Kathy Hammond
Personal information
Full nameKathleen Hammond
BornNovember 2, 1951 (1951-11-02) (age 72)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich 4 x 400 meters
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich 400 meters

Kathleen "Kathy" Hammond (born November 2, 1951) is an American athlete who mainly competed in the 400 meters.[1]

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.[2]

In 2018, Hammond was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kathy Hammond". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Tricard, Louise Mead (1996). American Women's Track & Field (First ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0219-9.
  3. ^ "USA Track & Field - Olympic medalists Dwight Phillips, Kathy Hammond and longtime contributor Bob Hersh named to National". Legacy.usatf.org. October 4, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2022.