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Candy Costie

Full name: Candace "Candy" Costie (-Burke, -Merrill)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: March 12, 1963 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Arizona Wildcats, Tucson (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Doug Burke.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Candy Costie formed a dominant duet in synchronized swimming with [Tracy Ruiz]. They competed together for 10 years and failed to win only two meets – taking silver at the 1980 US Nationals and the 1982 World Championships. They were gold medalists at the 1983 Pan American Games and also won an NCAA title together at the University of Arizona. Together they competed for a few years in professional water shows as a synchronized pair. Costie married US water polo Olympian [Doug Burke] although they later divorced. She re-married, to Fred Merrill, with whom she started a real estate company, Merrill Companies. She also became involved in art, and started her own studio, the Desert Fish, in Arizona. Costie is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming Women's Solo United States USA AC r1/3 DNQ
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming Women's Duet United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Solo

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming United States Figures 5 93.700

Women's Duet

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank PTS
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming United States USA Tracie Ruiz-Conforto Final 1
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming United States USA Tracie Ruiz-Conforto Qualifying 1 QU
1984 Summer 21 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming United States USA Tracie Ruiz-Conforto Figures 1 93.700
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