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Molly Botkin

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMolly Ray•Botkin (-Rossiter, -Trees)
Used nameMolly•Botkin
Born26 August 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Molly Botkin was the daughter of Perry Botkin, a pioneer among stringed instrument musicians for radio, movies, and television. Perry Botkin played banjo, ukulele, and guitar from the 1920s-1960s on many radio shows, record albums and movie soundtracks, and recorded with most of the greats of his day, including spending 20 years as Bing Crosby’s guitar accompanist and musical arranger.

As a result, Molly Botkin grew up in Hollywood and represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC). Her greatest meet was at the 1959 Pan American Games where she won a gold with the 4x100 freestyle relay, silver in the 100 freestyle, and a bronze in the 100 fly. In 1957 she won an AAU title with the LAAC in the outdoors 4x110 yard free relay. Botkin also won the 1957 AAU indoors in the 100 yard freestyle.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Molly Botkin
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1

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