Rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

At the Olympic Games 2012 14 competitions from July 28 to August 4, 2012 at Dorney Lake near the towns of Windsor and Eton discharged in rowing, six for women and eight for men. The competition program is identical to that in Beijing 2008. Olympian races are extended over a distance of 2000 meters.

  • 3.1 One
  • 3.2 pairs without coxswain
  • 3.3 Double Sculls
  • 3.4 coxless four
  • 3.5 sculls
  • 3.6 roller
  • 3.7 lightweight double sculls
  • 3.8 Lightweight coxless four
  • 4.1 One
  • 4.2 pairs without coxswain
  • 4.3 Double Sculls
  • 4.4 sculls
  • 4.5 roller
  • 4.6 lightweight double sculls

Competitions and schedule


Qualification criteria

A total of 550 athletes took part in the competitions, 197 women and 353 men. Two quota places were reserved for the host, if there are no boats in the host country have regularly qualified. Four more quota places awarded the International Rowing Federation FISA after the completion of the qualifying phase by invitation. Each country was allowed with appropriate qualifications nominate a boat in each boat class and thus use up to 20 women and 28 men. Main qualifying competition was the 2011 World Championships in Bled.

The women were given the nine best one, the best eight pairs, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, the seven best sculls and the five best rollercoaster in the world championships quota places for the Olympic regatta. More quota places were awarded in continental regattas NOCs from Africa, Asia and Latin America in the boat classes One and lightweight double sculls. Finally (only one quota place, one three sculls ) were awarded in an international qualifying race per boat class two quota places. Here NOCs were allowed to participate only in the boat classes in which they still could not reach a quota place. For men, each boat class received at the World Championships the first eleven boats quota places for their NOK, only the aft only seven quota places were awarded. In continental races for Africa, Asia and Latin America, then more quota places were awarded one and lighter double sculls at the boat classes. Similar to the qualification of the women then two quota places per boat class were awarded ( aft only one quota place, one of three) in an international regatta again.

The quota places that were reserved for the host, were ultimately awarded also at the final qualification regatta, so that each one four were able to secure their right to start.

Qualifying competitions with number of quota places

Won quota places

The FISA awarded in May 2012 four quota places by invitation. For One of the women of Paraguay and Myanmar was selected for the One of the men Monaco and Niger.

Information on the ranking

  • Only the first eight places are each listed because they have obtained an Olympic Diploma
  • The A final was occupied each with six boats, which is why the places 7 and 8 are from the B-final. These are referred to as a (B).
  • The number in brackets behind the athlete / the athlete returns the position of the boat on: (S): batsman / woman, (B): bowman / woman, (C): control / f, (2-7 ) are other positions in a rowing boat, with the batsman / impact wife always has the highest number. When one is omitted the description.

Results Men


Final: August 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 clock

Two coxless

Final: August 3, 2012 10:20 clock

Double Sculls

Final: August 2, 2012, 9:50 Clock

The German men's double sculls with Eric Knittel and Stephan Krueger reached the 9th place.

Coxless four

Final: August 4th, 2012 at 10:30 clock


Final: August 3, 2012 10:10 clock

The Swiss men's quadruple sculls with Florian Stofer, Nico Stahlberg, Andre Vonarburg and Augustin Maillefer reached the 12th place.


Final: August 1st, 2012 at 10:30 clock

Lightweight double sculls

Final: August 4, 2012 9:40 clock

Lightweight coxless four

Final: August 2, 2012, 10:00 Clock

The German team with Bastian Seibt, Lars Wichert, Jochen Kuehner and Martin Kuehner reached # 9

Results Women


Final: August 4th, 2012 at 9:30 clock

The German starter Marie -Louise Draeger reached number 11 with a time of 8:11,71.

Two without coxswain

Final: August 1, 2012 10:10 clock

Double Sculls

Final: August 3rd, 2012 at 10:30 clock

The German Starter Tina Manker and Stephanie Schiller reached 9th place with a time of 7:33,32.


Final: August 1, 2012 10:20 clock


Final: August 2, 2012, 12:30 Clock

The German women - Aft with Ronja Schuette, Julia Lepke, Daniela Schultze, Kathrin Thiem, Ulrike Senne forest, Nadja Drygalla, Kathrin Marchand, Constanze Siering and Stf. Laura Schwensen not reached the last boat of the repechage only team in the final.

Lightweight double sculls

Final: August 4, 2012, 10:00 Clock

Medal Tally