Sharon Marie Stouder (November 9, 1948 – June 23, 2013), also known by her married name Sharon Stouder Clark, was an American competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in four events.
|Full name||Sharon Marie Stouder|
|National team||United States|
|Born||November 9, 1948|
|Died||June 23, 2013(aged 64)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||134 lb (61 kg)|
|Club||Commerce Swim Club|
As a 15-year-old, she won three gold medals and one silver at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She won the women's 100-meter butterfly, and was a member of the winning U.S. teams in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and the women's 4×100-meter medley relay. She also took second place in the women's 100-meter freestyle, finishing behind Australian Dawn Fraser, for a total of four medals.
Stouder swam sprint butterfly and sprint freestyle. She was the second woman in history to go under the one-minute barrier in the 100-meter freestyle, the event she got her silver medal in at the 1964 Olympics. In 1964 she twice broke the world record in the women's 200-meter butterfly.
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- Braden Keith, "Queen of 1964 Olympics Sharon Stouder Passes Away at 64," SwimSwam.com (July 10, 2013). Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Sharon Stouder. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Sharon stouder (USA). Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Former resident Sharon Stouder Clark set the bar for female Olympians," Los Altos Town Crier (July 24, 2013). Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sharon Stouder". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
- Sharon Stouder (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
- Image of U.S. Olympic swimmers Cathy Ferguson, Sharon Stouder and Claudia Kolb at LA Swim Stadium, California, 1964. Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive (Collection 1429). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.