Lynn Burke

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Lynn Burke
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Ria van Velsen, Lynn Burke and Satoko Tanaka at the 1960 Olympics.
Personal information
Full name Lynn Edythe Burke
Nationality  United States
Born (1943-03-22) March 22, 1943 (age 71)
New York, New York
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club Santa Clara Swim Club

Lynn Edythe Burke (born March 22, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. She competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she won the gold medal in women's 100-meter backstroke in a new Olympic record time of 1:09.3. She won a second gold medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay, together with teammates Patty Kempner (breaststroke), Carolyn Schuler (butterfly), and Chris von Saltza (freestyle). The U.S medley relay team set a new world record in the event final of 4:41.1.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Swimming" (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)

External links[edit]

  • Lynn Burke – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Lynn Burke (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame