Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's eight

Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's eight

Infobox Olympic event
event = Men's eight
games = 2008 Summer

caption =
venue = Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
dates = August 11 Heats
August 12 Repechage
August 16 Final B
August 17 Final A
competitors = 72
nations = 8
gold = flagIOC|CAN|2008 Summer Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Andrew Byrnes, Jake Wetzel, Malcolm Howard, Dominic Sieterle, Adam Kreek, Kyle Hamilton, Brian Price
silver = flagIOC|GBR|2008 Summer Alex Partridge, Tom Stallard, Tom Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matthew Langridge, Colin Smith, Acer Nethercott
bronze = flagIOC|USA|2008 Summer Beau Hoopman, Matt Schnobrich, Micah Boyd, Wyatt Allen, Dan Walsh, Steven Coppola, Josh Inman, Brian Volpenhein, Marcus McElhenney

The men's eight (M8+) competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 11 to August 17 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. Seven of nine national teams returned from the men's eight competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics to compete again, joined by the host nation.

The 2008 Summer Olympics M8+ rowing competition consisted of eight teams, split into two four-team heats. Each team fielded a boat crewed by eight rowers and a coxswain. Each rower used a single oar, with four oars on each side of the boat. The winner of each heat qualified for the "Final A" (or Medal) round. The remaining six teams competed in the Repechage round, with the top four from that round qualifying for the "Final A" round. The last two teams in the repechage competed in the "Final B" round.

The final ranking for rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics was based on the order of finish in the two finals. The top three of the "Final A" teams earned Olympic medals for placing first, second, and third, while the remaining "Final A" teams placed fourth through sixth, according to their "Final A" finish. The "Final B" competition determined who places seventh and eight in the event's final ranking.


All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Heat 2

Final B


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