Jane Barkman

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Jane Barkman
Personal information
Full name Jane Louise Barkman
National team  United States
Born (1951-09-20) September 20, 1951 (age 64)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Vesper Boat Club

Jane Louise Barkman (born September 20, 1951), also known by her married name Jane Brown, 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 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-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 4×100-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