Lenore Kight

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Lenore Kight
Lenore Kight and Helene Madison 1932.jpg
Kight (left) and Helene Madison at 1932 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameLenore M. Kight
National team United States
Born(1911-09-26)September 26, 1911
Frostburg, Maryland
DiedFebruary 9, 2000(2000-02-09) (aged 88)
Cincinnati, Ohio
ClubCarnegie Library Athletic Club

Lenore M. Kight (September 26, 1911 – February 9, 2000[1]), later known by her married name Lenore Wingard, was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at two consecutive Summer Olympics.[2] At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle event. Four years later at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, she won a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle event. During her amateur career Kight set 7 world and 24 national records, and won 23 national swimming titles.[3] In 1937 she turned professional and won the long-distance race at the Toronto Canadian Exhibition.[4]

After retiring from active competitions Kight worked as a swimming instructor.[4] In 1981 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]

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  1. ^ "Lenore Wingard, 88, Swimmer Who Won Two Olympic Medals". The New York Times. February 15, 2000.
  2. ^ databaseOlympics.com, Athletes, Lenore Kight-Wingard. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Lenore Kight (USA) – Honors Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
  4. ^ a b Lenore Kight-Wingard – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com

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