Teran Matthews

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Teran Matthews
Personal information
Full name Teran Matthews
National team  St. Vincent
Born (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980 (age 38)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Teran Matthews (born February 14, 1980) is a former swimmer from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Matthews competed only in the women's 50 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She received a ticket from FINA, under a Universality program, in an entry time of 31.87.[2] She challenged six other swimmers in heat two, including Cambodia's two-time Olympian Hem Raksmey and Maldives' 13-year-old Fariha Fathimath. Diving in with a 0.94-second deficit, she scorched the field with a quick pace to a fifth-seeded time of 31.87 and slash off her entry standard by 16-hundredths of a second. Matthews failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed sixty-seventh overall in the prelims.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Teran Matthews". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 164. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Women's 50m Freestyle)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming Results (September 22, 2000)". Sydney 2000. ESPN. Retrieved 14 June 2013.