Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell win Gold, Athens 2004

After winning successive World Championship titles in the women’s double sculls in 2002 and 2003, all eyes were on the Evers-Swindell sisters heading into the 2004 Athens Olympics.

In the notes supplied to the media before the final at Athens, the New Zealanders were described as “the Michael Johnson of their sport”. Though they were hot favourites heading into the final, they handled the pressure superbly, holding off a strong challenge from Germany to push ahead and claim the Gold medal. Great Britain rounded out the top three for the Bronze medal.

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