Eleanor Garatti

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Eleanor Garatti
Personal information
Full name Eleanor A. Garatti
Nationality  United States
Born (1909-06-12)June 12, 1909
Belvedere, California
Died September 9, 1998(1998-09-09) (aged 89)
Walnut Creek, California
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Western Women's Club

Eleanor A. Garatti-Saville (née Garatti; June 12, 1909 – September 9, 1998) was an American swimmer. She competed at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics in the 100 m and 4×100 m freestyle. She won a silver and a bronze medal in the 100 m, becoming the first woman to win two Olympic medals in this event. She was the only US relay team member to compete at both 1928 and 1932 Olympics; in both occasions the team won the gold medal, breaking the world record in the process. In 1929, Garatti set one more world record, in the individual 100 m freestyle, becoming the first woman to swim under 1:10.[1] In 1992 she was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

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US Women 4×100m team at the 1928 Olympics, Garatti is first from left