Chris VON SALTZA

États-Unis d'Amérique USA

Natation

  • Médailles
    3 O
    1 A
  • Participations
    1
  • Première participation
    Rome 1960
  • Année de naissance
    1944
Résultats olympiques

Biographie

Chris VON SALTZA

After winning five golds at the 1959 Pan American Games, 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle (with Molly Botkin, Joan Spillane, and Shirley Stobs), 4×100 m medley (with Carin Cone and the non-Olympians Anne Bancroft and Becky Collins), Chris von Saltza lived up to her advance billing by taking three Olympic golds in 1960. Her 400 m freestyle victory ended the long-standing Australian domination of this event, but her victory at Rome was not unexpected because at the U.S. Trials she had set a world record of 4:44.5 to become the first American woman to break the five-minute barrier. Von Saltza swam for the Santa Clara SC and led them to many team victories at the nationals, in addition to winning 19 individual AAU titles. After she retired from competitive swimming, she entered Stanford, majoring in Asian history. In 1963-64, while on a state department grant, she served as a coach/consultant in Asia with the American Specialist Program. She later taught swimming in Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Von Saltza later served the U.S. women's swim team as an assistant coach/chaperone at the 1968 Olympics. Her business career was as a systems engineer for IBM for 30 years, and later with her own technology and business consulting company. Miss Von Saltza was more properly the Baroness von Saltza as her grandfather, Count Philip, came to America at the turn of the century and she is still recognized by her titled name in the Who's Who of Swedish Nobility.

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Rome 1960

A
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
O
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
O
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming