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Lynn Burke

Full name: Lynn Edythe Burke (-McConville)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: March 22, 1943 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

After an interval of 28 years, Lynn Burke of the Santa Clara Swim Club brought the women’s Olympic 100m backstroke title back to America. Her many other interests restricted her career as a top-flight swimmer, but she won four AAU individual titles and two in the relays. In 1960 she lowered the world 100m backstroke record four times within the space of three months. Lynn Burke later became a successful New York model, author, and business woman, and raised three children.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold OR
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States Final 1 OR 1:09.3
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:09.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:41.1 1:09.0/OR 1:09.0
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:49.3 1:10.3/OR 1:10.3