Olympics countdown: Ex-Cat brought home sychronized gold

2012-07-24T20:00:00Z Olympics countdown: Ex-Cat brought home sychronized goldBy Alex Williams, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 24, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

• Olympian: Candy Costie Merrill

• Olympics: 1984, Los Angeles

• Local connection: Attended the UA

• Feat: Costie Merrill won a gold medal in the synchronized swimming duet with partner Tracie Ruiz-Conforto in Los Angeles. Only three nations competed in the event — the United States, Canada and Japan. Costie Merrill was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995.

• Current: Costie Merrill lives in Overland Park, Kan., with her husband. Together they own Merrill Companies, a real estate firm.

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