Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chin, Others Named to First Adaptive Boat to 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team

By Olivia Dodson
Copyright 2008 TexSport Publications

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (June 12, 2008) Simnoa Chin of Houston was named by USRowing as a member of the legs-trunk-arms four with coxswain crew that will represent the United States at the 2008 Paralympic Games, pending United States Olympic Committee approval.

Joining Chin on the eilte squad will be Jamie Dean (Pickerington, Ohio), Jesse Karmazin (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Tracy Tackett (Phoenixville, Pa.) and Emma Preuschl (Indianapolis, Ind.). Dean, Karmazin and Tackett raced in the event at the 2007 FISA World Rowing Championships, finishing fifth, while Chin and Preuschl are first time adaptive national team members.

The rest of the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team for Rowing will be selected at the 2008 USRowing National Championships June 27-29 in West Windsor, N.J. The winners of the men’s adaptive single sculls, women’s adaptive single sculls and trunk-arms double sculls events at that regatta will earn spots on the team. This year marks the first time that rowing will be part of the Paralympic Games.

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