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Ginny Duenkel

Full name: Virginia Ruth "Ginny" Duenkel
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: March 7, 1947 in Orange, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Summit YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Having set a world 100m backstroke record 18 days earlier, Ginny Duenkel was one of six world-record holders in the 1964 Olympic final. In a desperately close finish, she placed third behind [Cathy Ferguson], the holder of the 200m world record, and France’s [Kiki Caron], a former holder of the 100m record. Ginny Duenkel then went into the 400m freestyle as the American third-string. She reversed the results of the U.S. trials by taking the gold medal, but missed the world record held by her teammate, [Marilyn Ramenofsky], who finished second.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 OR 4:43.3 1:06.8 3 2:20.0 1 3:32.4 1 1:13.2 (1) 1:12.4 (1) 1:10.9 (1)
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 4:48.6 1:06.3 1 2:19.7 1 3:34.5 1 1:13.4 (1) 1:14.8 (1) 1:14.1 (1)

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 3 1:08.0
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 Q/OR 1:08.9
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