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Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics


Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Regatta Centre
Dates 17 September–24 September
Competitors 547 from 51 nations

Rowing at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia. It featured 547 competitors (363 men and 184 women) from 51 nations taking part in 14 events.

The medals were split among 20 nations. Romania was the most successful nation, topping the medal table with three golds, all won in the women's events. Despite finishing second, Germany also dominated the medal table with six in overall. Great Britain and France, on the other hand, had a two-way tie for third place in the standings, with two golds and three in overall.

The men's rowing events became most notable for Great Britain's Steve Redgrave, who won his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal for the coxless four. He first won at Los Angeles in 1984, followed by gold medals in 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000, a record span of 16 years between his first and last gold medal. It was also his sixth overall Olympic medal, having won the bronze in 1988 for the coxed pair. At age 38, Redgrave also became the oldest male rower to win an Olympic gold medal, until he was surpassed by Australia's James Tomkins at the subsequent games. Tomkins, competing in his fourth games, won the bronze medal, and third medal overall for the men's coxless pair with his partner Matthew Long.

In the women's rowing events, Romania's Elisabeta Lipă won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal and fourth overall. Lipă, who was part of Romania's women's eight, won her first in Los Angeles in 1984, followed by gold medals in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. It was also her seventh overall, having won a silver and a bronze in 1988 and an additional silver in 1992. Germany's Kathrin Boron had won her first Olympic gold medal and third overall in the quadruple sculls, teaming up with her partner Jana Thieme.

The rowing events also depict some numerous dramatic races, as the single scull events became highly anticipated and closely contested. Ekaterina Karsten, the defending Olympic champion from Belarus, won a photo finish in the women's single sculls, over Bulgaria's Rumyana Neykova by one hundredths of a second. On the other hand, New Zealand's Rob Waddell, world champion (and world record holder in indoor rowing) beat defending Olympic champion Xeno Müller of Switzerland, along with Germany's Marcel Hacker and Canada's Derek Porter in a tough, close race.

Great Britain captured the gold medal in the men's eight for the first time since 1912, beating Australia by four fifths of a second.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Men's events 1.1
    • Women's events 1.2
  • Medal table 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
Double sculls
Quadruple sculls
 Italy (ITA)
Agostino Abbagnale
Alessio Sartori
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
 Netherlands (NED)
Jochem Verberne
Dirk Lippits
Diederik Simon
Michiel Bartman
 Germany (GER)
Marco Geisler
Andreas Hajek
Stephan Volkert
André Willms
Coxless pair
Coxless four
 Great Britain (GBR)
James Cracknell
Steve Redgrave
Tim Foster
Matthew Pinsent
 Italy (ITA)
Valter Molea
Riccardo Dei Rossi
Lorenzo Carboncini
Carlo Mornati
 Australia (AUS)
James Stewart
Ben Dodwell
Geoffrey Stewart
Bo Hanson
Coxed eight
 Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lindsay
Ben Hunt-Davis
Simon Dennis
Louis Attrill
Luka Grubor
Kieran West
Fred Scarlett
Steve Trapmore
Rowley Douglas
 Australia (AUS)
Christian Ryan
Alastair Gordon
Nick Porzig
Robert Jahrling
Mike McKay
Stuart Welch
Daniel Burke
Jaime Fernandez
Brett Hayman

Igor Francetić
Tihomir Franković
Tomislav Smoljanović
Nikša Skelin
Siniša Skelin
Krešimir Čuljak
Igor Boraska
Branimir Vujević
Silvijo Petriško
Lightweight double sculls
Lightweight coxless four

Laurent Porchier
Jean-Christophe Bette
Yves Hocdé
Xavier Dorfmann

Simon Burgess
Anthony Edwards
Darren Balmforth
Robert Richards

Søren Madsen
Thomas Ebert
Eskild Ebbesen
Victor Feddersen

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
Double sculls
Quadruple sculls

Meike Evers
Kerstin Kowalski
Manja Kowalski
Manuela Lutze

Guin Batten
Miriam Batten
Katherine Grainger
Gillian Lindsay

Oksana Dorodnova
Irina Fedotova
Yuliya Levina
Larisa Merk
Coxless pair
Coxed eight

Veronica Cochelea
Georgeta Damian
Maria Magdalena Dumitrache
Liliana Gafencu
Elena Georgescu
Doina Ignat
Elisabeta Lipă
Ioana Olteanu
Viorica Susanu

Tessa Appeldoorn
Carin ter Beek
Pieta van Dishoeck
Elien Meijer
Eeke van Nes
Nelleke Penninx
Martijntje Quik
Anneke Venema
Marieke Westerhof

Buffy Alexander
Laryssa Biesenthal
Heather Davis
Alison Korn
Theresa Luke
Heather McDermid
Emma Robinson
Lesley Thompson
Dorota Urbaniak
Lightweight double sculls

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Romania (ROU) 3 0 0 3
2  Germany (GER) 2 1 3 6
3  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 0 3
4  France (FRA) 2 0 1 3
5  Italy (ITA) 1 2 1 4
6 1 0 0 1
1 0 0 1
1 0 0 1
1 0 0 1
10 0 3 2 5
11 0 3 0 3
12 0 1 2 3
13 0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
16 0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1

See also


  • Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics
  • Rowing Results
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