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Rowing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Double Sculls

Rowing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Lagoa Stadium, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 11, 2016

Gold: CRO Croatia
Silver: LTU Lithuania
Bronze: NOR Norway

Summary

Defending Olympic champions in the Men’s Double Sculls [Nathan Cohen] and [Joseph Sullivan] of New Zealand had both retired prior to Rio and the nation’s only World Champion podium finish since 2012 had been [Robbie Manson] and [Chris Harris’] third in 2015. Croatian brothers [Martin] and [Valent Sinković] were the new duo to beat, having won the and 2014 and 2015 World and 2016 European Championships, while Lithuania’s [Saulius Ritter], partnered in Rio with [Mindaugas Griškonis], could boast the 2011 and 2013 European titles, silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 World and 2013 European Championships, and a third-place finish at the 2016 Europeans.

It was these three nations that won the preliminary heats, with Croatia and Lithuania taking their respective semifinals. New Zealand, meanwhile, finished a distant fourth in Croatia’s semifinal and was relegated to Final B. In Final A, Croatia held off Lithuania’s challenge to capture gold, while Norway’s [Kjetil Borch], a 2013 World Champion, and [Olaf Tufte], a six-time Olympian and twice Olympic Champion in the single sculls, took bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Croatia CRO Gold
2 Lithuania LTU Silver
3 Norway NOR Bronze
4 Italy ITA
5 Great Britain GBR
6 France FRA
7 Australia AUS
8 Germany GER
9 Bulgaria BUL
10 Serbia SRB
11 New Zealand NZL
12 Azerbaijan AZE
13 Cuba CUB