Lynn Burke in 1960
|Full name||Lynn Edythe Burke|
|National team||United States|
March 22, 1943 |
New York, New York
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||134 lb (61 kg)|
|Club||Santa Clara Swim Club|
Lynn Edythe Burke (born March 22, 1943), also known by her married name Lynn McConville, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. She competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she won the gold medal in women's 100-meter backstroke in a new Olympic record time of 1:09.3. She won a second gold medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay, together with teammates Patty Kempner (breaststroke), Carolyn Schuler (butterfly), and Chris von Saltza (freestyle). The U.S medley relay team set a new world record in the event final of 4:41.1.
Burke was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1978. After retiring from competition, she became a model, author and business woman in New York. She has three children.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- World record progression 200 metres backstroke
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
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