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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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