Eleanor Garatti Photo

Eleanor Garatti

Born: Jun 12, 1909

Death: Sep 9, 1998

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Swimmer

Nationality: United States

Eleanor Garatti

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1909
Date of Death : Sep 9, 1998
Birth Place : United States of America

Eleanor A. Garatti, later known by her married name Eleanor Saville, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder. Garatti represented the United States at the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4?100-meter freestyle relay. She won a silver and a bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first woman to win two Olympic medals in the event. She was the only U.S. relay team member to compete at both 1928 and 1932 Olympics; on both occasions the U.S. relay team won the gold medal, breaking the world record in the process. In 1929, Garatti set one more world record, in the individual 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first woman to swim under 1:10. Garatti was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "honor swimmer" in 1992.

Profession


  • Swimmer

Also known as


  • Eleanor Saville
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