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Catie Ball

Full name: Catherine Northcutt "Catie" Ball (-Condon)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: September 30, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Jacksonville JETS
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At the start of the 1968 Olympics, Catie Ball held all four world records for the breaststroke and seemed a certainty for the gold medals in Mexico. But during the Games, she contracted a virus infection and only managed fifth place in the 100m and was too ill to start in the heats of the 200m. However she recovered in time to compete in the medley relay and swam the breaststroke leg on the winning team. Ball did win both breaststroke events at the 1967 Pan-American Games, as well as setting 13 world records and winning nine AAU titles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 5
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 5 1:16.7
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:16.8
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:18.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 OR 4:28.3 1:16.3 2:24.1
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