Oyarzábal / José Luis CortaESP6:38.381:32.61 (1)
1:42.59 (3)
3:15.20 (2)
1:40.99 (1)
4:56.19 (1)
1:42.19 (2)
2Marc Boudoux / Didier GalletFRA6:40.601:32.97 (2)
1:41.87 (1)
3:14.84 (1)
1:43.85 (3)
4:58.69 (2)
1:41.91 (1)
3Dimitar Petrov / Stoyko KhadilevBUL6:43.811:33.87 (3)
1:41.99 (2)
3:15.86 (3)
1:43.30 (2)
4:59.16 (3)
1:44.65 (3)