Full name: Joan Louise Lind
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 26, 1952 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Long Beach Rowing Association, Long Beach (USA)
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Wife of John Van Blom.
Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)
The greatest female sculler America has yet produced, Joan Lind began rowing in 1971, her freshman year at Long Beach State. She started out in doubles and quads but moved into the singles in 1973. She competed at the next two World Championships, gradually improving, and at the 1976 Olympics she lost by only 65/100th’s of a second to East Germany’s Christine Schleiblich. Lind has continued to scull, winning many national titles, and made the 1980 Olympic team. Though she could not compete in the 1980 Olympics, she won two silver medals at the Lucerne and Amsterdam Regattas. Joan Lind later earned a master’s degree from St. Thomas College and today teaches and coaches.
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Rowing||Women's Single Sculls||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1984 Summer||31||Los Angeles||Rowing||Women's Coxed Quadruple Sculls||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Final||4:06.21|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One Repêchage||Heat Two||4:03.87|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One||Heat Two||3:40.67|