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Cathy Ferguson

Full name: Cathy Jane Ferguson (-Brennan)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: July 17, 1948 in Stockton, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Cathy Ferguson was one of six world record holders in the 100m backstroke final at the 1964 Olympics. She proved to be the best of this distinguished field by taking the gold medal with a new record of 1:07.7. Having set a world record over 200m the previous month, she thus became the record holder at both backstroke distances. She also set two world records in the medley relay the second of these coming at the Tokyo Olympics where she was a member of the winning U.S. team. Miss Ferguson swam for the Los Angeles AC, setting seven U.S. records in addition to her four world bests and winning 10 AAU titles. She later became Mrs. Larry Brennan and, in addition to raising three children, coached swimming at the high school and club level in California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo 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
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:07.7
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 1:08.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:33.9 1:08.6 1:08.6
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