27 September 2016
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
The other day, USRowing announced that Genevra ‘Gevvie’ Stone, Olympic silver medallist in the singles sculls at the Games in Rio, had been selected for the award Female Athlete of the Year. According to an article by Ed Moran on www.USRowing.org, Stone, of Newton, Massachusetts, said: ‘It’s amazing. To be chosen for an award by fellow athletes and coaches is just the most flattering recognition I can imagine. The women and coaches on the team understand what it takes to make the Olympics and what it takes to race the single’.
Gevvie Stone will be honoured at the 2016 Golden Oars Awards Dinner on November 17 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
The gold medal in the Olympic single sculls race went to Kim Brennan, Australia, while Duan Jingli, China, took the bronze. After taking her silver medal, Stone announced that she was leaving international rowing, but she will stay in the sport on a lower level. She is now going to pursue her career in medicine.
Paralympian Blake Haxton, of Columbus, Ohio, was named the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year.
Read about the other award winners here.