Adolph Kiefer

1918 - 2017

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Adolph Gustav Kiefer (June 27, 1918 – May 5, 2017) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic competitor, the last surviving gold medalist of the 1936 Summer Olympics and former world record-holder. He was the first man in the world to swim the 100-yard backstroke in under one minute. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolph Kiefer has received more than 73,213 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Adolph Kiefer is the 80th most popular swimmer (down from 62nd in 2019), the 10,664th most popular biography from United States and the 27th most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Adolph Kiefer ranks 80 out of 392Before him are Jim Montgomery, Ethel Lackie, Krisztina Egerszegi, César Cielo, John Devitt, and Carolyn Schuler. After him are Lynn Burke, Dana Vollmer, Carl Robie, Charlie Hickcox, Sybil Bauer, and Mike Troy.

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Among people born in 1918, Adolph Kiefer ranks 253Before him are Marian McPartland, Balasaraswati, Helen Wagner, Albertina Sisulu, Barney Ewell, and Evelyn Ankers. After him are Fred Wacker, Milt Schmidt, Bertie Mee, Art Cross, P. H. Newby, and Wilf Mannion. Among people deceased in 2017, Adolph Kiefer ranks 483Before him are Josip Weber, Nicole Bricq, Cheick Tioté, Kaci Kullmann Five, Monty Hall, and Denis Johnson. After him are Ninian Stephen, Wilfried, Yash Pal, Yurizan Beltran, Milt Schmidt, and Udupi Ramachandra Rao.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Adolph Kiefer ranks 10,664 out of 15,968Before him are Enrique Murciano (1973), Riley Keough (1989), Trini Alvarado (1967), Rob Minkoff (1962), Bernie Worrell (1944), and Ashanti (1980). After him are Michael Barratt (1959), Cameron Monaghan (1993), Stuart Pankin (1946), N. Scott Momaday (1934), Dash Mihok (1974), and Kelli McCarty (1969).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Adolph Kiefer ranks 27Before him are Jack Medica (1914), Chris von Saltza (1944), Eleanor Garatti (1909), Jim Montgomery (1955), Ethel Lackie (1907), and Carolyn Schuler (1943). After him are Lynn Burke (1943), Dana Vollmer (1987), Carl Robie (1945), Charlie Hickcox (1947), Sybil Bauer (1903), and Mike Troy (1940).