June Croft

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June Croft
Personal information
Full nameJune Alexandra Croft
National teamGreat Britain
Born (1963-06-17) 17 June 1963 (age 56)
Ashton-in-Makerfield, England
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubWigan Swim Club

June Alexandra Croft (born 17 June 1963) is an English former freestyle swimmer.

Swimming career[edit]

Croft represented Great Britain at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1980. At her Olympic debut in Moscow, she won the silver medal in the women's 4×100-metre medley relay, followed by the bronze medal in the women's 400-metre freestyle four years later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

She represented England and won five medals at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; triple gold in the 100 and 200 metres freestyle and 4x100 metres relay, a silver in the medley relay and a bronze in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay.[1] Eight years later she represented England and won a silver and bronze in the freestyle relays events, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3]

She is a four times consecutive winner of the ASA National British Championships title over 100 metres freestyle (1980-1983),[4][5][6][7]twice the 200 metres freestyle champion in 1982 and 1983, the 400 metres freestyle champion in 1982 and the 200 metres medley champion in 1982.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "Hennessy, John. "Swimming." Times, 26 May 1980, p. 11". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ "Still, Athole. "Swimming." Times, 10 Aug. 1981, p. 12". Times Digital Archive.
  6. ^ ""Miss Croft's victory of mixed emotions." Times, 23 Aug. 1982, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  7. ^ "Still, Athole. "Hardcastle on song in medley." Times, 25 July 1983, p. 21". Times Digital Archive.
  8. ^ ""Miss Croft's victory of mixed emotions." Times, 23 Aug. 1982, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  9. ^ "Still, Athole. "Hardcastle on song in medley." Times, 25 July 1983, p. 21". Times Digital Archive.
  10. ^ "Still, Athole. "Swimming." Times, 20 Aug. 1982, p. 20". Times Digital Archive.