Linda Ludgrove


Linda Ludgrove

Linda Ludgrove was an English backstroke swimmer, (born September 3, 1947)

Raised in Sydenham, Linda won individual gold medals at 110 Yards Backstroke and 220 Yards Backstroke in both the 1962 and 1966 Commonwealth Games. As part of the England team she won silver in the 1962 4×110 Yards Medley Relay and gold in the 1966 relay.

She competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the 4*100M Freestyle Relay and the 100m Backstroke, placed 6th in the latter. Obtained silver in the 100M Backstroke at the 1966 European Championships.

She was 3rd in the 1962 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. She held seven world records. Retired from swimming in 1967.

External links

* [http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/LeisureAndCulture/Olympics/LewishamOlympians.htm| Lewisham Council, Lewisham born athletes ]


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