Warren Kealoha

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Warren Kealoha
Warren Kealoha 1924.jpg
Warren Kealoha in 1924
Personal information
Full name Warren Daniels Kealoha
Nationality  United States
Born (1903-03-03)March 3, 1903
Honolulu, Hawaii
Died September 8, 1972(1972-09-08) (aged 69)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club Hui Makami Club

Warren Daniels Kealoha (March 3, 1903 – September 8, 1972) was an American competition swimmer who was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a world record-holder.

Kealoha won the 100-meter backstroke event at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. During his career Kealoha set four world records, first at the 1920 Olympics and last in Honolulu in 1926, which was beaten the next day by Walter Laufer.[1] He was not related to Olympic swimming champion Pua Kealoha. After retiring from swimming, Kealoha became a rancher.[2] He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1968.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warren Kealoha (USA), International Swimming Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Warren Kealoha. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014.