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Ann Curtis

  • Birth 6 Mar 1926 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 2012 San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 92960934

Olympic Athlete. A two-time gold medal winner in swimming, she finished first in the Women's 100 Meters Freestyle and the Women's 4 x 100 Meter Freestyle Relay during the 1948 Summer Games in London, England. Her accomplishments in the pool were monumental, as she garnered 34 national gold medals and earned the distinction as the first woman to receive the John E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union in 1944, during her collegiate years at the University of California (Berkeley). In addition to her gold medals, she was awarded a silver medal for the Women's 100 Meter Freestyle at the 1948 Summer Games. With her Olympic success, she found herself adorning the cover of such publications as Colliers and Newsweek. She would go onto establish the Ann Curtis School of Swimming in her native California. She was enshrined into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966 and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 2 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92960934
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