Inge Sørensen

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Inge Sørensen
Jopie Waalberg, Inge Sørensen en Nida Senff.jpg
Inge Sørensen (middle), with the Dutch swimmers Jopie Waalberg (left) and Nida Senff (right)
Medal record
Competitor for  Denmark
Women's swimming
Olympic Games
Bronze 1936 Berlin 200 m breaststroke
European Championships
Gold 1938 London 200 m breaststroke

Inge Sørensen (18 July 1924 – 9 March 2011) was a swimmer from Denmark, and the youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event. She won the bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1936 Summer Olympics at the age of 12 years and 24 days.[1] She was born in Skovshoved, Gentofte and died in Mount Laurel, Burlington, New Jersey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Profile at
  2. ^ "Lille henrivende Inge er død" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nekrolog: Lille Henrivende Inge var en legende" (in Danish). Politiken. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.