Catherine Mai-Lan Fox was born on December 15, 1977 in Roeland Park, Kansas. She belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Vietnamese and European. Her parents are Thomas C. Fox and To Kim Hoa. Her father was a former publisher of the National Catholic Reporter newspaper while her mother was a social worker in Can Tho. Her parents met each other in the late 60s, while Thomas lived in Vietnam.
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In the 1972 the couple moved to The United States. Catherine was raised in Roeland Park. There is no information about her siblings. She studied at the Bishop Miege High School. Afterwards, she continued her education at the Stanford University. She graduated with a degree in human biology and studio art.
She started her sport career in the early 90s. In the 1995 she competed at the Pan American Games and was a member of the gold medal-winning 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. She won several gold medals at the 1996 Olympic Games, which was in Atlanta as a member of the 400-meter medley and 400-freestyle relay teams. It was showed on Fox news all over the country. She won one gold as well as two medals at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, which was in Japan.
Afterwards in the 1999 she got an American record in the 100 backstroke which was 52.47 seconds. Previously she competed at the 1998 World Championships in Australia, swimming a preliminary leg for the 400 freestyle relay team and became a gold medal winner. She is a very successful sportsman an even is a 21-time All-American swimmer at Stanford University as well as a Nine-time NCAA champion. She was inducted to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the 2006. Now she is stays one of the top female swimmers in Stanford history and is a club member for Kansas City Blazers.
She always believed that water is her element. This subtle connection helped her to win, someone was born to walk on the ground, someone was meant to fly among the clouds, but she was born to swim. Her speed and technique have been formed since the school years, while studying in Stanford she discovered her potential completely and under the guidance of experienced coaches, reached those peaks in the sport that made her one of the most famous female athletes in Kansas.
Now, after her success in the mid-90's, she still devotes herself to the sport and tries herself as a coach, preparing new generations to collect gold medals in new competitions. Her role as a teacher does not diminish her merits, her skill flows to others, just as naturally as water flows.
She keeps all her information confidential and loves keeping all her matters private. She seems to be dating with her boyfriend yet the name is not yet revealed. She is also active on Instagram and Twitter where her fans and followers can follow on her online activities. Her skills have given her a successful career and well paid salary. Her total net worth is not disclosed by any source.
Last Modified: Apr 4, 2020