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Linda Murray-Dragan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLinda Jane•Murray-Dragan
Used nameLinda•Murray-Dragan
Born18 September 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Measurements168 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Linda Murray-Dragan raced kayak doubles at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, as Linda Murray in 1972, with Nancy Purvis, and as Linda Dragan in 1976, with Ann Turner. Murray-Dragan was a versatile athlete, winning the 1968 Tri-State Championship in trampoline, and in 1963 was Tri-State age-group champion in the backstroke, as an 11-year-old. Murray-Dragan was US Champion in K-1 in 1973-75. In canoeing she was K-1 champion in 1974-75 and 1979. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976, later earning a masters’ degree from Maryland in 1981, and worked for a time as an instructor at Trinity College.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Linda Murray
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Nancy Purvis 4 h1 r2/3
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Linda Dragan
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Ann Turner 4 h1 r3/4