June Croft
Personal information
Full nameJune Alexandra Croft
National teamGreat Britain
Born (1963-06-17) 17 June 1963 (age 58)
Ashton-in-Makerfield, England
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubWigan Swim Club
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles 400 m freestyle
Commonwealth Games
Representing  England
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane 100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Brisbane 400 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland 4×100 m freestyle

June Alexandra Croft (born 17 June 1963) is an English former freestyle swimmer.

Swimming career

Croft represented Great Britain at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1980. At her Olympic debut in Moscow, she won the silver medal in the women's 4×100-metre medley relay, followed by the bronze medal in the women's 400-metre freestyle four years later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

She represented England and won five medals at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; triple gold in the 100 and 200 metres freestyle and 4x100 metres relay, a silver in the medley relay and a bronze in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay.[1] Eight years later she represented England and won a silver and bronze in the freestyle relays events, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3]

She is a four times consecutive winner of the ASA National British Championships title over 100 metres freestyle (1980-1983),[4][5][6][7]twice the 200 metres freestyle champion in 1982 and 1983, the 400 metres freestyle champion in 1982 and the 200 metres medley champion in 1982.[8][9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "Hennessy, John. "Swimming." Times, 26 May 1980, p. 11". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ "Still, Athole. "Swimming." Times, 10 Aug. 1981, p. 12". Times Digital Archive.
  6. ^ ""Miss Croft's victory of mixed emotions." Times, 23 Aug. 1982, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  7. ^ "Still, Athole. "Hardcastle on song in medley." Times, 25 July 1983, p. 21". Times Digital Archive.
  8. ^ ""Miss Croft's victory of mixed emotions." Times, 23 Aug. 1982, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  9. ^ "Still, Athole. "Hardcastle on song in medley." Times, 25 July 1983, p. 21". Times Digital Archive.
  10. ^ "Still, Athole. "Swimming." Times, 20 Aug. 1982, p. 20". Times Digital Archive.