Lind with her gold medal from the 2012 Olympics.
October 11, 1982 |
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||175 pounds (79 kg)|
|College team||Princeton University|
|Club||USRowing Training Center|
|Coached by||Tom Terhaar|
Caroline Lind (born October 11, 1982) is an American rower, and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. In her Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Lind won a gold medal as a member of the women's eight team. It was the first gold medal for the American women's eight team since 1984. Four years later at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Lind again won gold as a member of the women's eight team. She has won World Championship titles in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 in the Women's eight. She is a member of World Rowing's Top 10 Women Rowers http://www.worldrowing.com/athletes/top10 where she is currently ranked #2 in the world. In 2014 Caroline with her W8+ teammates from 2008 Olympics was inducted into the US Rowing Hall of Fame. In 2014 Caroline was named Athlete if the Year by the New York Athletic Club.
Lind graduated from Phillips Academy in 2002 and Princeton University in 2006, where she was named the C. Otto von Kienbusch Sportswoman of the Year Award. This award is given to a Princeton senior woman of high scholastic rank who has demonstrated general proficiency in athletics and qualities of a true sportswoman. She was also named the Carol P. Brown Senior Woman by her Princeton teammates, for being a source of inspiration, dedication, and perseverance in pursuit of excellence.
In 2003, she became a national debutante, at The National Debutante Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball in Washington, D.C..
Prior to the 2012 Olympics, she was a member of the W8+ Boat for Worlds 2011 in Bled, Slovenia where they won gold. At Fall NSR 2011, she and Elle Logan won long course in the W2- event.
- List of Princeton University Olympians
- Rowing (sport)
- Erin Cafaro
- Anna (Mickelson) Cummins
- Caryn Davies
- Susan Francia
- Anna Goodale
- Elle Logan
- Lindsay Shoop
- Mary Whipple