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Catherine L. CARR

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
SwimmingSwimming
Olympic Medals
2G
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesMunich 1972
Year of Birth1954

Biography

Cathy Carr, an 18-year-old from Highland High School in Albuquerque, won the 1972 AAU 100 m breaststroke and then took the Olympic title by defeating the veteran 1964 champion, Galina Stepanova-Prozumenshchikova of the USSR. Carr set a world record of 1:13.58 to better Catie Ball’s four-year-old world best of 1:14.2 and earned a share of a second world record as a member of the winning medley relay team. Carr trained for the Olympics at the Coronado Swim Club under former men’s gold medalist, Mike Troy.

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