Jenny Kemp

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Jenny Kemp
Jenny Kemp 1972.jpg
Kemp in 1972
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Jo Kemp
Nickname(s) "Jenny"
National team United States
Born (1955-05-28) May 28, 1955 (age 63)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club Cincinnati Marlins
College team University of Cincinnati

Jennifer Jo Kemp (born May 28, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. At the 1972 Olympics she won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, setting a world record, and reached semifinals of the individual 100-meter freestyle event.[2]

Kemp initially specialized in the backstroke before changing to freestyle in 1971. Next year she won the 100 m AAU title.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jenny Kemp". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ 1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. – (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)