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Janis Hape

Full name: Janis Lynn Hape (-Dowd)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: March 10, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Totem Lake Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Janis Hape was a breaststroker who competed at the 1976 Olympics while still in high school, but later swam for the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1980. She survived a health scare just before she turned 30, when she was discovered to have a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her chest, but this responded to chemotherapy. Hape later married and had three children as Janis Dowd. She also ran and managed several exercise clubs for 11 years. A meet is held in her honor at UNC, the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 5 h5 r1/2

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 5 2:45.57 37.81 4 1:20.36 5 2:02.89 5 42.55 (5) 42.53 (5) 42.68 (4)
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