Yasmin Farooq

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Yasmin Farooq
Medal record
Women's Rowing
Competitor for  United States
Rowing World Championships
Silver1990 TasmaniaW8+
Silver1993 RačiceW8+
Silver1994 IndianapolisW8+
Gold1995 TampereW8+
 
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Yasmin Farooq
Medal record
Women's Rowing
Competitor for  United States
Rowing World Championships
Silver1990 TasmaniaW8+
Silver1993 RačiceW8+
Silver1994 IndianapolisW8+
Gold1995 TampereW8+

Yasmin Farooq (born 25 November 1965 in Golden Valley, MN) is an American rowing cox. She graduated from Waupun High School in 1984 at Waupun, WI.[1] Yasmin went to University of Wisconsin and started coxing in 1984; she then was voted Captain and MVP her senior year.[2] She finished 4th in the women's eight at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2006, Farooq became the head coach of Stanford University's women's rowing team, and is currently still.[2] She led the team to its first national championship in 2009.[3][4] Also in 2009, Yasmin was named 2009 Coach of the Year by the Rowing News, and also earned "Joy of Sculling Coaches Conference Award for University Women's Coach of the Year" at the 17th Annual Joy of Sculling Conference.[4] In 2011, Stanford finished in a tie with Brown University for first place in the NCAA team standings, but they lost the tie-breaker by .05 in the first varsity eight grand final.[2][5] She has worked as rowing commentator for NBC's Olympic broadcasts in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.[6][7] For NBC, she also is the rowing analyst for NBC's Universal Sports, covering World Cup regattas and the World Championships.[7] In 2012 she served as coach of the United States Under-23 women's eight which won a gold medal at the Under-23 World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania.[8] Yasmin is married to Roger Waterman, and in their spare time they produce instructional DVD's for coaching coxswains.[9] Yasmin also hosts COXSWAINation.com: a web resource for rowing coaches and coxswains.[9]

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