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Coxless Pairs, Women

Date17 – 23 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith, New South Wales
Participants20 from 10 countries

Canadian Emma Robinson had won the coxless pairs event at the last three editions of the World Championships, most recently with Theresa Luke, and together they were favored to take the title at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Also in contention was Australia who, represented in part by Kate Slatter, had been the 1995 World and 1996 Olympic champion. In 1999 she had been World bronze medalist with Rachael Taylor, with whom she partnered in Sydney. The fastest time in the opening heat, however, went to Doina Ignat and Georgeta Damian of Romania, while the other one was taken by South Africa’s Helen Fleming and Colleen Orsmond, despite the presence of both Australia and Canada. Ignat was a 1996 Olympic champion in the coxed eights, while Damian was a 1997 World runner-up in the coxless pairs. In the final, the Romanians won a comfortable distance ahead of the Australians, who had to battle the American duo of Missy Schwen and Karen Kraft to capture silver, which they did by a mere 0.04 seconds. This left the Americans with bronze, as the Canadians struggled and did not arrive at the finish until almost three seconds after the United States. Ignat and Damian, meanwhile, were double Olympic champions at the Games, as they also took home gold from the coxed eights.

PosNrBoatNOCR1R1 RepFinal
1Georgeta Damian / Doina IgnatROU7:16.22 (1 h1)7:11.00 (1 h1)Gold
2Rachael Taylor / Kate SlatterAUS7:20.69 (2 h2)7:19.79 (1 h2)7:12.56 (2 h1)Silver
3Missy Ryan / Karen KraftUSA7:18.74 (2 h1)7:21.00 (1 h1)7:13.00 (3 h1)Bronze
4Emma Robinson / Theresa LukeCAN7:20.84 (3 h2)7:24.69 (2 h1)7:15.48 (4 h1)
5Helen Fleming / Colleen OrsmondRSA7:17.83 (1 h2)7:16.84 (5 h1)
6Lenka Wech / Claudia BarthGER7:20.23 (3 h1)7:20.12 (2 h2)7:20.08 (6 h1)
7Albina Ligachova / Vera PochitayevaRUS7:22.69 (4 h2)7:20.51 (3 h2)7:17.87 (1 h2)
8Nina Proskura / Yevheniya AndrieievaUKR7:30.82 (4 h1)7:31.11 (3 h1)7:20.82 (2 h2)
9Dot Blackie / Cath BishopGBR7:40.73 (5 h2)7:36.53 (4 h1)7:26.95 (3 h2)
10Marloes Bolman / Femke DekkerNED7:47.99 (5 h1)7:40.00 (4 h2)7:27.22 (4 h2)

Round One (17 September 2000)

Winner of each heat advanced to final

Heat One (9:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Georgeta Damian / Doina IgnatROU7:16.221:46.55 (1)
1:48.81 (1)
3:35.36 (1)
1:49.89 (1)
5:25.25 (1)
1:50.97 (3)
Q
2Missy Ryan / Karen KraftUSA7:18.741:47.33 (3)
1:50.02 (2)
3:37.35 (2)
1:51.62 (2)
5:28.97 (2)
1:49.77 (1)
3Lenka Wech / Claudia BarthGER7:20.231:46.93 (2)
1:51.33 (3)
3:38.26 (3)
1:51.68 (3)
5:29.94 (3)
1:50.29 (2)
4Nina Proskura / Yevheniya AndrieievaUKR7:30.821:47.80 (4)
1:53.42 (4)
3:41.22 (4)
1:54.40 (4)
5:35.62 (4)
1:55.20 (4)
5Marloes Bolman / Femke DekkerNED7:47.991:51.35 (5)
1:57.89 (5)
3:49.24 (5)
2:00.48 (5)
5:49.72 (5)
1:58.27 (5)

Heat Two (10:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Helen Fleming / Colleen OrsmondRSA7:17.831:46.47 (2)
1:50.90 (1)
3:37.37 (1)
1:52.56 (4)
5:29.93 (1)
1:47.90 (1)
Q
2Rachael Taylor / Kate SlatterAUS7:20.691:46.96 (3)
1:51.85 (3)
3:38.81 (4)
1:51.89 (1)
5:30.70 (3)
1:49.99 (3)
3Emma Robinson / Theresa LukeCAN7:20.841:47.28 (4)
1:51.41 (2)
3:38.69 (3)
1:52.27 (2)
5:30.96 (4)
1:49.88 (2)
4Albina Ligachova / Vera PochitayevaRUS7:22.691:45.77 (1)
1:51.92 (4)
3:37.69 (2)
1:52.51 (3)
5:30.20 (2)
1:52.49 (4)
5Dot Blackie / Cath BishopGBR7:40.731:48.80 (5)
1:55.51 (5)
3:44.31 (5)
1:58.15 (5)
5:42.46 (5)
1:58.27 (5)

