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Allison Higson

Allison Higson
Personal information
Full name Allison Ann Higson
National team  Canada
Born (1973-03-13) March 13, 1973
Mississauga, Ontario
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, freestyle
Club Etobicoke Swim Club

Allison Ann Higson (born March 13, 1973), later known by her married name Allison Cavanaugh, is a former breaststroke and freestyle swimmer from Canada, who won the bronze medal with the women's 4x100-metre medley relay team at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, together with Andrea Nugent, Jane Kerr and Lori Melien.

At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Higson won gold medals in the women's 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke, both in games record time. At the 1986 world championships in Madrid, Higson captured a bronze medal in the 200-metre breaststroke event.

She briefly held the women's 200-metre breaststroke world record in 1988. Higson also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, in the preliminary heats of the 100-metre and 200-metre freestyle, and placed eighth in final of the women's 4x100-metre freestyle relay as a member of Canada's team.

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