WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | Sports

Charlottesville's Lindsay Shoop Captures Gold in Beijing

August 18, 2008

Charlottesville native and former UVa. rower, Lindsay Shoop, captured the a gold in Beijing early Sunday morning in the Women's Eight event.

Shoop and her seven USA Women's Eight rowing team became the first American rowing team since 1984 to bring home Olympic gold. Shoop's boat was in the lead at every checkpoint and finished the race in a time of 6:05.34, nearly two seconds ahead of the silver medalists, Netherlands.

"What a great story. Lindsay had never rowed until coming to the University of Virginia, works through a great program, competes at the NCAA level, and then continues to compete after she graduates, and gets a gold medal. I don't think it gets any better than that," said UVa. Senior Assistant Athletic Director, Jane Miller.

Shoop graduated from the Covenant School in Charlottesville, and then rowed in college for the University of Virginia, where she was a two-time All-American. After graduating from UVa. in 2003, Shoop traveled to Princeton to train for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 27070619