Martha Irene Randall (born June 12, 1948) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.
Randall at the 1964 Olympics
|Full name||Martha Irene Randall|
|National team||United States|
|Born||June 12, 1948|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||126 lb (57 kg)|
|Club||Vesper Boat Club|
As a 16-year-old, Randall competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan. She received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the 400-meter individual medley, finishing in 5:24.2. The U.S. women's team swept the 400-meter event with Randall's fellow American teammates, Donna de Varona and Sharon Finneran, who finished first and second.
Randall helped set a new world record time of 4:34.6 in the 4×100-meter medley relay as a member of a U.S. team that included Cathy Ferguson, Cynthia Goyette, and Kathy Ellis on September 28, 1964. The record was broken twenty days later by another U.S. team at the 1964 Olympics.
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- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Martha Randall. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved October 16, 2012.