Mariechen Wehselau

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Mariechen Wehselau
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1906-04-15)April 15, 1906
Honolulu, Hawaii
Died July 1992 (aged 86)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Outrigger Canoe Club

Mariechen M. Wehselau (April 15, 1906 – July 1992) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Wehselau represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with American teammates Euphrasia Donnelly, Gertrude Ederle and Ethel Lackie.[1][2] The U.S. relay team set a new world record of 4:58.8 in the event final.[1] Individually, she also received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 100-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:12.8, immediately behind American teammate Ethel Lackie.[1][3]

She was born and died in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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  1. ^ a b c d, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Mariechen Wehselau. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 22, 2012.

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Preceded by
United States Gertrude Ederle
Women's 100-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

July 19, 1924 – January 28, 1926
Succeeded by
United States Ethel Lackie