Emelyn Whiton

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Emelyn Whiton
Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki 6 metre class

Emelyn Thatcher Whiton (née Leonard, later Righter, March 1, 1916 – March 1, 1962) was a female American sailor who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

She was born in New York City and was the wife of Herman Whiton. They married in 1939 and were divorced in 1957. She died in the plane crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Jamaica Bay.

In 1952 she won the gold medal as crew member of the American boat Llanoria in the 6 metre class event.

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