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Kathy Gleason

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKathy Lee•Gleason (-Jachter)
Used nameKathy•Gleason
Born8 March 1949 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Measurements163 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsBuffalo Turners
NOC United States


Kathy Gleason began gymnastics with the Buffalo Turners and was a US Junior Champion, winning the 1965 all-around title. This earned her a spot with the US National team that toured Vienna (Wien), Austraia in 1966. At the AAU Meet, Gleason won a silver medal in floor exercise in 1968, and added five bronze medals from 1966-68, notably winning bronze in all-around in 1968. She was a member of the US team that won a gold medal in the team event at the 1967 Pan American Games, adding a silver medal of her own on the uneven bars. Gleason won the all-around at the 1971 North American Championships.

Gleason later attended Buffalo State Teachers College, and then turned to teaching and coaching. She operating her own club, Niagara Frontier Gymnastics, for 11 years, and later founded the Gleason School of Gymnastics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Kathy Gleason
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 31
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 6
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =33 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 28 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =29 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =27 r1/2

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