Linda Joan METHENY

United States of America USA

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1947
Olympic Results

Biography

Linda Joan METHENY

Linda Metheny competed at the 1964 Olympics and then enrolled at the University of Illinois. She won seven intercollegiate championships in the era before AIAW and NCAA competition, winning the all-around, beam and floor in 1968-69, and the beam in 1967. At the 1968 Olympics Metheny became the first American woman to make the finals of a gymnastics events, placing in a tie for fourth on the beam. At the Pan American Games, Metheny won 7 golds and 11 medals, including individual golds in all-around in 1967, floor exercises in 1967 and 1971, and vault and beam in 1967. She helped the US team to team gold medals both years. Metheny won 16 US Elite Championships, both in the AAU and USGF meets, winning the all-around at the AAUs in 1966 and 1968-72. She was coached by Dick Mulvihill and Metheny and Mulvihill married in 1973. Metheny-Mulvihill later became a judge both nationally and internationally, judging at four World Championships. She and her husband have operated the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (NAAG) in Eugene, Oregon since 1973. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1985.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#36
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
#4
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=13 QR
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#=28 QR
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#35 QR
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Gymnastics
#=35 QR
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

#28
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
#6
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#32 QR
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#=31 QR
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#=34 QR
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Gymnastics
#=4
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#36
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
#9
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#46 QR
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#=56 QR
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#19 QR
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Gymnastics
#=22 QR
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Gymnastics