Round One Repêchage (19 September 2000)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final

Heat One (9:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Missy Ryan / Karen KraftUSA7:21.001:46.00 (1)
1:51.12 (1)
3:37.12 (1)
1:51.69 (1)
5:28.81 (1)
1:52.19 (1)
Q
2Emma Robinson / Theresa LukeCAN7:24.691:46.23 (2)
1:51.39 (2)
3:37.62 (2)
1:53.01 (2)
5:30.63 (2)
1:54.06 (2)
Q
3Nina Proskura / Yevheniya AndrieievaUKR7:31.111:47.63 (4)
1:52.82 (3)
3:40.45 (3)
1:55.55 (3)
5:36.00 (3)
1:55.11 (3)
4Dot Blackie / Cath BishopGBR7:36.531:47.44 (3)
1:55.09 (4)
3:42.53 (4)
1:57.76 (4)
5:40.29 (4)
1:56.24 (4)

Heat Two (10:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Rachael Taylor / Kate SlatterAUS7:19.791:44.37 (1)
1:51.27 (1)
3:35.64 (1)
1:53.10 (3)
5:28.74 (1)
1:51.05 (3)
Q
2Lenka Wech / Claudia BarthGER7:20.121:46.89 (2)
1:51.91 (2)
3:38.80 (2)
1:51.56 (2)
5:30.36 (2)
1:49.76 (2)
Q
3Albina Ligachova / Vera PochitayevaRUS7:20.511:47.99 (3)
1:52.17 (3)
3:40.16 (3)
1:51.31 (1)
5:31.47 (3)
1:49.04 (1)
4Marloes Bolman / Femke DekkerNED7:40.001:51.86 (4)
1:57.13 (4)
3:48.99 (4)
1:57.38 (4)
5:46.37 (4)
1:53.63 (4)

Final Round (22 – 23 September 2000)

A Final (23 September 2000 — 9:10)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Georgeta Damian / Doina IgnatROU7:11.001:46.22 (3)
1:48.94 (2)
3:35.16 (3)
1:49.00 (1)
5:24.16 (2)
1:46.84 (1)
2Rachael Taylor / Kate SlatterAUS7:12.561:45.78 (2)
1:48.74 (1)
3:34.52 (2)
1:50.16 (4)
5:24.68 (3)
1:47.88 (2)
3Missy Ryan / Karen KraftUSA7:13.001:45.00 (1)
1:49.00 (3)
3:34.00 (1)
1:49.70 (2)
5:23.70 (1)
1:49.30 (6)
4Emma Robinson / Theresa LukeCAN7:15.481:46.99 (5)
1:50.07 (5)
3:37.06 (5)
1:49.94 (3)
5:27.00 (4)
1:48.48 (4)
5Helen Fleming / Colleen OrsmondRSA7:16.841:46.59 (4)
1:49.86 (4)
3:36.45 (4)
1:51.25 (5)
5:27.70 (5)
1:49.14 (5)
6Lenka Wech / Claudia BarthGER7:20.081:48.49 (6)
1:51.53 (6)
3:40.02 (6)
1:51.67 (6)
5:31.69 (6)
1:48.39 (3)

B Final (22 September 2000 — 10:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1Albina Ligachova / Vera PochitayevaRUS7:17.871:45.12 (1)
1:50.97 (1)
3:36.09 (1)
1:51.16 (1)
5:27.25 (1)
1:50.62 (4)
2Nina Proskura / Yevheniya AndrieievaUKR7:20.821:45.80 (2)
1:52.23 (2)
3:38.03 (2)
1:52.26 (3)
5:30.29 (2)
1:50.53 (3)
3Dot Blackie / Cath BishopGBR7:26.951:46.96 (3)
1:54.91 (3)
3:41.87 (3)
1:54.92 (4)
5:36.79 (3)
1:50.16 (2)
4Marloes Bolman / Femke DekkerNED7:27.221:50.45 (4)
1:55.34 (4)
3:45.79 (4)
1:52.01 (2)
5:37.80 (4)
1:49.42 (1)