Karen Muir

Karen Muir

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karen Muir (born September 16, 1952 in Kimberley, Northern Cape) is a former competitive swimmer from South Africa. On August 10, 1965, aged 12 years, 10 months, and 25 days, she became the youngest person to break a sporting world record in any discipline when she swam the 110 yards backstroke in 1m 08.7s at the ASA National Junior Championships in Blackpool, England. During the next five years she would go on to set fifteen world records in the backstroke at 100 metres, 200 metres, 110 yards, and 220 yards. She also won 22 South African Championships and three US National Championships. Due to the sporting boycott of South Africa during her active career, she was never able to participate in an Olympic Games.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613667436X
  • 9786136674360