Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
Swimming 100 metres Backstroke
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

Lynn Edythe BURKE

United States of America
173 cm / 5'8''
61 kg / 134 pounds
Birth date
22 Mar 1943 New York, United States of America

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Lynn Edythe BURKE biography

After an interval of 28 years, Lynn Burke of the Santa Clara Swim Club brought the women’s Olympic 100m backstroke title back to America. Her many other interests restricted her career as a top-flight swimmer, but she won four AAU individual titles and two in the relays. In 1960 she lowered the world 100m backstroke record four times within the space of three months. Lynn Burke later became a successful New York model, author, and business woman, and raised three children.