Wendy Weinberg

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Wendy Weinberg
Personal information
Full name Wendy Weinberg
National team United States
Born (1958-06-27) June 27, 1958 (age 58)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Homewood Aquatics Club
College team University of Virginia
University of North Carolina

Wendy Weinberg (born June 27, 1958) is an American former competition swimmer who was an Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and Maccabiah Games medalist.[1]

At the 1973 Maccabiah Games, she won a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle.[2] She won a total of four gold medals in the 1973 Maccabiah Games.[3][4]

In 1975, she established an American record in the 200-meter butterfly, swimming it in 2:18.2 at the West German Bremen Swimfest.[1] That year she also won a gold medal and set a new Pan American Games record in Mexico City in the 800-meter freestyle, winning it in 9:05.47.[1]

Weinberg represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. She won a bronze medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle for placing third (8:42.60), following East German Petra Thumer (8:37.14), and American teammate Shirley Babashoff (8:37.59).[1][5]

At the 1977 Maccabiah Games (the "Jewish Olympics"), Weinberg – who is Jewish[1][5][6][7] – won six gold medals and two silver medals.[8][9][10] Among her golds was a win in the 200-meter freestyle (in 2:08.96), the 200-meter butterfly, the 400-meter freestyle,[11] and a win in the 4×100-meter medley relay team which she was captain of (in 4:10.09).[9][12][13] One silver was in the 100-yard freestyle.[13]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Bob Wechsler. Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Swedish Star Wins 7th Gold". Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Swim Across America: Wendy Weinberg Weil
  4. ^ Frank R. Comfort
  5. ^ a b Joseph Siegman. Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum (2007). Encyclopaedia Judaica. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Olympic Games". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Weinberg captures six gold medals, two silvers in Maccabiah Games". The Baltimore Sun. July 19, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Bergman Captures Third Gold Medal". July 16, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sports in the United States". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Athletes Excel at Games in Israel". The New York Times. July 14, 1977. 
  12. ^ ".". Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Weinberg wins gold medal, silver in Maccabiah Games". The Baltimore Sun. July 14, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 

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