Mariechen Wehselau

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Mariechen Wehselau
Personal information
Full name Mariechen M. Wehselau
National team  United States
Born (1906-05-15)May 15, 1906
Honolulu, Hawaii
Died July 12, 1992(1992-07-12) (aged 86)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Outrigger Canoe Club

Mariechen M. Wehselau (May 15, 1906 – July 12, 1992), also known by her married name Mariechen Jackson, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Wehselau represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with American teammates Euphrasia Donnelly, Gertrude Ederle and Ethel Lackie.[1][2] The U.S. relay team set a new world record of 4:58.8 in the event final.[1] Individually, she also received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 100-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:12.8, immediately behind American teammate Ethel Lackie.[1][3]

Wehselau was inducted as an "Honor Pioneer Swimmer" into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1989.[4] She died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992.

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  1. ^ a b c d, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Mariechen Wehselau. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Mariechen Wehselau (USA). Retrieved April 6, 2015.

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Preceded by

Gertrude Ederle
Women's 100-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

July 19, 1924 – January 28, 1926
Succeeded by

Ethel Lackie