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Cathy Hardy

Full name: Catherine "Cathy" Hardy (-Lavender)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: February 8, 1930 in Carrollton, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: Fort Valley State College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Cathy Hardy of Fort Valley State in Georgia scored a sprint double at the 1952 AAU and at the Final Trials she ran 24.3 for 200m to break Helen Stephens' long-standing U.S. record. At the Helsinki Olympics she failed to reach the final of either of the individual sprints but she anchored the relay team that took the gold medals with a world record. Apart from her AAU outdoor double in 1952, Cathy Hardy won the AAU indoor 50y in 1951.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1952); 200 – 24.3 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 4 h4 r2/4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 4 h2 r2/3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 12.1 12.31
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/=OR 11.9 12.18

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 24.7 24.93
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 24.8 24.91

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 45.9 46.14 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 46.5 46.77
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