Karen Harup

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Karen Harup
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for  Denmark
Olympic Games
Gold 1948 London 100 m backstroke
Silver 1948 London 400 m freestyle
Silver 1948 London 4 × 100 m freestyle
European Championships
Gold 1947 Monte Carlo 400 m freestyle
Gold 1947 Monte Carlo 100 m backstroke
Gold 1947 Monte Carlo 4x100 m freestyle

Karen Margrethe Harup Petersen (November 20, 1924 - July 19, 2009[1]) was a Danish swimmer and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, where she received a gold medal in the 100 m backstroke and silver medals in the 400 m freestyle and the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[2]

World records[edit]

Harup set two world records during her career, one in the 4 × 100 yd freestyle relay in 1943, and one in the 3 × 100 m medley relay in 1947.

Awards[edit]

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legend from the Olympic Games 1948 has died, Politiken, July 22, 2009
  2. ^ "1948 Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  3. ^ "ISHOF 1975 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)
  4. ^ "KAREN HARUP (DEN) – 1975 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 3, 2008)