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Coxed Eights, Women

Date11 – 17 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationShunyi Aolinpike Shuishang Gongyuan, Mapo, Shunyi
Participants65 from 7 countries
Olympic Record 5:56.55 WR / United States USA / 15 August 2004
Olympic Record (1,000 m)2:59.80 / United States USA / 4 August 1984

As the winner of the event at the last two World Championships, the United States was the favored nation in the women’s coxed eights at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but they were certain to face a challenge from the Romanians, the defending Olympic champions, runners-up at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, and winners of the European Championships when they had been resurrected in 2007. Australia was another possible contender, having been World Champion in 2005 and bronze medalist in 2006. The Americans and the Romanians won their heats in the opening round, with the latter posting the fastest time. In the final, the Americans were dominant and took the gold medal with time to spare, but Romania had a much more difficult time staving off a challenge from the Netherlands, the 2005 World bronze medalists, who came from a distant fourth at the three-quarter mark to steal silver with only 0.03 seconds to spare, leaving the Romanians with bronze.

PosNrBoatNOCR1R1 RepFinal
1United StatesUSA6:06.53 (1 h1)6:05.34 (1 h1)Gold
Erin CafaroLindsay ShoopAnna GoodaleElle LoganAnna CumminsSusan FranciaCaroline LindCaryn DaviesMary Whipple
2NetherlandsNED6:07.41 (2 h2)6:11.58 (2 h1)6:07.22 (2 h1)Silver
Femke DekkerMarlies SmuldersNienke KingmaRoline Repelaer van DrielAnnemarieke van RumptHelen TangerSarah SiegelaarAnnemiek de HaanEster Workel
3RomaniaROU6:05.77 (1 h2)6:07.25 (3 h1)Bronze
Constanţa BurcicăViorica SusanuRodica ŞerbanEniko BarabasSimona Strimbeschi-MușatIoana PapucGeorgeta AndrunacheDoina IgnatElena Georgescu
4CanadaCAN6:12.68 (3 h1)6:10.50 (1 h1)6:08.04 (4 h1)
Heather MandoliAndréanne MorinSarah BonikowskyAshley BrzozowiczRomina StefancicBuffy WilliamsDarcy MarquardtJane RumballLesley Thompson-Willie
5Great BritainGBR6:08.68 (2 h1)6:12.10 (3 h1)6:13.74 (5 h1)
Carla AshfordBeth RodfordLouisa ReeveAlice FreemanNatasha PageSarah WincklessJess EddieKatie GrevesCaroline O'ConnorNatasha HowardAlison Knowles
6AustraliaAUS6:07.93 (3 h2)6:12.52 (4 h1)6:14.22 (6 h1)
Pauline FrascaBrooke PratleySally KehoeNatalie BaleElizabeth KellKate HornseySarah TaitSarah HeardElizabeth Patrick
7GermanyGER6:14.42 (4 h1)6:14.45 (5 h1)
Christina HenningsKatrin ReinertNina WengertNadine SchmutzlerLenka WechMaren DerlienNicole ZimmermannElke HiplerAnnina Ruppel

Round One (11 August 2008)

Winner of each heat advanced to final; all others to repêchage.

Heat One (14:50)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1United StatesUSA6:06.531:28.37 (1)
1:31.83 (1)
3:00.20 (1)
1:33.56 (1)
4:33.76 (1)
1:32.77 (3)
Q
Erin CafaroLindsay ShoopAnna GoodaleElle LoganAnna CumminsSusan FranciaCaroline LindCaryn DaviesMary Whipple
2Great BritainGBR6:08.681:30.67 (3)
1:32.36 (2)
3:03.03 (2)
1:33.65 (2)
4:36.68 (2)
1:32.00 (1)
Carla AshfordBeth RodfordNatasha PageNatasha HowardJess EddieSarah WincklessAlison KnowlesKatie GrevesCaroline O'Connor
3CanadaCAN6:12.681:31.71 (4)
1:34.49 (4)
3:06.20 (4)
1:33.80 (3)
4:40.00 (4)
1:32.68 (2)
Heather MandoliAndréanne MorinSarah BonikowskyAshley BrzozowiczRomina StefancicBuffy WilliamsDarcy MarquardtJane RumballLesley Thompson-Willie
4GermanyGER6:14.421:30.44 (2)
1:33.93 (3)
3:04.37 (3)
1:35.27 (4)
4:39.64 (3)
1:34.78 (4)
Christina HenningsKatrin ReinertNina WengertNadine SchmutzlerLenka WechMaren DerlienNicole ZimmermannElke HiplerAnnina Ruppel

