Georgina Emma Buchanan Earl, , better known under her maiden name Georgina Evers-Swindell (born 10 October 1978 in Hastings, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rower. She competed in the double sculls with her identical twin sister Caroline Evers-Swindell, and is a double Olympic gold medallist, having won at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. In November 2005 she and her sister were named ''Rowing Female Crew of the Year'' by the International Rowing Federation (FISA). She is 180 cm tall, weighs 80 kg and currently resides in Napier, New Zealand.
In 2001, she won silver at the World Championships in both the double and quadruple sculls. Together with her sister she won gold at both the 2002 and 2003 Rowing World Championships in the double sculls.
In 2002, she broke the indoor 2000 m rowing world record, recording a time of 6 minutes and 28.5 seconds beating the previous record by 2.1 seconds.
In the 2005 New Year Honours, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to rowing.〔(New Year Honours List 2005 ). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2 January 2013.〕
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she and her sister won gold medals in the women's double sculls, beating the German double by 1/100 of a second, 7:07.32 versus 7:07.33.〔(Saturday's Olympic Rowing Results ), Associated Press, 16 August 2008. Accessed 23 August 2008.〕 This was the first time in history that the women's double scull title had successfully been defended.〔(Twins create two slices of History ). New Zealand Herald, 25 August 2008. Accessed 25 August 2008〕 She and her sister announced their retirement from rowing in October 2008.〔(Evers-Swindells twins announcement retirement ) Dominion Post online, 9 October 2008. Accessed 9 October 2008〕
In December 2008, she and her sister won the Lonsdale Cup which is awarded by the New Zealand Olympic Committee to the athlete/s who make the most outstanding contribution to an Olympic sport. They previously won the cup in 2003.〔(Retired rowing twins awarded Lonsdale Cup ).Dominion Post online, 18 December 2008. Accessed 18 December 2008〕
In January 2009, Evers-Swindell married Sam Earl, himself a former New Zealand rower.〔(Rowing golden girl Georgina Evers-Swindell ties the knot ), ''3news.co.nz'', 11 January 2009. Accessed 1 February 2010.〕 Since then, she has styled herself Georgina Earl.〔(Georgina Earl and Caroline Evers-Swindell ) page on a celebrity speakers agency website, retrieved 2010-02-01〕
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