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 Jeanette Campbell

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Jeanette Campbell

Birth
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Departement des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
Death 15 Jan 2003 (aged 86)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Memorial ID 7938315 View Source
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Olympic Medal Swimmer. Jeanette Campbell received world-wide recognition as an award-winning South American swimmer in an era when South American women's sports were in infancy. She was the first Argentine to win a medal at the Olympic Games. The first South American Swimming Championships were held in 1935 in Brazil. She won the 100-meter freestyle as she did in Uruguay in 1937; Peru in 1938; and Ecuador in 1939. Her greatest achievement was taking the silver medal in the 100- meter freestyle at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. She finished second behind Holland's Hendrika Mastenbroek, who swept all the women's freestyle events. She married Roberto Peper, a swimmer who competed in 1932 Olympic games. The couple had two daughters and a son. In 1964 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, she carried the Argentinean flag in the opening ceremony.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Added: 30 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7938315
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7938315/jeanette-campbell : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanette Campbell (8 Mar 1916–15 Jan 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7938315, citing Cementerio Alemán, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .