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Nancy Simons

Full name: Nancy Joan Simons (-Peterson)
Gender: Female
Born: May 20, 1938 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Town Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Nancy Simons was a student at Northwestern and also competed for the Chicago Town Club. In the 1956 Olympics she was eliminated in the semi-finals of the individual 100 m freestyle. She then joined the relay team that bettered the world record in the Olympic final, but still finished two seconds down to the Australian quartette. Although she never won an AAU title, she set a U.S. long-course record for the 400 m freestyle in 1954.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 5 h2 r2/3
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 1:06.1
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:06.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming United States USA Final 2 4:19.2 1:04.6 3:14.8
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:27.3 1:05.5 2:13.4