Jenny Murray (Steinbeck)

Janet Steinbeck joined Lynne Watson, Judy Playfair and Lyn McClements to claim the silver medal behind the United States in the women’s 4 x 100 metres medley relay at Mexico City 1968. She anchored the team to a rather unexpected, close finish with the crack American outfit. Lyn Bell had swum the freestyle leg in the heat earlier in the day. Steinbeck also competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres freestyle events and collected a fourth placing with the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay squad.  She had won a silver medal in the 4 x 110 yards freestyle relay at the 1966 Kingston British Commonwealth Games.

Olympic Results

Mexico City 1968 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Women
Heat 1:03.8 3rd
Semi Final 1:02.6 5th
Final Placing 11 / 57
200m Freestyle - Women
Heat 2:18.8 3rd
Final Placing 13 / 39
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heat Bell, McDonald, Watson, Steinbeck 4:12.0 1st
Final Steinbeck, Eddy, Watson, Bell 4:08.7 4th
Final Placing 4 / 15
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heat WATSON, L; PLAYFAIR, J; McCLEMENTS, L; BELL, L 4:34.6 1
Final WATSON, L (OR 1:08.5); PLAYFAIR, J; McCLEMENTS, L; STEINBECK, J 4:30.0 2  
Final Placing 2 / 15