Erika Hansen

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Erika Hansen
Personal information
Full name Erika Marie Hansen
National team  United States
Born (1970-03-08) March 8, 1970 (age 46)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle, individual medley
College team University of Georgia
University of Texas

Erika Marie Hansen (born March 9, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer and Pan Pacific Championships champion who represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics and 1992 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Hansen won a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the 1985 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.[3] She also received a silver medal for her second-place finish in the 200-meter butterfly, and a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the 200-meter individual medley.

She first attended the University of Georgia, but transferred to the University of Texas and swam for the Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team.[1]

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, she competed in the B Final of the women's 400-meter individual medley and finished in eleventh place overall with a time of 4:51.03. Four years later at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, she swam in the event final of the women's 400-meter freestyle and finished in fourth place with a time of 4:11.50. Hansen advanced to the final of the women's 800-meter freestyle, and recorded a time of 8:39.25 in a seventh-place performance. She also competed in the B Final of the women's 400-meter individual medley and finished tenth overall with a time of 4:48.37.[4]

Hansen has served as an assistant coach for the Florida Gators, USC Trojans, Maryland Terrapins, and UCLA Bruins women's swimming teams.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Knapp, Gwen (June 14, 1992). "For King Of Prussia Swimmer, A Stern Test Of Confidence Erika Hansen Is Preparing For Her Second Olympics. And She Is Already Exhausted.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Morkides, Chris (August 21, 1988). "King Of Prussia Swimmer Goes For Seoul Gold". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Biondi Captures 2nd Gold". Associated Press. Lexington Herald-Leader. August 17, 1985. 
  4. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Erika Hansen. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  5. ^, Women's Swimming and Diving, Erika Hansen-Stebbins. Retrieved October 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Erika Hansen – Olympic athlete profile at