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19 Jun 1913 Madison, United States of America
Female

Helene Madison was born in Wisconsin but, while still a child, her family moved to Seattle where she had her first success as a competitive swimmer, winning the Northwest High School Championship in 1928. In the early 1930s she dominated women’s freestyling to an extent that is rarely seen at the highest levels. Swimming for the Washington AC, she won every AAU freestyle title in 1930, 1931, and 1932 with the solitary exception of the 1932 100m, in which she did not compete. She set a total of 26 world records, three of which came at the 1932 Olympics, and...

Helene in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay

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