Gwitha Shand

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Gwitha Shand
Gwitha Shand 1923.jpg
Gwitha Shand in 1923
Personal information
Born 31 July 1904
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 11 December 1962 (aged 58)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming

Gwitha Ifwersen Shand (31 July 1904 – 11 December 1962)[1] was a New Zealand swimmer, who competed in two events at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.[2] In the 100m freestyle she eliminated in the semi-finals.[3] In the final of the 400m freestyle she did not finish.[4] Shand and fellow swimmer Clarrie Heard caught colds before the Olympics and neither was able to swim at their best,[5] Shand in particular having trouble breathing during her races.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Gwitha Shand. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ New Zealand Olympic Committee: Gwitha Shand Profile. Olympic.org.nz. Retrieved on 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:Women's 100 metres Freestyle Semi-Finals. Sports Reference (20 July 1924). Retrieved on 2015-07-29.
  4. ^ Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:Women's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Sports Reference (15 July 1924). Retrieved on 2015-07-29.
  5. ^ a b Ron Palenski & Terry Maddaford: The Games Auckland: Moa Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-908570-62-7