Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed fours

Rowing At The 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's Coxed Fours

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Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed fours

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The men's coxed fours was a rowing event held as part of the Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which had been held at the 1900 Summer Olympics but had been replaced by coxless fours at the 1904 and 1908 Games. The standard coxed fours event allowed for outriggers, while another event was held in 1912 for boats with inriggers. The competition was held from Wednesday, July 17, 1912 to Friday, July 19, 1912.

Fifty six rowers from nine nations competed. Germany replaced their coxswain, maybe the Danish Polyteknisk replaced a rower, but this possible change is not counted.

Starting List

The following boats and/or rowing clubs participated:

  • Ruderverein Germania, Leibnitz (other sources report Leitmeritz)
  • Royal Club Nautique de Grand
  • København Roklubb
  • Polyteknisk Roklub
  • Helsingfors R. K.
  • Société Nautique de Bayonne
  • Ludwigshafener Ruderverein
  • Thames R. C.
  • Christiania Roklub
  • Studenternes Roklub
  • Vaxholm Roddklubb



All heats were held on Wednesday, July 17.

Heat 1: 6.20 p.m. The Danish boat raced without opponent.

Heat 2: 6.40 p.m. For a long time the two boats kept side by side, both crews rowing in good style, the Frenchman at 38-32, the Finns at 40-32. During the last 500 metres, however, the last named crew went away from its opponents, which seemed unable to make any effective spurt.

Heat 3: 7 p.m. The Norwegian crew took the lead with much resolution, rowing in excellent style with a...
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