Row to Rio: Dr. Gevvie Stone is Set for Brazil

After securing her spot for the 2016 Olympic Games in Sarasota, Fla. in early April, Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.) looked next to Lucerne, Switzerland for her first crack at international competition of the season.

In the women’s single sculls final at 2016 World Rowing Cup II, Stone sprinted to the line for the silver medal, holding off Czech Republic’s Mirka Knapkova, right on the tails of Australia’s Kim (Crow) Brennan, who won gold.

What is next for Stone? Rio.

Stone and the rest of the U.S. squad will prepare for the chance to compete once again on the Olympic stage, as the rowing portion of the Olympic Games begins on August 6.

Gevvie Stone fast facts:

  • Stone graduated from Princeton in 2007, then from Tufts University with her M.D. in 2014.
  • Gregg Stone, Gevvie’s father and coach, represented the U.S. in the 1979 World Rowing Championship in the men’s single sculls.
  • Stone finished seventh in the single sculls at the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • An avid baker, Stone has an affinity for cupcakes and has baked her way through an entire cupcake cookbook!
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