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Sheila Conover

Full name: Sheila Leilehua Conover (-Doyle)
Nickname(s): Bear
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: May 11, 1963 in Brentwood, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Sheila Conover competed at three Olympics (1984-92) with a best finish of fourth in the K4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. She retired after the 1988 Olympics, while finishing her degree at UC Berkeley but came back in 1991 and made the 1992 Olympic team, despite training for only one year. While at Cal she competed on the crew team, while majoring in environmental geography. She also served as an assistant volleyball coach at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California from 1989-90. Conover won two gold medals at the 1987 Pan American Games, in K2 and K4. Conover’s sister, Jenifer Conover Evans, was a high-level ocean sailor who sailed the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. Sheila later worked in sales with Farolline Yacht Sales and as a teacher in the Newport Mesa Unified School District.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres United States USA 6
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres United States USA 4
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 7
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres United States USA 9
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres United States USA 5 h1 r2/3
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres United States USA 7

Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Final Round 6 2:02.38 1:00.36 8 1:02.02 2
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Repêchage 2 Q 2:03.79 1:01.18 3 1:02.61 1
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 4 2:06.89 1:02.59 4 1:04.30 1
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 1:53.05 55.88 5 57.17 1
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:54.57 56.44 2 58.13 1

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Cathy Marino-Geers Final Round 1988-09-30
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Cathy Marino-Geers Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-28
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Cathy Marino-Geers Round One Heat Two 1988-09-26

Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Canoeing United States USA Final Round 1984-08-11
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Repêchage 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat One 1988-09-27
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Final Round 1992-08-08
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat One 1992-08-04
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