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Keena Rothhammer

Full name: Keena Ruth Rothhammer (-Weisbly)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: February 26, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Keena Rothhammer was a highly talented and versatile swimmer, but one who was also rather inconsistent. She went to the München Olympics as the U.S. third-string for the 800m freestyle, but won the gold medal with a new world record; she had been top U.S. qualifier for the 400m free but finished only in sixth place; and only in the 200m freestyle, where she finished as second American, did she confirm her form of the U.S. Trials. Rothhammer proved to be equally unpredictable at the 1973 World Championships. Although she was the reigning Olympic champion, she failed to win a medal in the 800m; in the 200m she was the U.S. second choice, but won the World Championship; and in the 400m, in which she was the current world record holder, she lost to her teammate, Heather Greenwood. Rothhammer retired after that year and attended Southern Cal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 6
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Women's 800 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Final 3 2:04.92
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 2:07.48

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Final 6 4:24.22
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 4:24.82

Women's 800 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Final 1 WR 8:53.68
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 8:59.69
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