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Caroline Evers-Swindell

Full name: Caroline Frances Evers-Swindell (-Meyer)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: October 10, 1978 in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Affiliations: Hamilton Rowing Club, Hamilton (NZL)
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Wife of Carl Meyer; Twin sister of Georgina Evers-Swindell.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Caroline Evers-Swindell and her twin sister Georgina 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 December 2009, Caroline married Carl Meyer, who had competed in the coxless four in Athens and Beijing, and she is now known as Caroline Meyer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing Women's Double Sculls New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing Women's Double Sculls New Zealand NZL 1 Gold

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T L
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing New Zealand NZL Georgina Evers-Swindell Final Round A Final 7:01.79
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing New Zealand NZL Georgina Evers-Swindell Round One Heat One 7:25.57
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing New Zealand NZL Georgina Evers-Swindell Final Round A Final 7:07.32 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing New Zealand NZL Georgina Evers-Swindell Round One Heat One 7:03.92 2
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