Heat Two (15:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1RomaniaROU6:05.771:28.64 (1)
1:32.71 (1)
3:01.35 (1)
1:32.80 (1)
4:34.15 (1)
1:31.62 (3)
Q
Constanţa BurcicăViorica SusanuRodica ŞerbanEniko BarabasSimona Strimbeschi-MușatIoana PapucGeorgeta AndrunacheDoina IgnatElena Georgescu
2NetherlandsNED6:07.411:29.64 (2)
1:34.06 (3)
3:03.70 (2)
1:33.00 (2)
4:36.70 (2)
1:30.71 (1)
Femke DekkerMarlies SmuldersNienke KingmaRoline Repelaer van DrielAnnemarieke van RumptHelen TangerSarah SiegelaarAnnemiek de HaanEster Workel
3AustraliaAUS6:07.931:31.04 (3)
1:32.92 (2)
3:03.96 (3)
1:33.13 (3)
4:37.09 (3)
1:30.84 (2)
Pauline FrascaBrooke PratleySally KehoeNatalie BaleElizabeth KellKate HornseySarah TaitSarah HeardElizabeth Patrick

Round One Repêchage (13 August 2008)

Top four to A Final.

Heat One (17:40)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1CanadaCAN6:10.501:29.37 (2)
1:33.19 (2)
3:02.56 (1)
1:34.86 (1)
4:37.42 (1)
1:33.08 (4)
Q
Heather MandoliAndréanne MorinSarah BonikowskyAshley BrzozowiczRomina StefancicBuffy WilliamsDarcy MarquardtJane RumballLesley Thompson-Willie
2NetherlandsNED6:11.581:28.75 (1)
1:34.20 (3)
3:02.95 (2)
1:35.64 (4)
4:38.59 (2)
1:32.99 (3)
Q
Femke DekkerMarlies SmuldersNienke KingmaRoline Repelaer van DrielAnnemarieke van RumptHelen TangerSarah SiegelaarAnnemiek de HaanEster Workel
3Great BritainGBR6:12.101:31.70 (5)
1:32.19 (1)
3:03.89 (3)
1:35.59 (3)
4:39.48 (3)
1:32.62 (2)
Q
Carla AshfordBeth RodfordNatasha PageNatasha HowardJess EddieSarah WincklessAlison KnowlesKatie GrevesCaroline O'Connor
4AustraliaAUS6:12.521:30.88 (4)
1:34.26 (4)
3:05.14 (5)
1:35.23 (2)
4:40.37 (4)
1:32.15 (1)
Q
Pauline FrascaBrooke PratleySally KehoeNatalie BaleElizabeth KellKate HornseySarah TaitSarah HeardElizabeth Patrick
5GermanyGER6:14.451:30.20 (3)
1:34.32 (5)
3:04.52 (4)
1:36.05 (5)
4:40.57 (5)
1:33.88 (5)
Christina HenningsKatrin ReinertNina WengertNadine SchmutzlerLenka WechMaren DerlienNicole ZimmermannElke HiplerAnnina Ruppel

Final Round (17 August 2008)

A Final (17:10)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime500 m1,000 m1,500 m
1United StatesUSA6:05.341:29.04 (1)
1:32.28 (1)
3:01.32 (1)
1:32.56 (2)
4:33.88 (1)
1:31.46 (4)
Erin CafaroLindsay ShoopAnna GoodaleElle LoganAnna CumminsSusan FranciaCaroline LindCaryn DaviesMary Whipple
2NetherlandsNED6:07.221:30.62 (4)
1:34.33 (4)
3:04.95 (4)
1:33.64 (4)
4:38.59 (4)
1:28.63 (1)
Femke DekkerMarlies SmuldersNienke KingmaRoline Repelaer van DrielAnnemarieke van RumptHelen TangerSarah SiegelaarAnnemiek de HaanEster Workel
3RomaniaROU6:07.251:30.02 (3)
1:33.08 (2)
3:03.10 (2)
1:32.83 (3)
4:35.93 (2)
1:31.32 (3)
Constanţa BurcicăViorica SusanuRodica ŞerbanEniko BarabasSimona Strimbeschi-MușatIoana PapucGeorgeta AndrunacheDoina IgnatElena Georgescu
4CanadaCAN6:08.041:29.77 (2)
1:34.92 (6)
3:04.69 (3)
1:32.09 (1)
4:36.78 (3)
1:31.26 (2)
Heather MandoliAndréanne MorinSarah BonikowskyAshley BrzozowiczRomina StefancicBuffy WilliamsDarcy MarquardtJane RumballLesley Thompson-Willie
5Great BritainGBR6:13.741:32.02 (6)
1:33.19 (3)
3:05.21 (5)
1:34.67 (5)
4:39.88 (5)
1:33.86 (6)
Carla AshfordBeth RodfordLouisa ReeveAlice FreemanNatasha PageSarah WincklessJess EddieKatie GrevesCaroline O'Connor
6AustraliaAUS6:14.221:31.74 (5)
1:34.74 (5)
3:06.48 (6)
1:34.80 (6)
4:41.28 (6)
1:32.94 (5)
Pauline FrascaBrooke PratleySally KehoeNatalie BaleElizabeth KellKate HornseySarah TaitSarah HeardElizabeth Patrick