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Michelle Cameron

Full name: Michelle A. Cameron (-Coulter)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: December 28, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Calgary Aquabelles, Calgary (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Allan Coulter.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

It took four failures in aquatic sports before Michelle Cameron settled on synchronized swimming but, once she did, it took her to heights seen by only a handful of Canadian athletes, including eight national titles over her career. Upon being partnered in 1985 with Carolyn Waldo, who had won a silver medal in the solo event at the 1984 Summer Olympics, she was unstoppable in the duet; among the many events in which they won gold were the 1986 Commonwealth Games, the 1986 World Championships, the 1987 Pan Pacific Championships, and the 1988 Summer Olympics. They also won gold in the team event at the 1986 World Championships and Cameron was eliminated in the first round of the solo event at the 1988 Summer Olympics, which was eventually won by Waldo. The duo retired after the Games and were immediately made members of the Order of Canada. Since leaving active competition, Cameron has worked as a motivational speaker, businesswoman, and sports administrator and has donated her time to numerous charitable endeavors. She has been inducted into the Canadian (1991), Alberta (1991), and International Aquatic (2000) Sports Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Women's Solo Canada CAN AC r1/3 DNQ
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Women's Duet Canada CAN 1 Gold

Women's Solo

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Canada Figures 5 96.683

Women's Duet

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank PTS
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Canada CAN Carolyn Waldo Final 1
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Canada CAN Carolyn Waldo Qualifying 1 QU
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Canada CAN Carolyn Waldo Figures 1 QU 96.683