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Julie Leach

Full name: Julie Marie Jones Leach
Gender: Female
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: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Wife of Bill Leach.

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres United States USA 7

Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
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
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