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Steven Coppola (born on May 22, 1984 in Buffalo, New Yorkmarker) and is an American rower. He won a bronze medal in the men's eight at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Biography

Steven Coppola was born on May 22, 1984 in Buffalo, New Yorkmarker, and attended Canisius High Schoolmarker, where he started rowing in 1998 at the West Side Rowing Club's "Learn-to-Row" camp, he then went on to row at Canisius High School, where he won multiple Scholastic National Rowing Championships. He graduated from Canisius High School in 2002. He then went onto get his undergraduate degree from Princeton Universitymarker in Psychology, from which he graduated in 2006. He also won numerous National and International titles while rowing for Princeton and in 2005 and 2006 he was a member of the Princeton varsity eight that finished second in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Chinamarker he made his debut at the Olympic Games rowing for the United Statesmarker, where he and his team took third and a Bronze Medal in a come from behind finish after trailing the entire race and being in last place at the last 500 meter mark of the 2000 meter race with a final time of 5:25.34 which was less than 2 seconds behind first place Canadamarker. Steve Coppola is also the youngest ever athlete to be in the United States Olympic Men's Eight at 24, Copolla is also the first ever athlete from Western New York's West Side Rowing Club to receive an Olympic Medal.

Race Results

International Results

Year Race Event Place/Award Reference
2008 Olympic Games Men's Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal)
2007 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 4th place
2006 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal)
2005 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 1st place (Gold Medal)
2004 FISA World Championships Men's Four with Coxswain 3rd place (Bronze Medal)
2003 Henley Royal Regatta Temple Challenge Cup 1st place (Temple Challenge Cup)


National Results

Year Race Event Place/Award Reference
2007 U.S. National Rowing Championships Men's Four with Coxswain 1st place (Gold Medal)
2007 U.S. National Rowing Championships Men's Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal)
2006 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Men's Championships Men's Varsity Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal)
2005 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Men's Championships Men's Varsity Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal)
2005 Eastern Men's Sprints Men's Varsity Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal)


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See also

Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's eight

Rowing at the Summer Olympics

2008 Summer Olympics




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