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 (June 12, 1909 – September 9, 1998), 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 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.[1]

Garatti was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "honor swimmer" in 1992.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eleanor Garatti-Saville. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Eleanor Garatti-Saville (USA). Retrieved August 19, 2014.

External links[edit]

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