Kiki Caron

Christine " Kiki " Caron (* July 10, 1948 in Paris ) is a French former swimmer who belonged in the 1960s to back the best swimmers in the world.

On June 14, 1964 Kiki Caron undercutting in 1:08,6 minutes the world record in the 100 - meter backstroke distance. Before the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, the world record but was improved by Virginia conceit from the U.S. to 1:08,3 minutes. In the Olympic final, this record was the same undercut by three swimmers. The winner was Cathy Ferguson at 1:07,7 minutes before Caron in 1:07,9 minutes and conceit in 1:08,0 minutes.

1965 Caron won not only the French national championship, but also the national championships in the United States, Australia and Mexico, where they took each as a guest. At the European Championships in 1966 in Utrecht, she won also on the short distance back. 1968 at the Olympic Games in Mexico City she wore the first woman to the tricolor at the opening ceremony. However, you could qualify neither the short nor the first time in 1968 Olympic long back route to the final.

Overall, they turned eleven European records on the two routes back and won 14 national champion. In 1998, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the international swimming sport.

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