Cor Kint

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Cor Kint
Cor Kint en Irene van Feggelen.jpg
Cor Kint (left) and Iet van Feggelen in 1939
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for the  Netherlands
European Championships
Gold 1938 London 100 m backstroke

Cornelia "Cor" Kint (1920, Rotterdam – 7 October 2002, Coffs Harbour) was a Dutch backstroke swimmer who won the gold medal at the 1938 European Aquatics Championships.[1] Between 1938 and 1940 she was three times national champion in the 100 m backstroke and set five world records and four European records in the 100 m, 200 m, 100 yd and 150 yd backstroke events.[2] Her 150 yd and 200 m records stood for 11 year and her 100 m world record had not been broken for a period of 21 years - the longest ever in swimming (due to rule chances in 1956, the official world record lasted only 17 years, but her time was not equalled until 10 July 1960 by Ria van Velsen and not broken until 17 July 1960 by Lynn Burke). In 1971, she was introduced to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]

Records
Preceded by

Netherlands Nida Senff
Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Women's 100 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

1 November 1938 – 10 November 1938
22 September 1939 – 5 December 1956
Succeeded by

Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
United Kingdom Judy Grinham
Preceded by

Denmark Ragnhild Hveger
Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Women's 200 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

17 April 1938 – 26 October 1938
26 November 1939 – 2 April 1950
Succeeded by

Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Netherlands Geertje Wielema

References[edit]

  1. ^ EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com
  2. ^ Cor Kint. zwemmenindepolder.nl
  3. ^ COR KINT (NED) 1971 Honor Swimmer. www.ishof.org