Sarah Jones

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSarah M.•Jones
Used nameSarah•Jones
Born26 August 1973 in Olympia, Washington (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsPrinceton Training Centre
NOC United States


Sarah Jones rowed eights at the 2000 Olympics and the pair at the 2004 Athina Olympics. She started college at Pacific Lutheran University where she was on the swim team and later joined the crew team. She then rowed at UC Santa Barbara and finally at the University of Massachusetts (U Mass). At U Mass she led the eight to a silver medal at the NCAA meet in 1997 and was a two-time Atlantic 10 Champion in 1996 and 1997.

At a regatta in the Netherlands in 1995 Jones was hit by another shell, which punctured her spine and required surgery to enable her to walk again and continue rowing. She eventually competed in six World Championships and eight World Cup Finals. After completing her rowing career, Jones became director of rowing at Lake Stevens Rowing Club and later served as varsity assistant coach and director of operations at Clemson University.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Sarah Jones
Eights, Women (Olympic) United States 6
2004 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Sarah Jones
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Kate Mackenzie 9