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Rowing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Coxed Fours

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Seine, Courbevoie Bridge – Asnières Bridge, Paris
Date Started: August 25, 1900
Date Finished: August 26, 1900

Gold: GER Germany-2
FRA France-4
Silver: NED Netherlands
FRA France-2
Bronze: GER Germany-1
GER Germany-3

Summary

Originally, the winners of the heats, and the runner-up in heat four, which had four entrants, were to advance to the final. But the losers in heats two and three had posted faster times than the winners of heat one. The officials attempted to conduct another qualifying heat. However, they were unable to notify all the contestants. It was elected to let the heat winners and the three fastest losing boats compete in the final, giving a six-boat final. However, the course only was laid out for four boats, so the heat winners protested and refused to compete. The first final was held among the runner-up in heat two, and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in heat three. The result was not considered a valid championship so a second final was contested among the heat winners. Roubaix, which had won the first final, was eligible to compete in the second final and was offered the chance but declined. Both finals are usually considered to be Olympic championships.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Cercle de l'Aviron Roubaix-4 FRA Gold
1 Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg-2 GER Gold
2 Club Nautique de Lyon-2 FRA Silver
2 Minerva Amsterdam NED Silver
3 Favorite Hammonia-3 GER Bronze
3 Ludwigshafener Ruder Verein-1 GER Bronze
2 h1 r1/2 Réal-Club Barcelona ESP
3 h1 r1/2 Club Nautique de Français-1 FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Club Nautique de Dieppe-5 FRA
AC h2 r1/2 Societé Nautique de la Marne-3 FRA DNF