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Betsy McCagg

Full name: Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg (-Hills)
Gender: Female
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: April 29, 1967 in Kirkland, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Lakeside High School Rowing Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Twin sister of Mary McCagg; Sister-in-law of Liz Hills.

Biography

Betsy McCagg rowed in the US eight at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics, competing alongside her twin sister [Mary McCagg] in 1992 and 1996. The two began rowing at the Lakeside School in Seattle before going east to attend Harvard. In 1989 the twins led the Radcliffe eight to an undefeated season. Both were inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame in 2004.

Betsy McCagg won five medals at the World Championships. She won a bronze in the pair in 1993, but the other medals were all in the eight. She won gold in 1995, and silvers in 1993, 1995, and 1999. Betsy won a gold medal in the pair at the 1995 Pan American Games. She also competed at the 1990 Goodwill Games. Betsy later became a pre-school teacher. Both twins are members of the National Rowing Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing Women's Coxed Eights United States USA 6
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing Women's Coxed Eights United States USA 4
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Rowing Women's Coxed Eights United States USA 6

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:12.25
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:13.83
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:15.52
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:26.19
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:06.17
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:28.45
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:16.87
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:17.37
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