Anna Mickelson

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Anna Cummins
Personal information
Birth name Anna Mickelson
Born March 21, 1980 (1980-03-21) (age 34)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Anna Cummins (née Mickelson, born March 21, 1980 in Seattle, Washington)[1] is an American rower who won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the women's eight. At the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2006, Mickelson won the gold medal in the women's eight with a new world's best time of 5:55.50, and with partner Megan Cooke, she placed 4th in the women's pair. At the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2007, Mickelson won the gold medal again in the women's eight and won the "B" final in the women's pair.

She rowed in the women's pairs and women's eights at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in the eights with a time of 6:05.34. The Dutch team won a silver medal with a time of 6:07.22. The Romanian team won a bronze medal with a time of 6:07.25. Other finalists were Canada (fourth), Great Britain (fifth), and Australia (sixth).[2]

Anna grew up in Bellevue, Washington. She graduated from Newport High School. In high school, she ran varsity cross country and track; she played varsity basketball. She attended the University of Washington where she began rowing. She was a member of Washington's Varsity Eight (first boat) which finished second at NCAA Championships in 2000 and won the NCAA Championship in 2001 and 2002. Washington also won the team championship in 2001. She also was won an NCAA championship in 1999 in the Varsity Four (third boat), her first year of rowing. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors degree in Communications. She married Dr. Bob Cummins on December 22, 2007.[1]

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