Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
#4 Swimming 100 metres Freestyle
#AC r2/2 Swimming 100 metres Butterfly
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

Carolyn Virginia WOOD

United States of America
167 cm / 5'6''
60 kg / 132 pounds
Birth date
18 Dec 1945 Portland, United States of America

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Carolyn Virginia WOOD biography

Carolyn Wood represented the Multnomah AC in her home town of Portland. She competed in four events at the 1960 Olympics, when still only 14 years old. In the 100m freestyle she placed fourth, but in the 100m butterfly final she was forced to give up when she swallowed water near the turn. She swam in the medley relay though only in the heats, but in the freestyle relay she won a well-deserved gold medal.