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1918年 6月 14日 Nashville, United States of America
Katherine Rawls showed a rare versatility in the pool, winning a record number of 33 AAU titles (later broken by Tracy Caulkins) in such diversified events as freestyle, breaststroke, individual medley and diving. She was undefeated in the individual medley for eight years and had it been on the Olympic program in 1932 or 1936 she would almost certainly have added an Olympic gold medal to her championship honors. She was the first American woman to win four national championships at a single meet, which she did by taking the 440y, 880y, and one mile freestyle and the individual medley...

Katherine Rawls showed a rare versatility in the pool, winning a record number of 33 AAU titles (later broken by Tracy Caulkins) in such diversified events as freestyle, breaststroke, individual medley and diving. She was undefeated in the individual medley for eight years and had it been on the Olympic program in 1932 or 1936 she would almost certainly have added an Olympic gold medal to her championship honors. She was the first American woman to win four national championships at a single meet, which she did by taking the 440y, 880y, and one mile freestyle and the individual medley at the 1937 AAU Championships. She repeated this feat in 1938.

Katherine Rawls came from a dedicated swimming family in Fort Lauderdale and her sisters, Dorothy and Evelyn, both won national honors in relay events. She retired after the 1938 nationals and later, as Mrs. Thompson, became a top pilot in World War II, being one of the original 25 women who ferried planes to combat zones for air transport command. After the war, she tried in vain to qualify for the 1948 London Games. Rawls worked as a swimming teacher and eventually died of cancer. In 1965 she was one of the first female athletes inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Katherine Louiseの実績

2
大会のオリンピックに出場
大会のオリンピックに出場
3
個のメダルを獲得
金メダル: 銀メダル:2 銅メダル:1
  • ベルリン
    ベルリン 1936
    大会
    結果
    競技
    種目
    ベルリン
    ベルリン 1936
    • 7
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 3 銅メダル
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 2 銀メダル
      Diving
      Springboard
  • ロサンゼルス
    ロサンゼルス 1932
    大会
    結果
    競技
    種目
    ロサンゼルス
    ロサンゼルス 1932
    • 2 銀メダル
      Diving
      Springboard

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