Former UVA rower Hannah Osborne wins silver for New Zealand in double sculls final

Japan 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Silver medalists Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne of Team New Zealand pose with their medals during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Double Sculls Final A on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

TOKYO (WFXR) — Former UVA rower Hannah Osborne and her New Zealand teammate Brooke Donoghue won silver in the final of the women’s double sculls at Sea Forest Waterway on Wednesday.

Osborne and Donoghue finished the race in 6:44.82, less than four seconds behind the gold medalists, Romania.

Osborne rowed at UVA in 2014 before returning to New Zealand to pursue her national team career.

Virginia women’s rowing has now produced six Olympic medals. Lindsey Shoop (USA) won gold in the women’s eight in 2008, Marlies Smulders (Netherlands) earned a silver in 2008 and a bronze in 2004 in the women’s eight, Melanie Kok (Canada) earned bronze in 2008 in the lightweight double sculls and Inge Janssen (Netherlands) earned silver in the women’s quad in 2016.

In other finals action, former UVA softball and volleyball player Meghan O’Leary (’08) finished 10th in the women’s quad for the United States.

Dutch rower and 2010 Virginia graduate Inge Janssen finished sixth with her team in the women’s quadruple sculls final.

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