Thérèse Blondeau

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Thérèse Blondeau (December 4, 1913 – June 28, 2013)[1] was a French swimmer who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. She failed to advance beyond the first round of the women's 100 metre backstroke event.[2] She had swum previously at the 1934 European Aquatics Championships in Magdeburg, Germany and was one of the last two surviving French participants at the 1936 Summer Olympics, along with Noël Vandernotte.[3] She was born in Épinal.[2]


  1. ^ "La nageuse Thérèse Blondeau, dernière Bleue de Berlin 1936, est décédée à l'âge de 99 ans" (in French). 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ a b Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (March 23, 2011). "Thérèse Blondeau Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Lietout, Pascal (2011-03-10). "Blondeau, the swimmer spied on by Hitler" (in French). Reuters. Retrieved 2011-05-14.