Crissy Ahmann-Leighton

Christine M. Ahmann-Leighton (born May 20, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Crissy Ahmann-Leighton
Personal information
Full nameChristine M. Ahmann-Leighton
National team United States
Born (1970-05-20) May 20, 1970
Yankton, South Dakota
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight115 lb (52 kg)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
College teamUniversity of Arizona

Ahmann-Leighton attended the University of Arizona from 1988 to 1992,[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

See also


  1. "Where Are They Now? Crissy Ahmann-Perham Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine," (October 16, 2008). Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  2., Sports History, NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2012-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  3., 1992 Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Swimming. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
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