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Babashoff, Shirley

Born: 1957 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete

Shirley Babashoff is a former swimmer from the United States.

 

1957 – Shirley Babashoff was born in Whittier, California.

 

1972 – Won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle relay in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.

 

1975 – Gold medal for 400 meter freestyle relay.

 

1976 – Summer Olympics in Montreal, she took a silver medal in four events as the competition was dominated by the East German swimmers.

 

1982 – She was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

 

         – Referred to as "Surly Shirley" because of her public accusations of cheating by the East German swimmers.

 

         – Her brother Jack Babashoff was also an Olympic swimmer.

 

Long after her Olympic career ended, she became a single mother and took a job with the United States Post Office delivering mail in Orange County, California.