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Cathy Marino-Geers

Full name: Cathy Jean Marino-Geers (-Bradford)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 13, 1957 in Houston, Texas, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Cathy Marino-Geers paddled at both the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. Marino-Geers was an 8-time National Champion in kayaking. She also competed at both the 1983 and 1992 World Championships. Even while competing Marino-Geers had a career as a firefighter. She was the first female to graduate from the Santa Ana College Fire Academy in 1981. In May 1981 she became the first female firefighter for the city of Orange, California, and became the first female firefighter for the city of Long Beach, California in December 1986. She was promoted to fire captain in 2000 but retired from injuries in 2003.

Marino-Geers was President of the SoCal Olympians, a regional chapter of the US Olympians, an alumni organization. She has also been on the board of the non-profit Olympians for Olympians Fund (OORF), which assists US Olympians who are in need of financial assistance. Marino-Geers was also vice-president of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, whose mission is to bring the Games back to Los Angeles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 7
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres United States USA 9
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 5 h2 r2/3
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres United States USA 7

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Sheila Conover Final Round 1988-09-30
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Sheila Conover Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-28
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Sheila Conover Round One Heat Two 1988-09-26
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Traci Phillips Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-05
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Traci Phillips Round One Heat Three 1992-08-03

Women's Kayak Fours, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Repêchage 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat One 1988-09-27
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Final Round 1992-08-08
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat One 1992-08-04
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