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Cathy Carr

Full name: Catherine L. "Cathy" Carr (-West)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: May 27, 1954 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: Coronado Navy SA, Coronado (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Cathy Carr, an 18-year-old from Highland High School in Albuquerque, won the 1972 AAU 100 m breaststroke and then took the Olympic title by defeating the veteran 1964 champion, Galina Stepanova-Prozumenshchikova of the USSR. Carr set a world record of 1:13.58 to better Catie Ball’s four-year-old world best of 1:14.2 and earned a share of a second world record as a member of the winning medley relay team. Carr trained for the Olympics at the Coronado Swim Club under former men’s gold medalist, Mike Troy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:13.58
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:15.00
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:16.01

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:20.75 1:13.99 2:20.23
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