Rio 2016: Rowing recap day three

Rio 2016: Rowing recap day three

Day three of the Rowing had a packed schedule. Heats and Repechages took place with yesterday's events taking place. This article gives a round-up of the day's action.

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High winds on Sunday meant the Rowing at the Lagoa Stadium in Rio were initially postponed for two hours due to the high winds, but the weather did not get better and the races were called off.

All of the races that were due to take place on Sunday took place today on Monday. This article gives you a roundup of the Rowing Heats and Repechage that took place.   

Men's Quadruple Sculls

The first event to take place on the Third day of the Olympic Games were the Men's Quadruple Sculls Repechage. 

With only two places up for grabs in the Repechage, six countries battled it out to make the final. 

Germany was the outstanding team of the day winning the Repechage in a time of 5:51:43 ahead of Great Britain in second who also qualified for the finals in 5:53:10.   

Philipp Wende, Lauritz Schoof, Karl Schulze and Hans Gruhne of Germany compete in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Repechage 1 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Philipp Wende, Lauritz Schoof, Karl Schulze and Hans Gruhne of Germany compete in the Men's Quadruple Sculls Repechage 1 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Women's Quadruple Sculls

It was the turn of the Women's Quadruple Sculls Repechage. Five countries were involved in this race wth four  available places up for grabs. 

In a tightly contested race, The Netherlands came out on top 6:24:61 followed by Poland 6:25:49. China and the USA were the other two countries to progress to the final with  Australia bowing out just six-tenth of a second slower than the United States.

Netherlands' Carline Bouw, Netherlands' Inge Janssen, Netherlands' Nicole Beukers and Netherlands' Chantal Achterberg row during the Women's Quadruple Sculls (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)
Netherlands' Carline Bouw, Netherlands' Inge Janssen, Netherlands' Nicole Beukers and Netherlands' Chantal Achterberg row during the Women's Quadruple Sculls (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)

Women's Coxed Eight

In the opening heats, the USA ran away with the race finishing eight minutes faster than the Netherlands to progress to the final.

The second heat was much closer, however, Great Britain still finished three minutes faster than their opponents New Zealand in second place. 

Canada, New Zealand, Romania and Australia will battle it out in the Repechage for a place in the final. 

USA's Emily Regan, Kerry Simmonds, Amanda Polk, Lauren Schmetterling, Tessa Gobbo, Meghan Musnicki, Eleanor Logan, Amanda Elmore and Katelin Snyder row during the Women's Eight (Photo: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images)
USA's Emily Regan, Kerry Simmonds, Amanda Polk, Lauren Schmetterling, Tessa Gobbo, Meghan Musnicki, Eleanor Logan, Amanda Elmore and Katelin Snyder row during the Women's Eight (Photo: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images)

Men's Coxed Eight

In the Men's Coxed Eight race Great Britain were the fastest winners of the day as they won the first heat and advanced to the semifinals where they will be joined by Germany who won their second heat by two minutes. 

Five teams - New Zealand, Netherland, USA, Poland, and Italy will need a Repechage to determine the final two places in the final.

Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Andrew Hodge, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Matt Langridge, William Satch and Phelan Hill of Great Britain compete in the Men's Eight Heat one (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Andrew Hodge, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Matt Langridge, William Satch and Phelan Hill of Great Britain compete in the Men's Eight Heat one (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Men's Singles Sculls

In the Singles Sculls, South Korea's Dongyong Kim was the fastest winner of the Repechages winning the second race in 7:12:96 ahead of Iraq's Mohammed Al-Khafaji

In the third race, Lithuania's Armandas Kelmelis advanced to the quarterfinals with Uzbekistan's Shakhboz Kholmurzaev in second.

The slowest of the three races came in the opening race. Sid Boudina of Algeria was the winner five minutes ahead of Renzo Leon Garcia of Peru. 

Kim Dongyong of Korea competes in the Men's Single Sculls Repechage 2 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Kim Dongyong of Korea competes in the Men's Single Sculls Repechage 2 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Women's Single Sculls

The third Repechage was by far the quickest of the three with Anna Malvina Svennung posting the fastest score of 7:46:35 with Paraguay's Gabriela Mosqueira Benitez coming second.  Both women going through to the quarterfinal stage. 

Kim-Ye JI of South Korea won the second Repechage in a time of 7:59:59 to put her in second in the overall standings. Lucia Palermo came close in second posting a time of 8:00:59. 

Amina Rouba and Felice Chow were the two women to come through the opening Repechage in a slow race. Rouba finished first with a time of 8:04:21 while Chow came second in 8:04:91. 

