Tiffany Cohen

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Tiffany Cohen
Personal information
Full name Tiffany Lisa Cohen
National team United States
Born (1966-06-11) June 11, 1966 (age 51)
Culver City, California
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly
Club Mission Viejo Nadadores
College team University 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