Martha Randall

Martha Irene Randall (born June 12, 1948) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Martha Randall
Randall at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMartha Irene Randall
National teamUnited States
Born (1948-06-12) June 12, 1948
Chicago, Illinois
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
StrokesIndividual medley
ClubVesper 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Martha Randall. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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