At the start of the last day of rowing competition, the US was not on the medal table. Gevvie changed that in seven minures, twenty two seconds and change. While eventual winner Kim Brennan took an early lead, Gevvie was in medal position at every 500 meter mark. Gevvie was in third through the first 1400 meters, before making a decisive move to move into silver medal position. Jingli Duan of China, who beat Gevvie in the semifinal yesterday, was in 3rd. Despite repeated attempts from Duan and 2014 World Champion Emma Twigg, Gevvie stayed in 2nd, and began to gain on the front-running Brennan. At the line it was gold to Australia, a fantastic silver medal for Gevvie and the USA, and bronze to the China.
In 2012, Gevvie’s best eace race was her Olympic B final, which she won. In 2016, once again, she had her best race when it mattered most.
Several minutes after Gevvie’s race, the unbeatable US women’s eight defended it’s Olympic title, increasing the final medal count for the USA to two. Congratulations to all the athletes who represented to US in Rio. Of course everyone in Boston is over the moon for Gevvie, and Josh and Andrew.