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Jane Louise Barkman (born September 20, 1951), also known by her married name Jane Brown, is an American former swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Jane Barkman
Personal information
Full nameJane Louise Barkman
National teamUnited States
Born (1951-09-20) September 20, 1951 (age 67)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight134 lb (61 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubVesper Boat Club

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CareerEdit

Barkman represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Linda Gustavson, Sue Pedersen and Jan Henne.[2] She and her relay teammates set a new Olympic record of 4:02.5 in the event final.[3] Individually, she also received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the women's 200-meter freestyle.[4] Barkman finished behind Debbie Meyer and Jan Henne, completing an American sweep of the event.[5]

Four years later at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, she was also part of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, including Sandy Neilson, Jenny Kemp and Shirley Babashoff.[6] Neilson, Kemp, Barkman and Babashoff set a new world record of 3:55.19 in the final, narrowly edging the East German team.[7] Jane served as a Tri-Captain of the 1972 team and was a Torchbearer carrying the torch en route to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Barkman was formerly the coach of the Princeton Tigers women's swimming and diving team at Princeton University. She is the mother of two sons and a daughter. She now resides in a small town in Pennsylvania and is a kindergarten/first grade teacher.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jane Barkman Archived 2012-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games Archived 2012-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games, Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Final Archived 2012-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Freestyle Final Archived 2015-11-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  5. ^ databaseOlympics.com, 1968 Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico, Swimming. Retrieved on October 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 Munchen Summer Games, United States Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games, Women's 4 × 100 meters Freestyle Relay Final Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jane Barkman". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13.