Nancy Purvis

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNancy Carol•Purvis
Used nameNancy•Purvis
Born6 August 1949 in Topeka, Kansas (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Nancy Purvis competed in canoeing for the Washington Canoe Club. She was a top athlete, also competing in AAU competition in both swimming and track & field. Purvis was intercollegiate canoeing champion in both K-1 and K-2 in 1970 and 1971. She later became a physical education teacher.


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