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Carin Alice Cone (born April 18, 1940), also known by her married name Carin Cone Vanderbush, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Carin Cone
Carin Cone 1957.jpg
Carin Cone in 1957
Personal information
Full nameCarin Alice Cone
National team United States
Born (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 79)
Huntington, New York, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)

She competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, where she won a silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke, having the same time (1:12.9 – new world record) as Judy Grinham who was judged as winner.[2] She also won two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago.[3]

Cone set seven backstroke world records during her career. In 1984 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[4]

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carin Cone". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "1956 Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Swimming" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ "Swimming – Pan American Games – Women: 100 m Backstroke" Archived March 28, 2008, at the Wayback (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carin Cone (USA). Retrieved on April 13, 2015.