By Duncan Mackay

Tom DarlingFebruary 21 - Olympic medallist Tom Darling is among five people selected to serve four-year terms on USRowing's Para-Rowing High Performance Committee, it was announced today. 

The Committee is made up of five members, including two Paralympians, and its primary task is to develop plans and programmes for the development, identification and selection of Para-rowing athletes to represent America in international competition.

Darling, who won a silver medal in the eights at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, joins Paralympians Ron Harvey, who competed for the US at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and Jesse Karmazin, who rowed in Beijing.

The other new selected members are Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation executive director Mike Knopp and FISA Para-Rowing Commissioner and classifier Judy Morrison.

"The Committee has been named and is moving forward in building the structure of Para-rowing in the United States," said USRowing high performance director Curtis Jordan.

"We're excited about the future of Para-rowing and building a structure which will become an integral part of our national team carrying us into the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio."

The US won one medal at London 2012, a bronze in the mixed doubles sculls thanks to Oksana Masters and Rob Jones.

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