Full name: Julie Marie Jones Leach
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: February 23, 1957 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: Rusty Pelican Club
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Wife of Bill Leach.
Julie Leach paddled in the K-1 event at the 1976 Olympics, but became better known later for other sporting endeavors. She switched to triathlon in the early years of that sport and in 1982 won the Hawai’i Ironman Triathlon. Leach then returned to canoes, racing outriggers in Hawai’i and in 1986 won the Molokai-to-Oahu Outrigger Race. She then tried another sport, winning the 1987 Molokai-to-Oahu Surf Ski Race, considered the World Championship of that sport. In the later 1970s Leach also ran a marathon in 3-02 and change, which was in the top-20 among US women for the year. A high school teacher of earth science, Leach bodyboards and boogieboards off the California coast.
|1976 Summer||19||Montréal||Canoeing||Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres||United States||USA||7|
|1976 Summer||19||Montréal||Canoeing||United States||Final Round||7||2:06.92||1:02.53||9||1:04.39||5|
|1976 Summer||19||Montréal||Canoeing||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||3||Q||2:09.44||1:02.61||3||1:06.83||3|
|1976 Summer||19||Montréal||Canoeing||United States||Round One||Heat Two||2||Q||2:13.00||1:03.93||2||1:09.07||1|