Ethelda Bleibtrey

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Women’s Swimming
Gold1920 Antwerp100 m freestyle
Gold1920 Antwerp300 m freestyle
Gold1920 Antwerp4x100 m freestyle


Ethelda Bleibtrey (February 27, 1902May 6 1978) was a swimmer from the United States notable for winning three gold medals at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.

Bleibtrey started swimming to help recover from polio, which she caught in 1917. In 1919, she was arrested for "nude swimming" — she removed her stockings at a pool where it was forbidden to bare "the lower female extremities for public bathing."

References


Olympic champions in women's 100 m freestyle
1912: Fanny Durack | 1920: Ethelda Bleibtrey | 1924: Ethel Lackie | 1928: Albina Osipowich | 1932: Helene Madison | 1936: Rie Mastenbroek | 1948: Greta Andersen | 1952: Katalin Szke | 1956: Dawn Fraser | 1960: Dawn Fraser | 1964: Dawn Fraser | 1968: Jan Henne | 1972: Sandra Neilson | 1976: Kornelia Ender | 1980: Barbara Krause | 1984: Nancy Hogshead-Carrie Steinseifer | 1988: Kristin Otto | 1992: Yong Zhuang | 1996: Jingyi Le | 2000: Inge de Bruijn | 2004: Jodie Henry

Records
Preceded by
 Fanny Durack (AUS)
Women's 100 metre freestyle world record holder
(long course)

August 25, 1920June 30, 1923
Succeeded by
 Gertrude Ederle (USA)

Persondata
NAMEBleibtrey, Ethelda
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTIONUsanian Olympic swimmer
DATE OF BIRTHOctober 15, 1937
PLACE OF BIRTHWaterford, N.Y
DATE OF DEATHMay 6 1978
PLACE OF DEATHWest Palm Beach, Fla.
Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
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Swimming has been a sport at every modern Summer Olympics. It has been open to women since 1912. Along with track & field athletics it is one of the most popular spectator sports at the Games and one with the biggest number of events.
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The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.
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At the 1920 Summer Olympics, ten swimming events were contested. The women's 300 metre freestyle event was new since the previous Games in 1912.

Medal summary

Men's events


Event Gold Silver Bronze
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The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.
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At the 1920 Summer Olympics, ten swimming events were contested. The women's 300 metre freestyle event was new since the previous Games in 1912.

Medal summary

Men's events


Event Gold Silver Bronze
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The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.
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At the 1920 Summer Olympics, ten swimming events were contested. The women's 300 metre freestyle event was new since the previous Games in 1912.

Medal summary

Men's events


Event Gold Silver Bronze
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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
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The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.
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Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen  , French: Anvers) is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province in Flanders, one of Belgium's three
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Poliomyelitis
Classification & external resources

ICD-10 A 80. , B 91.
ICD-9 045 , 138

DiseasesDB 10209
MedlinePlus 001402
eMedicine ped/1843   pmr/6

MeSH C02.182.600.
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This is the complete list of women's Olympic medalists in swimming from 1896 to 2004.
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50 metre freestyle


Games Gold Silver Bronze
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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Women’s Swimming
Gold 1912 Stockholm 100 m Freestyle Sarah Frances ("Fanny") Durack (October 27, 1889, Sydney – March 21, 1956, Sydney) was an Australian swimmer.
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Olympic medal record
Women’s Swimming
Competitor for  United States
Gold 1932 Los Angeles 100m Freestyle
Gold 1932 Los Angeles 400m Freestyle
Gold 1932 Los Angeles 4x100m Freestyle Helene Madison
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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Netherlands
Women’s Swimming
Gold 1936 Berlin 100 m freestyle
Gold 1936 Berlin 400 m freestyle
Gold 1936 Berlin 4x100 m freestyle relay
Silver 1936 Berlin 100 m backstroke


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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Womens Swimming
Gold 1956 Melbourne 100 m freestyle
Gold 1956 Melbourne 4x100 m freestyle relay
Silver 1956 Melbourne 400 m freestyle
Gold 1960 Rome 100 m freestyle

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Womens Swimming
Gold 1956 Melbourne 100 m freestyle
Gold 1956 Melbourne 4x100 m freestyle relay
Silver 1956 Melbourne 400 m freestyle
Gold 1960 Rome 100 m freestyle

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Womens Swimming
Gold 1956 Melbourne 100 m freestyle
Gold 1956 Melbourne 4x100 m freestyle relay
Silver 1956 Melbourne 400 m freestyle
Gold 1960 Rome 100 m freestyle

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Women’s Swimming
Gold 1972 Munich 100 m freestyle
Gold 1972 Munich 4x100 m freestyle relay
Gold 1972 Munich 4x100 m medley relay

Sandra ("Sandy") Lynn Neilson
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Competitor for  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1976 Montreal 100 m freestyle
Gold 1976 Montreal 200 m freestyle
Gold 1976 Montreal 100 m butterfly
Gold 1976 Montreal 4 x 100 m medley
Silver
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Competitor for  East Germany
Women's Swimming
Olympic Games
Gold 1980 Moscow 100m Freestyle
Gold 1980 Moscow 200m Freestyle
Gold 1980 Moscow 4x100m Medley
World Championsips (LC)
Gold 1978 Berlin 100m Freestyle
Silver
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Competitor for  United States
Women’s Swimming
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 100m Freestyle
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 4x100m Freestyle
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 4x100m Medley
Silver 1984 Los Angeles 200m Medley


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Competitor for  United States
Women’s Swimming
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 100m Freestyle
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 4x100m Freestyle
Pan American Games
Gold 1983 Caracas 100m Freestyle
Gold
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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  East Germany
Women’s Swimming
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul 50m Freestyle
Gold 1988 Seoul 100m Freestyle
Gold 1988 Seoul 100m Butterfly
Gold 1988 Seoul 100m Backstroke

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  China
Women's Swimming
Gold Barcelona 1992 100 m freestyle
Silver Seoul 1988 100 m freestyle
Silver Barcelona 1992 50 m freestyle
Silver Barcelona 1992 4x100 m freestyle relay


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