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Barbara Kirch

Full name: Barbara Ann Kirch (-Grudt)
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 2, 1960 in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Barbara Kirch started rowing with the Vesper Boat Club and then rowed at the University of Pennsylvania. She competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in coxless pairs. Kirch won a silver medal in coxed fours at the 1982 World Championships and a bronze medal in double sculls at the 1987 Worlds. She was 1987 US Champion in both double and quad sculls.

Kirch later became a coach at Dartmouth College and then at U Penn, before become director of rowing and women’s varsity coach at Peddie School in New Jersey. She also coached the US junior women at the World Junior Championships in 1996-98. In 2010 she was named to the FISA Youth Rowing Commission.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs United States USA 5
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs United States USA 6

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing United States USA Chari Towne Final Round 3:44.35
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Rowing United States USA Mara Keggi Final Round A Final 7:56.27
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Rowing United States USA Mara Keggi Round One Repêchage Heat Two 8:05.55
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Rowing United States USA Mara Keggi Round One Heat One 8:16.85
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