Jane Barkman

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Jane Barkman
Personal information
Full name Jane Louise Barkman
Nationality  United States
Born (1951-09-20) September 20, 1951 (age 63)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Vesper Boat Club

Jane Louise Barkman (born September 20, 1951) is an American former swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Barkman represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Linda Gustavson, Sue Pedersen and Jan Henne.[2] She and her relay teammates set a new Olympic record of 4:02.5 in the event final.[3] Individually, she also received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the women's 200-meter freestyle.[4] Barkman finished behind Debbie Meyer and Jan Henne, completing an American sweep of the event.[5]

Four years later at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, she was also part of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay, including Sandy Neilson, Jenny Kemp and Shirley Babashoff.[6] Neilson, Kemp, Barkman and Babashoff set a new world record of 3:55.19 in the final, narrowly edging the East German team.[7]

Barkman was formerly the coach of the Princeton Tigers women's swimming and diving team at Princeton University. She is the mother of two sons and a daughter. She now resides in a small town in Pennsylvania and is a kindergarten teacher.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jane Barkman. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games, Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Final. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  5. ^ databaseOlympics.com, 1968 Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico, Swimming. Retrieved on October 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 Munchen Summer Games, United States Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games, Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Final. Retrieved October 21, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Jane Barkman – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com