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Sharon Stouder

Full name: Sharon Marie Stouder (-Clark)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 9, 1948 in Altadena, California, United States
Died: June 23, 2013
Affiliations: Commerce Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Fifteen-year-old Sharon Stouder from Glendora High School in California was the surprise swimmer of the 1964 Olympics. She was the unexpected winner of the 100m butterfly, defeating the highly favored Ada Kok, and depriving the Dutch girl of her world record in the bargain. In the 100m freestyle she nearly caused even a greater upset, finishing only 0.4 seconds down to the great Dawn Fraser. In taking the silver medal she became the second woman to break the one-minute barrier. She won two more gold medals in the relays, picking up world record shares in both events. Her other successes included a gold medal in the medley relay at the 1963 Pan-American Games and, at the 1964 AAU outdoor championships, she won the 100m freestyle and both butterfly events, bettering her own world record in the 200 fly.

Stouder would later graduate from Stanford and became a member of the Stanford (1997) and International Swim (1972) Halls of Fame. In 1984 she was honored by Stanford by lighting the Olympic Torch at the Stanford Stadium for the soccer events that were held there.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 2 59.9
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:01.4
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:02.3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:03.8 1:01.2 1:01.2

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:04.7
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:05.6
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 1:07.0

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:33.9 1:06.1 3:33.0
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