Molly Botkin

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Molly Botkin
Molly Botkin and Jeff Farrell 1960.jpg
Molly Botkin (left) and Jeff Farrell at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Molly Ray Botkin
National team  United States
Born (1943-08-26) August 26, 1943 (age 74)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Los Angeles Athletic Club

Molly Ray Botkin (born August 26, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer and Pan American Games gold medalist.

A the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago, she won three medals, including a gold as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, she also received a silver for her second-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle, and a bronze for a third-place performance in the 100-meter butterfly.[1]

Botkin also represented the United States as a sixteen-year-old at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[2] She did not receive a medal, however, because only relay swimmers who competed in the event final were medal-eligible under the 1960 Olympic rules.


  1. ^ Molly Botkin.
  2. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 4×100 metres freestyle relay (heats)". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-05-03.