Camille Wright

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Camille Wright
Camille Wright 1976.jpg
Wright at the 1976 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameCamille Wright
National teamUnited States
Born (1955-03-05) March 5, 1955 (age 63)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly
ClubLouisville Tarpons
College teamUniversity of Hawaii

Camille Wright Thompson (born March 5, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.

Wright won three gold medals at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, including the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly events, and as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay. At the 1975 World Aquatics Championships in Cali, Colombia, she receive a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay, and a bronze in the 100-meter butterfly.

Wright represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.[1] She received a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay, together with teammates Linda Jezek (backstroke), Lauri Siering (breaststroke), and Shirley Babashoff (freestyle).[1][2]

Individually, Wright also competed in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events at the 1976 Olympics. She finished fourth overall in the women's 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:01.41.[1][3] In the 200-meter butterfly, she recorded the tenth best overall time of 2:14.77, but did not advance to the event final.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Camille Wright. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Butterfly Final. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Butterfly Round One. Retrieved October 24, 2012.