Martha Randall

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Martha Randall
Martha Randall 1964.jpg
Randall at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Martha Irene Randall
National team United States
Born (1948-06-12) June 12, 1948 (age 69)
Chicago, Illinois
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley
Club Vesper Boat Club

Martha Irene Randall (born June 12, 1948) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

As a 16-year-old, Randall competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan. She received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the 400-meter individual medley, finishing in 5:24.2.[1] The U.S. women's team swept the 400-meter event with Randall's fellow American teammates, Donna de Varona and Sharon Finneran, who finished first and second.[2]

Randall helped set a new world record time of 4:34.6 in the 4×100-meter medley relay as a member of a U.S. team that included Cathy Ferguson, Cynthia Goyette and Kathy Ellis on September 28, 1964. The record was broken twenty days later by another U.S. team at the 1964 Olympics.

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  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Martha Randall. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved October 16, 2012.