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Molly Botkin

Full name: Molly Ray Botkin (-Rossiter, -Trees)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: August 26, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Molly Botkin was the daughter of Perry Botkin, a pioneer among stringed instrument musicians for radio, movies, and television. Perry Botkin played banjo, ukulele, and guitar from the 1920s-1960s on many radio shows, record albums and movie soundtracks, and recorded with most of the greats of his day, including spending 20 years as Bing Crosby’s guitar accompanist and musical arranger.

As a result, Molly Botkin grew up in Hollywood and represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC). Her greatest meet was at the 1959 Pan American Games where she won a gold with the 4x100 freestyle relay, silver in the 100 freestyle, and a bronze in the 100 fly. In 1957 she won an AAU title with the LAAC in the outdoors 4x110 yard free relay. Botkin also won the 1957 AAU indoors in the 100 yard freestyle.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Summer 16 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 1:02.9 4:18.9 1
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