Christine M. Ahmann-Leighton (born May 20, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
|Full name||Christine M. Ahmann-Leighton|
|Born||May 20, 1970|
Yankton, South Dakota
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg)|
|College team||University of Arizona|
Ahmann-Leighton attended the University of Arizona from 1988 to 1992, where she swam for the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. She won NCAA national championships in the 100-yard butterfly in 1991 and 1992.
She competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where she received three medals. She won a gold medal by swimming the butterfly leg for the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay. Together with relay teammates Lea Loveless (backstroke), Anita Nall (breaststroke), and Jenny Thompson (freestyle), she set a new world record of 4:02.54 in the event final. Ahmann-Leighton received another gold medal for swimming for the winning U.S. team in preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, she also received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 100-meter butterfly, recording a time of 58.74 seconds in the event final.
- "Where Are They Now? Crissy Ahmann-Perham Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine," ArizonaWildcats.com (October 16, 2008). Retrieved November 11, 2009.
- HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2012-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
- databaseOlympics.com, 1992 Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Swimming. Retrieved October 31, 2012.