Cathy Hearn competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics in K-1 slalom. She spent 27 years on the US national team, winning 10 World Championship medals. Hearn won two World golds in 1979 in K-1 and K-1 team. She also won three silvers and five bronzes at the Worlds between 1977-97. Hearn later became a kayaking coach, serving as technical director and Olympic coach for the Italian national team in 2003-04. She also coached for USA Canoe/Kayak starting in 2005.
Hearn was the sister of David Hearn, who competed at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics in whitewater events. She was briefly married to Lecky Haller, another Olympic whitewater paddler. Her second marriage to Heinz Röthenmund made her sister-in-law to Matthias Röthenmund, who competed for Switzerland at the Olympics in whitewater kayak. Cathy Hearn is a member of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame.
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