Womens' Quadruple Scull (W4X)
2004 Athens Olympic Games
August 1422, 2004
Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre
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News
The IOC announced that Olena Olefirenko, Ukraine, tested positive for Ethamivan, a prohibited stimulant, after placing third in the Women's quadruple sculls event. The Ukraine crew was disqualified from this event and their bronze medals withdrawn.
Preview
Australia's gold medalist from last year face a daunting challenge from a bolstered German quad that seems to know nothing but gold. Germany has made big moves to improve on her uncharacteristic 3rd place in 2003. Boron of Germany has forsaken her 2nd place finish in last year's double sculls and adds her history of 11 gold medals to this year's quad for Germany. Not to be overlooked is Belarus with two changes to her boat. Russia's biggest medal hope for these Games rests with her quad, 3rd last year, but her 2004 fortunes are difficult to assess due to Russia's significant makeover lineup with 3 of the 4 seats changing this year. Great Britain's 4th place quad from last year returns intact hoping to pass the reconstituted quad from Belarus for bronze or better.
Final A PreRace Analysis
Australia's defending gold medalists from last year have run third in both their heat behind Germany and Estonia, and their Repechage behind Russia and the Ukraine, and do not appear likely to repeat for the Gold medal in Athens. The favorites for the gold now look like Germany and Great Britain, with the edge to Germany for the following reasons. Great Britain and Germany's splits for the first three 500 meter intervals in their respective heats (which each won) were always within virtually a second or less of each other. So do not expect big moves by either against the other until they pass the 1000 meter mark. Though Great Britain's 1500 meter time in her heat is faster than Germany's, Russia was pressing Great Britain (in fact led Great Britain at the first 500 meter interval mark), and Germany led wire to wire in its heat, and enjoyed a comfortable 2.5 second lead over the USA at the halfway mark. That, couple with Germany's addition of Boron to the German quad this year gives a slight edge to Germany for the gold, with a silver for Great Britain. The scramble will then be on for the bronze between Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the United States. In their repechage, all racing each other, they finished in that order, but the first three (RUS, UKR and AUS) finished within 1.5 seconds of each other, but give the nod to Russia which led in that repechage race wire to wire.
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(UKR was disqualified in Final A)
Biographies
GERMANY  
Kathrin  Boron  1989  4x  1st 
1990  2x  1st  
1991  2x  1st  
1992  2x  1st  
1993  2x  2nd  
1994  1x  2nd  
1995  1x  4th  
1996  4x  1st  
1997  2x  1st  
1997  4x  1st  
1998  4x  1st  
1999  2x  1st  
2000  2x  1st  
2001  2x  1st  
2003  2x  2nd  
Mieke  Evers  1996  1x  13th 
1999  4x  1st  
Manuela  Lutze  1996  2x  5th 
1997  4x  1st  
1998  4x  1st  
1999  4x  1st  
2000  4x  1st  
2001  4x  1st  
2002  4x  1st  
2003  4x  3rd  
Kerstin  El Qualqili (Kowalski)  1999  4x  1st 
2000  4x  1st  
2001  2x  1st  
2002  4x  1st  
2003  4x  3rd  
UKRAINE  Back ^  
Olena  Ronzhyna  1993  8+  7th 
(Morozova ?)  1994  4x  3rd  
1995  4x  10th  
1996  4x  2nd  
1997  4x  3rd  
1998  4x  7th  
1999  4x  2nd  
2000  4x  4th  
2002  4x  6th  
2003  4x  5th  
Yana  Dementyeva  2003  4x  5th 
Elena  Olefirenko  2003  4x  5th 
Tetyana  Kolesnikov  1995  8+  11th 
1997  2x  10th  
1999  2x  Rep(elim)  
2001  4x  6th  
2002  4x  6th  
2003  4x  5th  
BELARUS  Back ^  
Maryia  Brel  2001  8+  5th 
Tatsiana  Marelik  2001  8+  5th 
Volha  Berazniova  1998  2x  12th 
1999  4x  8th  
2001  2x  3rd  
2002  4x  3rd  
2003  4x  2nd  
Maryia  Varona  2000  8+  4th 
2001  8+  5th  
2002  4x  3rd  
2003  4x  2nd  
AUSTRALIA  Back ^  
Rebecca  Sattin  2001  8+  1st 
2002  8+  2nd  
2003  8+  4th  
Dana  Faletic  2001  2x  8th 
2002  4x  4th  
2003  4x  1st  
Kerry  Hore  2003  4x  1st 
Amber  Bradley  1999  4x  11th 
2001  4x  3rd  
2002  4x  4th  
2003  4x  1st  
GREAT BRITAIN  Back ^  
Alison  Mowbray  1998  4x  11th 
1999  1x  11th  
2000  1x  10th  
2001  4x  5th  
2002  4x  5th  
2003  4x  4th  
Deborah  Flood  2001  2x  7th 
2002  2x  4th  
2003  2x  4th  
Frances  Houghton  2000  2x  9th 
2001  2x  7th  
2002  2x  4th  
2003  4x  4th  
Rebecca  Romero  2002  4x  5th 
2003  2x  4th  
UNITED STATES  Back ^  
Michelle  Gurette  2001  4  4th 
2003  8+  5th  
Hilary  Gehman  1999  4x  4th 
2000  4x  5th  
2001  4x  3rd  
2002  4x  7th  
2003  4x  6th  
Kelly  Salchow  2002  4x  8th 
2003  4x  6th  
Danika  HarisHolbrook  2002  4x  7th 
2003  4x  6th  
DENMARK  Back ^  
Dorothe  Pedersen  2002  4x  3rd 
2003  4x  7th  
Sara  Lauritzen  2001  2x  10th 
2002  4x  3rd  
2003  4x  7th  
Christina  Rindom  2001  2x  10th 
2003  4x  7th  
Majbrit  Nielsen  2002  4x  3rd 
2003  4x  7th  
RUSSIA  Back ^  
Larisa  Merk  1995  4x  6th 
1996  4x  7th  
1997  4x  4th  
1998  4x  2nd  
1999  4x  3rd  
2000  4x  3rd  
2001  2x  4th  
2002  2x  2nd  
2003  2x  3rd  
Yulya  Levina  1997  1x  8th 
1998  4x  2nd  
1999  4x  3rd  
2000  4x  3rd  
2001  1x  2nd  
2002  1x  6th  
2003  1x  6th  
Oksana  Dorodnova  1993  4x  5th 
1994  4x  5th  
1995  2x  1st  
1996  4x  7th  
1997  4x  7th  
1998  4x  2nd  
1999  4x  3rd  
2000  4x  3rd  
2003  4x  8th  
Anna  Sergeyeva  1997  8+  7th 
1998  8+  10th  
2002  4x  9th 
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