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Marilyn Corson

Full name: Marilyn Corson (-Whitney)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 6, 1950 in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Pine Crest Swim Team, Fort Lauderdale (USA) / Jack Nelson Swim Club, Fort Lauderdale (USA) / Michigan State Spartans, East Lansing (USA) / London Aquatic Club, London (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Marilyn Corson was the daughter of RoseMary Dawson, a top American swimmer and coach, and the granddaughter of Matt Mann, a coach at the University of Michigan and of the 1952 American Olympic Team, so it was not surprising when she took to the water at a young age. She made her international debut for Canada at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, where she took silver in the 220 yard butterfly. Her next stop was the 1967 Pan American Games, where she captured silver in the 4x100 m medley relay and bronze in the 100 and 200 metre butterfly events, as well as the 400 metre individual medley. She was then selected to represent Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where she won bronze in the 4x100 m freestyle relay (alongside Angela Coughlan, Marion Lay, and Elaine Tanner) and was eliminated in the opening round of the 100 and 200 m butterfly events. After the Games she entered Michigan State University and competed on their swim team, but made a final appearance for Canada as captain of the nation’s delegation to the 1972 Summer Olympics. In Munich she finished seventh in the 4x100 m medley relay (with Leslie Cliff, Wendy Cook-Hogg, and Sylvia Dockerill), was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 m butterfly, and stayed to marry her husband Mike Whitney. She retired from active competition after the Games and was inducted into the Ontario Aquatic Hall of Fame in 1994.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Canada CAN 4 h5 r1/3
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly Canada CAN 4 h4 r1/2
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Canada CAN 7 h1 r2/3
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 7

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada CAN Final 3 4:07.2 1:03.6 2:06.0
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:14.1 1:04.8 2:08.8

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada Round One Heat Five 4 1:10.7
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 7 1:06.78
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat Four 5 QU 1:06.26

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada Round One Heat Four 4 2:41.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada CAN Final 7 4:31.56 1:05.02 3:30.49
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 4 QU 4:31.87 1:05.98 3:30.83
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