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Rowing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Single Sculls

Rowing at the 1900 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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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: FRA Hermann Barrelet
Silver: FRA André Gaudin
Bronze: GBR St George Ashe

Summary

Controversy occurred here in the first semi-final, when St George Ashe did not qualify. He was almost disqualified in the heats, when he rowed far out of his lane and interfered with Raymond Benoit. However, his victory was allowed to stand. Then, after not qualifying, Ashe protested that he should be permitted to advance to the final. It is difficult to tell exactly why, as no significant irregularities in the semi-final race are described in any of the journals. Hermann Barrelet and André Gaudin then protested, and refused to race if Ashe were included in the final. But Robert d'Heilly stated that he would race, nevertheless. Barrelet and Gaudin were eventually convinced to race against Ashe. Barrelet won easily, pulling steadily away from Gaudin. Ashe and d’Heilly were not factors. Louis Prével fell in the water and did not finish, but he protested, to no avail, that he had been interfered with.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Hermann Barrelet 20 France FRA Gold
2 André Gaudin France FRA Silver
3 St George Ashe 28 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Robert d'Heilly France FRA
AC r3/3 Louis Prével France FRA
3 h2 r2/3 Charles Delaporte 19 France FRA
4 h1 r2/3 Raymond Benoit France FRA
4 h2 r2/3 Pierre Ferlin France FRA
3 h1 r1/3 Édouard Dammann France FRA
3 h2 r1/3 Lardon France FRA
AC h3 r1/3 Maxime Piaggio France FRA DNF
AC h4 r1/3 Antonio Vela 28 Spain ESP DNF