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Mariechen Wehselau

Born: May 15, 1906

Death: Jul 12, 1992

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Swimmer

Nationality: United States

Mariechen Wehselau

Date of Birth : May 15, 1906
Date of Death : Jul 12, 1992
Birth Place : United States of America

Mariechen M. Wehselau, also known by her married name Mariechen Jackson, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Wehselau represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4?100-meter freestyle relay, together with American teammates Euphrasia Donnelly, Gertrude Ederle and Ethel Lackie. The U.S. relay team set a new world record of 4:58.8 in the event final. Individually, she also received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 100-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:12.8, immediately behind American teammate Ethel Lackie. Wehselau was inducted as an "Honor Pioneer Swimmer" into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1989. She died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992.


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