Tiffany Cohen

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Tiffany Cohen
Personal information
Full nameTiffany Lisa Cohen
National teamUnited States
Born (1966-06-11) June 11, 1966 (age 52)
Culver City, California
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight139 lb (63 kg)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubMission Viejo Nadadores
College teamUniversity of Texas

Tiffany Lisa Cohen (born June 11, 1966) is an American former swimmer who was a double gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics (400-meter and 800-meter freestyle).

Cohen is Jewish.[1][2]

In 1982, she won the U.S. National Championship in the 500-, 1,000-, and 1650-yard freestyle, and finished third in the 400-meter freestyle at the FINA World Aquatics Championships.[3][4]

In the 1986 championships, Cohen won the 400- and 800-meter freestyles and the 200-meter butterfly.[1][2] She retired in 1987, [3] after finishing second to Janet Evans in the 400- and 800-meter races at the 1987 national outdoor meet.

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1996.[5]

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  1. ^ Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. p. 211. ISBN 9781903900871. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  2. ^ Mayer, P.Y. (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: sport : a springboard for minorities. Vallentine Mitchell. ISBN 9780853034513. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  3. ^ "Tiffany Cohen | Jewish Virtual Library". Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  4. ^ Lilo L. Waxman (June 2008). "A German-Jewish Refugee Finds Love and a Home in New Mexico" (PDF). Legacy. New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. 22 (2). Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  5. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Tiffany Cohen (USA). Retrieved March 15, 2015.

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Preceded by

Tracy Caulkins
Swimming World
American Swimmer of the Year

Succeeded by

Tracy Caulkins