Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games 14 competitions were held in rowing, six for women and eight for men. Each NOK was allowed to send a maximum of one boat per contest at the start, if you look at various qualification courses in 2007 and 2008 could win a quota place. Main qualifying competition were the 2007 world championships ( World Cup ) in Munich.

  • 2.1 Men 2.1.1 One
  • 2.1.2 two coxless
  • 2.1.3 Double Sculls
  • 2.1.4 coxless four
  • 2.1.5 sculls
  • 2.1.6 roller
  • 2.1.7 Lightweight Double Sculls
  • 2.1.8 Lightweight coxless four
  • 2.2.1 One
  • 2.2.2 pairs without coxswain
  • 2.2.3 Double Sculls
  • 2.2.4 sculls
  • 2.2.5 roller
  • 2.2.6 Lightweight Double Sculls


For participation in the Olympic Rowing Regatta 2008 qualification was necessary, which could be achieved at various international rowing regattas in advance. In this case, the regular qualification path starting places for 544 participants in 200 boats and 14 boat classes were provided in the course. In addition, two places in one of the men and women were provided for the host nation for the case that this would not in any boat class regularly qualified, as well as starting places for four by the International Rowing Federation invitees.

The main qualifying competition were the World Rowing Championships in 2007 at the Rowing Course in Munich. Other launch sites were in continental races in Africa, Asia and Latin America to be fought, as well as an international qualification in the framework of the Rowing World Cup regatta in 2008 by Lake Malta in Poznan.

Each NOK could just register a boat in each boat class in which the qualification was obtained. However, individual rowers were in more than one class of boat launch (double start), what has been done by six athletes also. In the case of a qualification in all 14 boat classes so could a maximum of 28 men and 20 women per nation participate (each including a control man / woman a control ).

Qualifying competitions with number of quota places

In addition, starting places were awarded by the International Rowing Federation:

  • Two launch sites in one of the men and women for the host nation China in the event that no Chinese boat would have qualified. Since this case has not occurred, teams are nachgerückt from other nations.
  • Four participants by regular invitation by the International Rowing Federation.
  • Four participants by invitation by the International Rowing Federation because of exemptions in the qualification rules.

Won quota places

Comments on the table:

The area reserved for the host starting places were awarded for the qualification of the People's Republic of China in 11 boat classes to other nations. For Spain Nuria Domínguez was allowed to start in one of the women of Greece Ioannis Christou went in the men's single sculls at the start.

The four invited by the International Rowing Federation participants were Norberto Bernárdez for Honduras and Mathias Raymond for Monaco each in the men's single sculls and Hamzah Al- Hilfi and Haider Nawzad for Iraq in the men's double sculls.

By invitation of the men's double sculls from Bulgaria with Iwo Jana Jana Martin Kiev and Kiev and the lightweight double sculls of men from Canada with Douglas Vandor and Cameron Sylvester could start.

Olympic Regatta

There are in each boat class the first eight places with the final maturity listed because they have obtained an Olympic Diploma. The A final was occupied each with six boats, which is why the courts have been achieved 7 and 8 in the B-final ( marking ( B ) after the end of their term ).


Date: August 16, 2008, 15:50 Clock

Two coxless

Date: August 16, 2008, 16:30 Clock

Double Sculls

Date: August 16, 2008, 17:10 Clock

Coxless four

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Lightweight double sculls

Date: August 17, 2008, 15:50 Clock

Lightweight coxless four

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Date: August 16, 2008, 15:30 Clock

Two without coxswain

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Double Sculls

Date: August 16, 2008, 16:50 Clock


Date: August 17, 2008, 16:30 Clock


Date: August 17, 2008, 17:10 Clock The German women's eight has not have to row in the B-final, as in the women's eight participating only seven teams and the seventh place so that it was clear even without the finals.

Lightweight double sculls

Date: August 17, 2008, 15:30 Clock

Medal rowing