Virginia Ruth DUENKEL

United States of America USA


  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results


Virginia Ruth DUENKEL

Having set a world 100m backstroke record 18 days earlier, Ginny Duenkel was one of six world-record holders in the 1964 Olympic final. In a desperately close finish, she placed third behind Cathy Ferguson, the holder of the 200m world record, and France’s Kiki Caron, a former holder of the 100m record. Ginny Duenkel then went into the 400m freestyle as the American third-string. She reversed the results of the U.S. trials by taking the gold medal, but missed the world record held by her teammate, Marilyn Ramenofsky, who finished second.

Olympic Results

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Tokyo 1964

400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming