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Catherine Menges

Full name: Catherine Ann Menges (-Zagunis)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: September 9, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Wife of Robert Zagunis; Mother of Mariel Zagunis.


Prior to the 1976 Olympics Catherine Menges competed at the 1974 and 1975 World Championships, rowing in an eight in 1974 and the coxed four in 1975. She attended Connecticut College, graduating in 1974, where she competed in both rowing and swimming. Menges was later inducted into the Connecticut College Hall of Fame. She rowed for Vesper Boat Club in 1976, while she was attending nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a BSN degree in 1977. Menges married [Robert Zagunis], who rowed men’s coxed fours at the 1976 Olympics. Their daughter, [Mariel Zagunis], became a fencer, competing at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, winning two golds and one silver medal.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Rowing Women's Coxed Fours United States USA 6

Women's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 3:56.50
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 3:32.77
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