Jeannette Campbell

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Jeannette Campbell
Jeanette Campbell-1935.jpg
Medal record
Representing  Argentina
Women's Swimming
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin 100 m freestyle

Jeannette Morven Campbell (March 8, 1916 – January 15, 2003) was a naturalized Argentine swimmer who won the silver medal in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was the first Argentine female to participate at the Olympic Games.

She was born in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, when her parents were traveling through Europe. Her sister, Dorothy, was Argentina's 100 m freestyle champion. She followed her sister to become the Argentine record holder in 100 m in 1932, with a 1:18:6 time. In 1935, she became the South American record holder in the 100 m (1:08:0) and in the 400 m. During the 1936 Olympics, she broke the 100 m Olympic record in the semifinals with a 1:06:6 time. She finished second to Hendrika Mastenbroek in the final 100 meters swim, with a 1:06:4 time.

She was the flag bearer for Argentina at the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.

Jeanette died in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2003. She was the wife of Roberto Peper and the mother of two girls, Inés and Susana, and a boy, named Roberto Jr.

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