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Patty Kempner

Full name: Patricia "Patty" Kempner
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: August 24, 1942 in Augusta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: Kristensen Swim School
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a 13-year-old, Patty Kempner placed fifth in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1956 Final Trials. Four years later she improved to take second place at the Trials and finished seventh in the Olympic final in Rome. Kempner, a student at the University of Arizona, swam the breaststroke stage in the medley relay at the Olympics when the U.S. set a world record and beat the more fancied Australians by a comfortable margin. She won the AAU indoor 100 y breaststroke title in 1957 and 1958 and won silver in the 200 m breststroke at the 1959 Pan American Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 7
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming United States Final 7 2:55.5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 2:55.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 18 Roma Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:41.1 1:20.9 2:29.9
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