Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008 2008
#1
Rowing Double Sculls
Athens 2004 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004 2004
#1
Rowing Double Sculls

Georgina EVERS-SWINDELL

New Zealand
Height
178 cm / 5'10''
Weight
78 kg / 171 pounds
Birth date
10 Oct 1978 Hastings, New Zealand
Gender
Female

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

Georgina EVERS-SWINDELL biography

Georgina Evers-Swindell and her twin sister Caroline were among the most dominant scullers in the first decade of the 21st century, winning world titles and becoming the first women’s double scull pairing to successfully defend an Olympic title. They first made their marks in 2001 when they won silver medals in the double and quadruple sculls at the World Championships in Lucerne. They won the double sculls title at the following two World Championships, in Seville and Milan, and added the Olympic title in 2004. In 2005, they again won the world title and were named Rowing Female Crew of the Year by FISA, the international rowing federation. They were second at the 2007 World Championships in München but retained their Olympic title the following year. The twins announced their retirement late in 2008. In January 2009, Georgina married Sam Earl, himself a New Zealand rower and son of Athol “Joe” Earl, a member of the winning eight at the Olympic Games in München in 1972.

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