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Cindy Stinger

Full name: Cynthia Esther "Cindy" Stinger
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 9, 1958 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Handball

Biography

Cindy Stinger was an all-around sports star at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia, winning nine varsity letters – four in hockey (field), four in basketball, and one in softball. She was named the school’s Athlete of the Year in 1979 and 1981 and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame, the first female inducted. Stinger was asked to try out for the US handball team and eventually played for the US at the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympics. She became the US handball player of the year in 1978, 1982-83 and 1987. Stinger was named the MVP of the gold medal winning US team at the 1987 Pan American Games where she was honored by being asked to recite the Athletes’ Oath at the Opening Ceremony.

Stinger went on to work for the US Olympic Committee for many years, starting out working with the drug control program from 1987-96. She later became manager of youth and community programs, and eventually manager of the US Olympians Association for the USOC. She has also served as a board member with Sportswomen of Colorado, and a board member and treasurer of the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball Women's Handball United States USA 5
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Handball Women's Handball United States USA 7
1992 Summer 34 Barcelona Handball Women's Handball United States USA 6

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G W S E DQ AST
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #3 1 1984-08-01 USA 25, CHN 22 7 1 1 0 0
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #6 2 1984-08-03 KOR 29, USA 27 6 0 1 0 0
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #9 2 1984-08-05 YUG 33, USA 20 11 1 0 0 0
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #12 2 1984-08-07 FRG 18, USA 17 5 1 1 0 0
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #13 1 1984-08-09 USA 25, AUT 21 10 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1988-09-21 YUG 19, USA 18 2
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #3 2 1988-09-23 TCH 33, USA 19 0
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 2 1988-09-25 KOR 24, USA 18 0
1992 Summer 34 Barcelona Handball United States USA Final Round Match 5/6 2 1992-08-08 AUT 26, USA 17 0 1
1992 Summer 34 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1992-07-30 EUN 23, USA 16 0 0
1992 Summer 34 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1992-08-01 GER 32, USA 16 0 0
1992 Summer 34 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1992-08-03 USA 23, NGR 21 0 0
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