Swimming Career Highlights
Mary T. Meagher, USA Born : 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky. "Madame Butterfly" was the greatest ever women`s butterfly swimmer. First breaking a world record at 14 years of age, her final world records for both the 100 and 200 metres events lasted for almost 20 years ! Denied the chance of Olympic golds due to the 1980 USA boycott, Meagher, won the butterfly double in 1984.

 

Titles (Long Course)

1981:
World Swimmer of the Year
1982:
World: 100 metres Butterfly
1983:
1984:

Olympics: 100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly;
4 x 100 Medley relay
1985:
Pan Pacific: 100 metres Butterfly; 200 metres Butterfly
World Swimmer of the Year
1986:
World: 200 metres Butterfly

World Records

1979:
200 metres Butterfly: 2.09.77; 2.08.41; 2.07.01
1980:
100 metres Butterfly: 59.26
200 metres Butterfly: 2.06.37
1981:
100 metres Butterfly: 57.93
200 metres Butterfly: 2.05.96