Sweden's Anna Malvina Svennung competes in the Women's Single Sculls rowing competition (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)
Sweden's Anna Malvina Svennung competes in the Women's Single Sculls rowing competition (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)

Men's Coxless pair

In the Men's Coxless pair, Netherlands, Serbia and USA advanced to the semifinals. The Netherlands will join the Semifinal A/B one with the USA while Serbia will join the Semifinal A/B two race. 

Netherlands will join Italy, Australia, France, Romania and the US in the first semifinal with Serbia in the second A/B race with the Czech Republic, South Africa, New Zealand, Great Britain and Hungary. 

Netherlands' Roel Braas (L) and Netherlands' Mitchel Steenman (R) row during the Men's Pair rowing competition (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)
Netherlands' Roel Braas (L) and Netherlands' Mitchel Steenman (R) row during the Men's Pair rowing competition (Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images)

Women's Doubles sculls

With only one Repechage, there were three semifinal places up for grabs with four pairs in this race. 

Germany's Mareike Adams and Marie-Catherine Arnold were the winners ahead of Ellen Tomek and Meghan O'Leary of the USA. The first two places were tightly contested with the Germans coming away on top with a time of 7:00:54 followed by the Americans 7:00:60. Three minutes behind and also qualifying were the Czech pair of Kristyna Fleissnerova and Lenka Antosova posting a time of 7:03:68. 

Ronja Sturm of Germany and Marie-Louise Drager of Germany compete during the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Heat 4 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Ronja Sturm of Germany and Marie-Louise Drager of Germany compete during the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Heat 4 (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Men's Doubles Sculls

The Men's race was won by Great Britain's Jonathan Walton and John Collins in 6:19:50 ahead of Bulgaria and Serbia who also qualified for the semifinals. 

The British and Bulgarians will join the semifinal one race while Serbia will join the semifinal A/B two race. 

Jonathan Walton, left, and John Collins of Great Britain in action during the Men's Double Sculls repechage (Photo: Brendan Moran/Getty Images)
Jonathan Walton, left, and John Collins of Great Britain in action during the Men's Double Sculls repechage (Photo: Brendan Moran/Getty Images)

Men's coxless lightweight four

In the Men's coxless lightweight four race, France came away with the win on the Repechage with Germany and Czech Republic coming in second and third. 

The French team won in a time of 6:01:18 with Germany coming in second at 6:03:29 will be in the semifinal A/B one race with the Czech Republic contesting the semifinal A/B two race went a minute slower in 6:04:30. 

Women's lightweight double sculls

In one of the races re-scheduled for today, the women began their heats with four to be contested. 

The fastest winner of the four heats were the Netherlands who came away from the second heat in a time of 6:57:28 ahead of New Zealand who languished behind in 7:02:01 to qualify. 

China who went in heat one was second fastest in a tightly contested race. The Chinese won the first race in 7:00:13 with Denmark coming second in 7:01:84. Katherine Copeland the champion from London 2012 finished in last place with Charlotte Taylor. 

The third heat was won by South Africa with Ireland coming second. In the final heat, Canada and Poland both progressed to the semifinals.  

Men's lightweight doubles sculls

In the Men's race, South Africa's pair of James Thompson and John Smith was the fastest winners of the day winning the fourth heat in a time of 6:23:10. Ireland's brothers Gary Donovan and Paul Donovan won the opening heat in 6:23:72 ahead of Italy. 

The second heat was won by Norway with the USA coming in second. The third heat saw the French favourites Jeremie Azou and Pierre Houin dominate the race in 6:24:62 ahead of Poland's Artur Mikolajczewski and Milosz Jankowski 6:27:70. 

Women's coxless pair

The 2012 London Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning without a surprise came away with the fastest time. They clocked 7:05:05 in heat one with Denmark coming second and Germany third. 

The USA was second fastest in the last heat with the Spain and Poland also coming through. In the second heat, New Zealand cruised to victory with South Africa and China joining them in the semifinals.

elen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain in action during the Women's Pair Repechage one (Photo: Paul Hilham/Getty Images)
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain in action during the Women's Pair Heats (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Men's coxless four

Australia set out a marker by setting the fastest time of 5:54:84. They were in the first heat and won ahead of Germany and Netherlands who also qualified for the semifinal

Great Britain the London 2012 Gold medalists had the second fastest time in their final heat with 5:55:59 with Greece and France coming in second and third. 

In the second heat, Italy came through ahead of Canada and the USA.

 William Lockwood of Australia, Joshua Dunkley-Smith of Australia, Joshua Booth of Australia and Alexander Hill of Australia compete during the Men's Four Heat one (Photo: Matthias Hingst/Getty Images)
William Lockwood, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth and Alexander Hill of Australia compete during the Men's Four Heat one (Photo: Matthias Hingst/Getty Images)
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