Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

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Men's double sculls
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Venue Sloten
Competitors 20 from 10 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svgUS flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine
Silver medal icon.svgCanadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
Joseph Wright, Jack Guest
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Austria.svg  Austria
Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl
  1924
1932  

The men's double sculls event was part of the rowing programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. It was one of seven rowing events for men and was the fourth appearance of the event. [1]

Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics rowing regatta

Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics featured seven events, for men only. The competitions were held from 2 to 10 August.

1928 Summer Olympics games of the IX Olympiad, celebrated in Amsterdam in 1928

The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from 28 July to 12 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but was obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp in Belgium for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris for the 1924 Games.

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Results

Source: Official results; [2] De Wael [3]

Round 1

Winners advanced to the second round. Losers competed in the first repechage.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Horst Hoeck, Gerhard Voigt Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany 8:02.2Q2
2 A. Houpelyne, Achille Menge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8:05.6R1
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 7:46.8Q2
2 Rudolf Bosshard, Maurice Rieder Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 8:02.0R1
Heat 3
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 7:48.2Q2
2 Han Cox, Constant Pieterse Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7:54.8R1
Heat 4
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 7:55.8Q2
2 Humphrey Boardman, Denis Guye Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 8:00.8R1
Heat 5
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Paul Robineau, Maurice Caplain Flag of France.svg  France 8:03.6Q2
2 Antonio Tuzi, Mario Melchiori Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy 8:10.4R1

Repechage 1

Winners advanced to the second round, but were ineligible for a second repechage if they lost there. Losers were eliminated.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Han Cox, Constant Pieterse Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7:59.8Q2
2 Antonio Tuzi, Mario Melchiori Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy 8:10.4elim.
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Humphrey Boardman, Denis Guye Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 8:00.8Q2
2 A. Houpelyne, Achille Menge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 7:56.6elim.
Heat 3
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Rudolf Bosshard, Maurice Rieder Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 7:52.8Q2

Round 2

Winners advanced to the third round. Losers competed in the second repechage, if they had advanced by winning in the first round, or were eliminated if they had advanced through the first repechage.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Rudolf Bosshard, Maurice Rieder Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 6:55.8Q3
2 Paul Robineau, Maurice Caplain Flag of France.svg  France 7:01.4R2
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 6:48.4Q3
2 Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6:55.6R2
Heat 3
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Horst Hoeck, Gerhard Voigt Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany 6:54.4Q3
2 Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 6:58.6R2
Heat 4
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Han Cox, Constant Pieterse Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6:55.8Q3
2 Humphrey Boardman, Denis Guye Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 6:59.2elim.

Repechage 2

Winners advanced to the third round, while losers were eliminated.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 7:21.8Q3
2 Paul Robineau, Maurice Caplain Flag of France.svg  France 7:30.8elim.
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 7:32.6Q3

Round 3

The competition became single-elimination from this point, with losers being eliminated even if they had not previously had to advance through a repechage.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 6:43.8Q
2 Rudolf Bosshard, Maurice Rieder Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 6:53.4elim.
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 6:42.2Q
2 Horst Hoeck, Gerhard Voigt Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany 6:48.2elim.
Heat 3
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6:46.4Q
2 Han Cox, Constant Pieterse Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6:52.8elim.

Semifinals

Canada had a bye and advanced to the gold medal final along with the winner of the only semifinal (the United States), with the loser (Austria) taking bronze.

Heat 1
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 6:58.0Q
Heat 2
RankRowersNationTimeQual.
1 Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 6:45.2Q
2 (Bronze medal icon.svg) Leo Losert, Viktor Flessl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6:48.8

Finals

Gold medal final
RankRowersNationTime
Gold medal icon.svg Paul Costello, Charles McIlvaine US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 6:41.4
Silver medal icon.svg Joseph Wright, Jack Guest Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada 6:51.0

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