SILVER LINING: Gevvie Stone powers to the finish line in a single sculls race this season. Stone, a former Princeton University star who took seventh in the women’s single sculls in the 2012 Summer Olympics, made it to the podium in the 2016 Rio Summer games, taking second in the single sculls final last Saturday to earn a silver medal. Stone, 31, became the 20th Princeton rower to win an Olympic medal, and the second to win one in the women’s single sculls; Anne Marden ’81 also won a silver medal for Team USA in the 1988 Olympics. (Photo provided by USRowing)
When Gevvie Stone decided to resume her rowing career after initially retiring in the wake of taking seventh in the women’s single sculls at the 2012 London Summer Games, the former Princeton University standout sensed that she had untapped potential that could result in an Olympic medal.
Juggling her studies at Tufts University medical school, where she earned her MD in 2014, with her training on the Charles River in Boston, Stone’s intuition proved correct.