Hélène de Pourtalès
|Birth name||Helen Barbey|
28 April 1868|
New York City, United States
|Died||2 November 1945
|Class(es)||1 — 2 ton|
|Club||Union des Yachtsmen|
|Updated on 8 May 2015.|
She was a crewmember of the Swiss boat Lérina, which won the gold medal in the first race of 2-3 ton class and silver medal in the second race of 2-3 ton class. She also participated in the open class but did not finish. Her husband Hermann as helmsman and her husband's nephew Bernard was also a crew member. She was also one of the first women to take part in the Olympics. She was very well known after her gold medal in the Olympics where women were allowed to take part for the very first time, becoming the first woman to win a gold medal 2 months before Charlotte Cooper.
- Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, Concours D'Exercices Physiques et de Sports (PDF) (in French). Imprimerie Nationale. 1901. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- Karl Lennartz; Walter Teutenberg. "THE COUNTESS DE POURTALES - AFTER ALL THE FIRST MODERN FEMALE OLYMPIC STARTER" (PDF). Citius - Altius - Fortius.
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