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Pam Rai

Full name: Pamela Leila "Pam" Rai
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: March 29, 1966 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Hyack Swim Club, New Westminster (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Pam Rai took up swimming at the age of six and came under the tutelage of three-time Olympian Ron Jacks three years later. By 1980 she was skilled enough to qualify for that year’s Summer Olympics, but stayed at home after Canada joined the boycott of those Games. After several years of success on the international scene, she won one of her most important medals, silver in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay, at the 1983 Pan American Games. Her next stop was the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she captured bronze in the 4x100 m medley relay (with Reema Abdo, Michelle MacPherson, and Anne Ottenbrite) and placed fifth in the 4x100 m freestyle relay (alongside Jane Kerr, Carol Klimpel, Cheryl McArton, and Maureen New) and twelfth in the 100 metre freestyle event.

Rai entered the University of Victoria in 1984, for which she would set five national university records and be named 1985 Canadian University Swimmer of the Year. She remained active on the international scene, earning silver in the 4x100 m freestyle relay at the 1985 Pan Pacific Championships and gold in the same event at the 1986 Commonwealth Games (with Kerr, Patricia Noall, and Andrea Nugent), the latter of which was won with a national and Commonwealth record. After failing to medal at that year’s World Championships, she retired from active competition to complete her schooling. She has been inducted into the British Columbia Sports, University of Victoria Vikes, and British Columbia Swimming Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Canada CAN 12
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Canada CAN 5
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Canada B Final 4 57.56
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Canada Round One Heat Four 3 QC 57.41

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Canada CAN Final 5 3:49.50 57.70 57.70

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Canada CAN Final 3 4:12.98 56.64 4:12.98
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:15.70 56.70 4:15.70