Zoe Stevenson

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Zoe Stevenson
MacFarlane and Stevenson on the way to gold.jpg
MacFarlane and Stevenson on the way to gold in 2015
Personal information
Born19 June 1991 (1991-06-19) (age 28)
Tauranga, New Zealand[1]
EducationTauranga Girls' College
University of Waikato
Sport
ClubTauranga

Zoe Stevenson (born 19 June 1991) is a New Zealand rower. She won gold in the women's double sculls with Fiona Bourke at the 2014 World Rowing Championships.[2]

Stevenson was born in 1991.[3] She obtained her secondary education at Tauranga Girls' College,[4] and then obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Waikato.[5] As of 2017 she is a stay at home mother to son 'Ted'.

Stevenson took up rowing in 2007.[3] She first competed internationally at the 2009 World Rowing Junior Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, where she won silver with the junior women's eight.[6]

At regattas in Varese (Italy) and Lucerne (Switzerland) in 2015, she competed in the double sculls with Eve MacFarlane, winning gold in both finals.[7][8] The pair went to the 2015 World Rowing Championships held at Lac d'Aiguebelette in Aiguebelette, France, and again won gold.[9] Stevenson and MacFarlane qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but were beaten in the semi-finals by the US by 5/100 into fourth place, thus missing the A final.[10] In November 2016, she announced that she would take 2017 off from rowing.[11] She did not return to rowing for the 2018 season either, but has not announced her retirement from rowing.[12]

Zoe is the daughter of retired NZ rower Andrew Stevenson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing New Zealand » Zoe Stevenson". rowingnz.kiwi. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Rowing: Double golden finish to superb campaign - Sport - NZ Herald News". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Zoe Stevenson". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Zoe Stevenson". New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Zoe Stevenson : Bachelor of Science (BSc)". University of Waikato. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. ^ "(JW8+) Junior Women's Eight - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ "(W2x) Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ "(W2x) Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "(W2x) Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  10. ^ Cleaver, Dylan (10 August 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: Shock losses for Kiwi rowing crews". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Rowing pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray put golden partnership on hold". The New Zealand Herald. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  12. ^ Anderson, Ian (23 November 2017). "World champions remain absent". The Press. p. B8. Retrieved 24 November 2017.