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Verga3
06-28-2008, 10:50 AM
We now have another Olympian to follow in Bejing. Fred Lind's daughter, Caroline has been named to the women's eights in rowing. Check out Greensboro News & Record, Jim Young's piece in today's edition to see how her selection unfolded. Impressive.....just like her dad, she is a team player. http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080628/NRSTAFF/806280302

Caroline Lind Bio: http://www.usrowing.org/News_Media/AthleteBios/carlind.aspx

Fred is one of the all-time good guys and is a highly-respected public defender in Greensboro. He and his wife, Mary, have raised two successful daughters. Their eldest, Mary Laura recently defended her Ph.D. Thesis at Cal Tech and just received her degree earlier this month. Pretty nice month of June for the Lind family. Mary Laura has a website that has some great pics, including a keeper of Fred in his own top rowing form. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~mll/

dukie8
06-28-2008, 03:01 PM
We now have another Olympian to follow in Bejing. Fred Lind's daughter, Caroline has been named to the women's eights in rowing. Check out Greensboro News & Record, Jim Young's piece in today's edition to see how her selection unfolded. Impressive.....just like her dad, she is a team player. http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080628/NRSTAFF/806280302

Caroline Lind Bio: http://www.usrowing.org/News_Media/AthleteBios/carlind.aspx

Fred is one of the all-time good guys and is a highly-respected public defender in Greensboro. He and his wife, Mary, have raised two successful daughters. Their eldest, Mary Laura recently defended her Ph.D. Thesis at Cal Tech and just received her degree earlier this month. Pretty nice month of June for the Lind family. Mary Laura has a website that has some great pics, including a keeper of Fred in his own top rowing form. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~mll/

her bio says that she went to princeton. that doesn't exactly count for duke olympians. we already have boozer and the freshman fencer. hopefully we will get 2 more in track and field.

Verga3
06-28-2008, 05:48 PM
her bio says that she went to princeton. that doesn't exactly count for duke olympians. we already have boozer and the freshman fencer. hopefully we will get 2 more in track and field.

Didn't mean to infer Caroline was a Duke grad. She's a proud Princeton Tiger!

And we totally understand Fred wearing a Princeton orange polo in that great rowing photo.

Let's also follow all the Duke offspring at the Olympics. Who are we missing?

Verga3
07-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Fred Lind's daughter, Caroline is representing the U.S. in the women's eight rowing event and will be submitting an online diary from the Olympic Games (if the Chinese don't censor). The U.S. women's eight are favored to medal. We are with you, Caroline! http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/caroline_lind/

roywhite
07-30-2008, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the report and the link; what a great experience. Do you happen to know if Fred and Mary are going to make it over to China for the competition? I'm sure Fred could entertain the locals. :)

Verga3
07-30-2008, 06:34 PM
I'm sure they will be there. I look forward to Caroline's next Olympic Diary entry. Should be interesting to learn if everything she writes makes it through the Chinese internet censors, as is being reported.

What an incredible experience.....Also looking forward to hearing from Shannon Rowbury, who has a great chance to medal in the 1500!

Verga3
07-31-2008, 09:24 AM
Fred Lind's daughter, Caroline is representing the U.S. in the women's eight rowing event and will be submitting an online diary from the Olympic Games (if the Chinese don't censor). The U.S. women's eight are favored to medal. We are with you, Caroline! http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/caroline_lind/


Use the same link as above for Caroline's updates and adventures.....

killerleft
07-31-2008, 10:11 AM
Caroline mentions the MEDAL detector at their hotel. Hopefully the gold light goes off after the finals when they return!:)

Verga3
08-01-2008, 07:30 PM
Interesting stuff on food considerations and precautions, including a drink review on "Chinese Coke." http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/caroline_lind/

Verga3
08-06-2008, 06:27 PM
The family is to arrive in Beijing shortly, and Caroline is very excited. She brings us up to date on training, interesting race course music, and lots of sweating. http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/caroline_lind/

Verga3
08-11-2008, 10:16 AM
Congrats to Caroline and the women's eight for qualifying for the finals on Sunday!! http://www.news-record.com/content/2008/08/11/article/us_womens_8_with_local_rower_headed_to_final

roywhite
08-11-2008, 12:01 PM
Good news indeed, and don't have to face the dreaded "repechage". One of my favorite words, and not usually heard other than in Olympic coverage. :)

CrazyCat
08-11-2008, 06:37 PM
How very exciting. I am sure she is going to come home wearing gold. Thanks for all the links.

Verga3
08-12-2008, 02:12 PM
Enjoy Caroline's latest blog.....and good luck in the finals on Sunday!! http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/2008/08/caroline_linds_4.shtml

Verga3
08-13-2008, 06:35 PM
Nice update....and preparing for a "barnburner" final. http://blog.news-record.com/staff/sportsextra/caroline_lind/

Verga3
08-13-2008, 07:39 PM
The US Women's Eight....just prior to the start that qualified them for finals.
http://www.row2k.com/olympics/photo.cfm?action=pf&dir=2008Summer/Olympics/Monday&start=19&offset=12&label=2008%20Olympic%20Games%20-%20Monday%20Racing&hi=yes

Caroline at Practice....pre-Olympics at Princeton
http://www.row2k.com/olympics/photo.cfm?action=pf&dir=2008Summer/olympics/usw8&start=37&offset=36&label=USA%20Women's%208&hi=yes
http://www.row2k.com/olympics/photo.cfm?action=pf&dir=2008Summer/olympics/usw8&start=40&offset=36&label=USA%20Women's%208&hi=yes
http://www.row2k.com/olympics/photo.cfm?action=pf&dir=2008Summer/olympics/usw8&start=57&offset=48&label=USA%20Women's%208&hi=yes

There were some crowd shots at Monday's race, but I couldn't pick out Fred, Mary and the family. I know they are there and immeasureably proud of their daughter.

roywhite
08-17-2008, 07:44 AM
Gold medal for Caroline Lind and the women's eight!

Verga3
08-17-2008, 08:01 AM
Gold medal for Caroline Lind and the women's eight!

AWESOME!!! Here's a link if you were not up at 5:00am. I think NBC will have it on at noon EST today. http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0817_sd_rob_hl_l0768&channelcode=sportro

GrayHare
08-21-2008, 11:56 AM
Lind will be honored by Greensboro (http://www.news-record.com/content/2008/08/20/article/lind_will_be_honored_by_greensboro)

Verga3
08-24-2008, 09:56 AM
A nice recap of Caroline's experience, complete with a Duke mention and a shout-out to her hometown and Greensboro roots. We are all so very proud of you, Caroline....and congratulations also to Fred and Mary and the whole Lind family!! Awesome!!!

http://www.news-record.com/content/2008/08/24/article/caroline_lind_diary_experiencing_the_power_of_the_ olympics