Cor Kint

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Cor Kint
Cor Kint 1938.jpg
Cor Kint in 1938
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing the  Netherlands
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1938 London 100 m backstroke

Clasina Cornelia "Cor" Kint (22 July 1920, Rotterdam – 7 October 2002, Coffs Harbour, Australia) was a Dutch backstroke swimmer who won the gold medal at the 1938 European Aquatics Championships.[1] Between 1938 and 1940 she was three times national champion in the 100 m backstroke and set five world records and four European records in the 100 m, 200 m, 100 yd and 150 yd backstroke events.[2] Her 150 yd and 200 m records stood for 11 year and her 100 m world record was not broken for a period of 21 years - the longest a record has ever stood in swimming.[3] In 1971, she was introduced to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com
  2. ^ Cor Kint. zwemmenindepolder.nl
  3. ^ Due to rule chances in 1956, the official world record lasted only 17 years, but her time was not equalled until 10 July 1960 by Ria van Velsen and not broken until 17 July 1960 by Lynn Burke).
    Kint's compatriot Willy den Ouden held the 100-meter freestyle world record for nearly 23 years (1933 to 1956), but Den Ouden broke her own record several times.
  4. ^ COR KINT (NED) 1971 Honor Swimmer. www.ishof.org
Records
Preceded by

Netherlands Nida Senff
Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Women's 100 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

1 November 1938 – 10 November 1938
22 September 1939 – 5 December 1956
Succeeded by

Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
United Kingdom Judy Grinham
Preceded by

Denmark Ragnhild Hveger
Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Women's 200 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

17 April 1938 – 26 October 1938
26 November 1939 – 2 April 1950
Succeeded by

Netherlands Iet van Feggelen
Netherlands Geertje Wielema