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Shyril O'Steen

Full name: Shyril O'Steen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: October 5, 1960 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Lake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Shyril O’Steen rowed at the University of Washington. Prior to the 1984 Olympics she rowed for the US at the 1981-83 World Championships, winning three medals, two silvers in the eights in 1982-83 and a 1982 bronze in the coxed fours. After graduating from Washington, O’Steen returned to graduate school. She had always loved animals and science as a child, and used that to obtain a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago. O’Steen became a biology professor, first at Bates College in Maine and then at Seattle University where she taught evolution, animal behavior, and biology.

O’Steen then had a physical setback when she was diagnosed with lymphoma but she fought through the disease and overcame it. In 2014 she joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a lymphoma researcher.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Rowing Women's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold OB

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Rowing United States USA Final Round 2:59.80
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