Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
Swimming 100 metres Backstroke
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay


United States of America
173 cm / 5'8''
61 kg / 134 pounds
Birth date
17 Jul 1948 Stockton, United States of America

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Cathy FERGUSON biography

Cathy Ferguson was one of six world record holders in the 100m backstroke final at the 1964 Olympics. She proved to be the best of this distinguished field by taking the gold medal with a new record of 1:07.7. Having set a world record over 200m the previous month, she thus became the record holder at both backstroke distances. She also set two world records in the medley relay the second of these coming at the Tokyo Olympics where she was a member of the winning U.S. team. Miss Ferguson swam for the Los Angeles AC, setting seven U.S. records in addition to her four world bests and winning 10 AAU titles. She later became Mrs. Larry Brennan and, in addition to raising three children, coached swimming at the high school and club level in California.