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Men's Eight (M8+)

2000 Olympic Games

 

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Pre-Olympic Summary

August 13, 2000 -- The United States, with three straight World Championships and its 1999 boat intact, comes to Sydney as the favorite for the gold medal. The USA has not raced this year, but in the third leg of the World Cup in Lucerne, a pick-up combination eight from the USA men's coxless four, coxless pair and two spares, placed a credible 3rd behind Great Britain and Australia. Great Britain, which led the US with 500 meters to go at the 1999 Worlds and eventually placed 2nd, looks to be in good shape to challenge for the gold this year. Great Britain has two first and one second place finishes in World Cup racing. Australia, 7th at the 1999 Worlds, has come on strong this year, defeating Great Britain at Henley and finishing 2nd in its two World Cup appearances. Russia, 3rd at 1999 Worlds, has struggled with 6th and 7th place finishes at the World Cup, and Germany, forever a contender for Olympic gold, has been eliminated entirely from Olympic competition for the first time ever.

World and Olympic Championship Histories

Nation 2000 Place 1999 Place '99 Rowers in '00 Boat

Avg. Place in Prev Events

# Prev Events Total medals Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals
USA 5 1 7 2.8 33 24 21 - 3
GBR 1 2 7 5.7 27 7 - 6 1
RUS 9 3 7 4.3 54 27 5 10 12
ROM 6 4 7 4.4 60 30 5 11 14
NED 8 5 5 5.0 33 11 4 6 1
ITA 4 6 4 4.9 33 11 6 2 3
AUS 2 7 6 5.3 37 9 6 1 2
CAN 7 8 4 7.9 17 - - - -
CRO 3 9 4 8.7 29 5 2 3 -
Total 323 124 49 39 36

To see detailed Olympic and World Championship histories for the rowers in any of these crews, click on that crew's abbreviation.

 

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