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Linda Metheny

Full name: Linda Joan Metheny (-Mulvihill)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1 (156 cm)
Weight: 108 lbs (49 kg)
Born: August 12, 1947 in Olney, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: McKinley YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Linda Metheny competed at the 1964 Olympics and then enrolled at the University of Illinois. She won seven intercollegiate championships in the era before AIAW and NCAA competition, winning the all-around, beam and floor in 1968-69, and the beam in 1967. At the 1968 Olympics Metheny became the first American woman to make the finals of a gymnastics events, placing in a tie for fourth on the beam. At the Pan American Games, Metheny won 7 golds and 11 medals, including individual golds in all-around in 1967, floor exercises in 1967 and 1971, and vault and beam in 1967. She helped the US team to team gold medals both years. Metheny won 16 US Elite Championships, both in the AAU and USGF meets, winning the all-around at the AAUs in 1966 and 1968-72. She was coached by Dick Mulvihill and Metheny and Mulvihill married in 1973. Metheny-Mulvihill later became a judge both nationally and internationally, judging at four World Championships. She and her husband have operated the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (NAAG) in Eugene, Oregon since 1973. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1985.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 36
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 9
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 46 QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 56T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 19 QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 22T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 28
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 6
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 32 QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 31T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 34T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 4T
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 36
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 4
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 13T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 28T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 35 QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 35T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 36 73.998 37.032 36.966
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 28 74.00 37.65 36.35
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 36 36.250
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final 36 36.250 36.250 0.00
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying 26T QU 72.50 35.75 36.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 13T 18.50 9.15 9.35
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 28T 18.15 8.95 9.20
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Uneven Bars 35 18.35 9.25 9.10
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Balance Beam 35T 17.50 8.40 9.10

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 9
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 6
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 4

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 46 QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 46 18.333 9.133 9.200
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 32 QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 32 18.30 9.30 9.00
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 13T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 56T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 56T 18.266 9.333 8.933
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 31T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 31T 18.40 9.35 9.05
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 28T QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 19 QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 19 18.700 9.400 9.300
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 34T QR
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 34T 18.15 9.40 8.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 35 QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 22T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 22T 18.699 9.166 9.533
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final Standings 4T 19.225
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Final 4T 19.225 9.525 9.70
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Gymnastics United States Qualifying 3 QU 19.15 9.60 9.55
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 35T QR
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