Olympic rower with Marion ties has chance at second medal

Jul 26, 2021

MARION — Gevvie Stone, a longtime summer resident of Marion with deep family ties to the town, represented the US at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday and Sunday, rowing in the women’s double sculls and ultimately qualifying for the finals on Tuesday night, July 27.

The rowing team of Stone and Kristina Wagner finished second behind New Zealand in the first heat of the qualifying round on Friday with a time of 6:55.65.

The duo then came in third place in the semifinal event on Sunday, finishing behind the Netherlands and Canada with a time of 7:11.14, but still qualifying for the Final A on Tuesday.

Final A is a medal event which will feature six pairs of rowers. Qualifying nations include: Lithuania, Canada, the Netherlands, Romania, New Zealand, and the US.

Of the six finalist nations, The US had the second slowest semifinal time.

The final begins at 8:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 27 and will be televised live on CNBC.

Gevvie also competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics in the single sculls, winning a silver medal in 2016 and coming seventh in 2012.