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Claudia Kolb

Full name: Claudia Anne Kolb
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: December 19, 1949 in Hayward, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

At the 1964 Olympics, Claudia Kolb, a 14-year-old from the Santa Clara SC, won an unexpected silver medal in the 200m breaststroke. She had only made the Tokyo final as the fifth fastest qualifier, but a brilliant finish took her from fourth to second place in the last 25 meters. After the 1964 Olympics, Kolb concentrated on the individual medley and set the inaugural official world record at 200m in 1966. At the Mexico Olympics she won both individual medley events by incredible margins, and during her six-year career she set a total of 23 world records. In all she won 25 AAU titles and at the 1967 Pan-American Games she won both individual medley events and the 200m butterfly in addition to placing second in the 200m breaststroke.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 14 Tokyo Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Individual Medley United States USA 1 Gold OR
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 14 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 2 2:47.6
1964 Summer 14 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 2:49.7

Women's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 1 OR 2:24.7
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 2:28.8

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 1 OR 5:08.5
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU/OR 5:17.2