Elenor Gordon

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Elenor Gordon
Personal information
Full name Helen Orr Gordon
Nickname(s) "Elenor"
National team  Great Britain
Born (1933-05-10)10 May 1933
Hamilton, Scotland
Died 5 July 2014(2014-07-05) (aged 81)
Wishaw, Scotland
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Hamilton Baths

Helen Orr Gordon (10 May 1933 – 5 July 2014), commonly known by her nickname Elenor Gordon and later by her married name Elenor McKay, was a Scottish competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympics, and Scotland in two British Empire Games. She was the daughter of the Hamilton Baths manager, and in 1952 won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-metre breaststroke.

From 1947 until 1957 she was Scottish 200-metre breaststroke champion. In 1950 she received the Nancy Riach memorial medal for her services to swimming. She was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. She died on 5 July 2014 from natural causes at the age of 80.[1]

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  1. ^ "Notification of death". Scottish Herald. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 


  • Scotland's Sporting Heroes, Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 1997

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