Charlotte Radcliffe

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Charlotte Radcliffe
Personal information
Full name Charlotte Ellen Radcliffe
National team  Great Britain
Born (1903-08-03)3 August 1903
Garston, England
Died 12 December 1979(1979-12-12) (aged 76)
Liverpool, England
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Charlotte Ellen Radcliffe (3 August 1903 – 12 December 1979) was an English competitive swimmer from West Derby[1] who competed for Great Britain in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

In the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, at age 17,[2] she won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, in which she swam the third leg of the race. She finished seventh in her first heat of 100-metre freestyle event and did not advance.

She is the great aunt of long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe.[3]

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  1. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: Charlotte Ellen Radcliffe; Jul-Aug-Sep quarter 1903; District: West Derby; Volume: 8b; Page: 712.
  2. ^ The final event was held on 29 August 1920, after Radcliffe's birthday
  3. ^ "Athlete Profile:Paula Radcliffe". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 16 August 2008. 

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