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Lynn Colella

Full name: Lynn Ann Colella
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: June 13, 1950 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Cascade Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Sister of Rick Colella.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Lynn Colella started competitive swimming at the age of 10 and her first international success came in 1971 when she won two golds and a bronze at the Pan-American Games. After her silver medal at the Olympics she placed third in both the 200m breaststroke and 200m butterfly at the 1973 World Championships. Her younger brother, [Rick Colella], won four Pan-American Games gold medals and joined his sister on the 1972 Olympic team. Aided by a scholarship from the Phillips Petroleum Co., Lynn earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, where she later pursued postgraduate studies.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Final 2 2:16.34
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:18.80
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