Rowers: Newton Athlete Heads to the London Olympic Games!
UPDATE (July 30, 2012): Gevvie Stone, who is competing in the women’s single sculls event, placed third in her heat with a time of 7:33.68. The time qualified her for a spot in the event quarterfinals. Newton Patch
27-year-old Newton athlete Gevvie Stone is yet another local Bostonian headed to London for the summer olympic in just a few weeks. Stone is a national and internationally recognized rower from the Cambridge Boat Club. She began rowing in 2001 as part of a family tradition as both her mother and father were rowing Olympic hopefuls.
However, no one imagined that Gevvie would follow directly in their footsteps. Since then Stone has placed 1st for skulling at the national competition, 8th for skulling at the 2012 Samsung Rowing Cup, and is the three-time champion of the Head of the Charles competition which is the largest rowing event in the world.
After narrowly missing a place in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Stone managed to train fiercely for London even while working around her schedule as a medical student at Tufts University and made the cut.
This young athlete has immense potential for a US victory this year. Go Gevvie!