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Kim Peyton

Full name: Kimberley Marie "Kim" Peyton (-McDonald)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: January 26, 1957 in Hood River, Oregon, United States
Died: December 13, 1986 in Stanford, California, United States
Affiliations: David Douglas Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Drew McDonald.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Kim Peyton made her Olympic début in 1972 when she swam in the heats of the freestyle relay. Four years later, in Montréal, she won a gold medal in this event in addition to placing fourth in the 100m freestyle. For Kim Peyton, then an incoming freshman at Stanford, the 1976 Olympic relay was the highlight of her career. After a series of losses to the East Germans, the freestyle relay was America’s last chance for a gold medal in women’s swimming at the Montréal Games; with Peyton swimming the lead-off stage, the U.S. at last defeated the East Germans and took a full three seconds off the world record. At the Pan-American Games, she won the 100m and 200m freestyle in 1971 and, after defending her 200m title in 1975, won two more Pan-American golds as a member of the two relay teams. Peyton also won four AAU titles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States Final 4 56.81
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 56.89
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 2 QU 57.26

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:58.93 1:00.12 1:00.12
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:44.82 56.95 56.95
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 3:50.27 57.44 3:50.27
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