Kathy Hammond
Personal information
Full nameKathryn Hammond
BornNovember 2, 1951 (1951-11-02) (age 70)
Sacramento, California, U.S.

Kathryn "Kathy" Hammond (born November 2, 1951) is an American athlete who mainly competed in the 400 meters.

Hammond was born in Sacramento, California. She was a child prodigy, winning the National Indoor Championship at 440 yards in 1967, when she was just 15 year old.

She competed for the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany where she won the bronze medal in the women's 400 meters. She then competed in the 4 x 400 meters where she won the silver medal with her teammates Mable Fergerson, Madeline Manning and Cheryl Toussaint.

Club Affiliation: Kathy Hammond represented the Sacramento Road Runners in 1971, and the Will's Spikettes in 1967-1970. She broke the American Record at 440-yards in 52.2 8/12/1972.[1]

In 2018, Hammond was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[2]

References

  1. ^ Tricard, Louise Mead (1996). American Women's Track & Field (First ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0219-9.
  2. ^ http://www.legacy.usatf.org/News/Olympic-medalists-Dwight-Phillips,-Kathy-Hammond-a.aspx