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Joan Spillane

Full name: Joan Arlene Spillane
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: January 31, 1943 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Houston Dad's Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

After taking the silver medal in the 100 m freestyle and the gold in the 4×100 m freestyle (with Molly Botkin, Shirley Stobs, and Chris von Saltza) at the 1959 Pan American Games, Joan Spillane placed third at the 1960 U.S. Final Trials but only swam in the relays at the Rome Olympics. She competed in the heats of the medley relay and the final of the freestyle relay where, swimming the first stage, she put the U.S. on their way to the gold medals and a new world record.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:08.9 1:02.5 1:02.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:49.3 1:03.7 4:49.3
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