Kiki Caron

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Kiki Caron
Christine Caron 1966b.jpg
Christine Caron in 1966
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Representing  France
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo 100 m backstroke
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1966 Utrecht 100 m backstroke

Christine "Kiki" Caron (born 10 July 1948 in Paris) is a French former backstroke swimmer. She won the silver medal in 100 m backstroke at the 1964 Summer Olympics and the gold medal in the same event at the 1966 European Aquatics Championships. She also participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics where she was the first woman to carry the French flag at the opening ceremony.[1] During her swimming career she won 29 national swimming titles.[2] Her elder sister Annie was also a swimmer and competed at the 1960 Olympics.[3]

After retiring from swimming she acted in two films: Le lys de mer (1969) and Violentata sulla sabbia (1971).[4] In 1998, Caron was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[5] In 2005, she was named Chevalier de la Legion of Honour.[2] During the next year she published an autobiography titled Kiki with a preface written by Johnny Hallyday.[6]


  1. ^ Laura Flessel pique le drapeau. Metro (2012-05-14, in French)
  2. ^ a b Rencontre avec Kiki Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ "Kiki Caron". sports-reference. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^ Kiki Caron.
  5. ^ "Christine "Kiki" Caron (FRA)". International Swimming Hall of Fame. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ Christine Caron (2006). Kiki. Jacob-Duvernet. ISBN 978-2-84724-132-7. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
Christine Caron in 1966