Irene Guest

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Irene Guest
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Personal information
Full name Irene May Guest
National team  United States
Born (1900-07-22)July 22, 1900
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died June 14, 1970(1970-06-14) (aged 69)
Ocean Gate, New Jersey
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Meadowbrook Club

Irene May Guest (July 22, 1900 – June 14, 1970), also known by her married name Irene Loog, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder. She represented the United States as a 19-year-old at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, where she received a pair of medals.[1] Guest received her first medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle in which she finished second behind fellow American Ethelda Bleibtrey, earning a silver medal with a time of 1:17.0.[1][2] In the women's 4×100 metres freestyle relay, she won a gold medal with U.S. teammates Bleibtrey, Frances Schroth and Margaret Woodbridge in a new world record time of 5:11.6.[1][3]

Guest was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "honor pioneer swimmer" in 1990.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Irene Guest Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final Archived November 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games Archived November 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Irene Guest (USA). Retrieved March 17, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Irene Guest (USA) – Honor Pioneer Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame