Chesterfield's Tessa Gobbo Takes Home Gold With Women's Rowing Team

Aug 15, 2016

Tessa Gobbo

Chesterfield's Tessa Gobbo and the U.S. women's eight rowing team won gold over the weekend at the Summer Olympics on Rio.

The 25-year-old rower and her team rallied from third at the halfway mark to win the gold medal in the race Saturday, beating second place Great Britain and third place Romania.

It's the first gold medal for Gobbo, who began rowing when she was a student at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. She began training for Rio after graduating from Brown University three years ago.

Gobbo tells WMUR she was proud to represent New Hampshire in Rio.

After she returns home following the closing ceremony, Gobbo says she'll take time to decide whether she wants to train again for the 2020 games.