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Terri Stickles

Terri Stickles

American swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, former world record-holder
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Intro American swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, former world record-holder
A.K.A. Terri Lee Stickles, Terri Strunck, Terri Mejia
Countries United States of America
Occupations Swimmer
Gender female
Birth 11 May 1946 (San Mateo)
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Terri Lee Stickles (born May 11, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. She received a bronze medal for her third-place finish in the women's 400-meter freestyle event at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
She was a member of the Santa Clara Swim Club, notable for producing Olympic swimmers such as Donna de Varona and Mark Spitz. She trained with swimming coach George Haines, who was noted for training future Olympic medalists during the 1960s and 1970s.
Her brother, Ted Stickles, was also a competition swimmer, set world records in the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley events.
Stickles was married to Olympic long-distance runner Álvaro Mejía. They met in Cali, Colombia, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer. Stickles brought Mejía to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969. They subsequently divorced.
She is now retired and living in Calaveras County, California. She is a fused glass artist.

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