Anita DeFrantz

Anita DeFrantz

 

Anita DeFrantz

Anita DeFrantz is an American Olympic Athlete (rowing), member of the International Olympic Committee, and twice Vice-President of International Rowing Federation (FISA).

She was captain of the American rowing team at the 1976 Summer Olympics winning the bronze medal in women’s eight. In 1980 the United States boycotted the Moscow Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR, and, although DeFrantz had qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, she was unable to compete. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal.

Anita DeFrantz was born in an average United States family. She had to struggle a lot to develop the skill and work on the thing She like. Though there have been a lot of problems, Anita DeFrantz never gave up. That is why She become very successful now.

Anita DeFrantz Bio 
NameAnita DeFrantz
Full NameAnita Lucette DeFrantz
Date of Birth4 Oct 1952
Age (As in 2021)69 years
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Height1.8 m
NationalityAmerican
Education BA with Honours, Connecticut College (United States of America)
Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law (United States of America) (1977)
Parents
FatherRobert DeFrantz
MotherAnita P. DeFrantz,
SibilingThree brothers
SportRowing
CareerAttorney at the Juvenile Law Centre of Philadelphia (1977-1979);
administrator, Princeton University (1979-1981)
counsellor for the Corporation for Enterprise Development;
Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 (1981-1985)
Sports careerRowing Olympic bronze medallist (eight oars with coxswain) and team captain, Montreal 1976
four times finalist and silver medallist at the World Rowing Championships (1978)
member of the United States team (1975-1980)
Winner, six national championships
Awards and distinctionsOlympic Order, bronze (1980)
recipient of 12 honorary degrees
U.S. Rowing’s Jack Kelly Award (1991)
International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame (1991)
Abby J. Leibman Pursuit of Justice Award by the California Women's Law Centre(2008)
inducted into the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) Hall of Fame in Orlando, USA (2009)
the College Sports Information Directors of America (coSIDA) Academic All-American Hall of Fame (2010)
the National Rowing Hall of Fame (2010)
Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2014)
Olympic Truce Award (2016)
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