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Karen Josephson

Full name: Karen Julia Josephson
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: January 10, 1964 in Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Related Olympians: Twin sister of Sarah Josephson.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Karen Josephson and her twin sister, [Sarah], made a formidable duet in synchronized swimming, competing at three Olympic Games and winning multiple international medals. Karen competed at two Olympic Games as a duet with her sister in 1988-92. Together they won duet gold at the 1992 Olympics, 1991 World Championships, 1991 Pan Pacific Championships, 1991 World Cups, and at the 1987 Pan American Games. To this they added duet silvers at the 1988 Olympics, 1986 Worlds, and the 1985 and 1987 World Cups. Karen also won team gold medals at the 1991 World Championships, 1991 Pan Pacs, and the 1987 Pan Ams. Karen and Sarah were seven-times US Champions in the Duet. Together they also won nine NCAA Championships.

Karen Josephson graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in biochemistry in 1985. Both sisters attended medical school but dropped out after two semesters. Karen is a member of The Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame (1993), and the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1997).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Women's Solo United States USA AC r1/3 DNQ
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming Women's Duet United States USA 2 Silver
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming Women's Solo United States USA AC r1/3 DNQ
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming Women's Duet United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Solo

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming United States Figures 4 97.367
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming United States Figures 3 92.564

Women's Duet

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank PTS
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Final 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Qualifying 2 QU
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Figures 2 QU 97.367
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Final 1
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Qualifying 1 QU
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Synchronized Swimming United States USA Sarah Josephson Figures 1 QU 92.564
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