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Ethel Lackie

1907 - 1979

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Ethel Minnie Lackie (February 10, 1907 – December 15, 1979), also known by her married name Ethel Watkins, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder.Lackie represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Individually, she won a gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:12.4, and leading an American medal sweep of the event. She also won a second gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with American teammates Euphrasia Donnelly, Gertrude Ederle and Mariechen Wehselau. The U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethel Lackie has received more than 22,410 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ethel Lackie is the 67th most popular swimmer (up from 75th in 2019), the 9,744th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,422nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Ethel Lackie ranks 67 out of 392Before her are Pieter van den Hoogenband, Valéria Gyenge, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Michael Gross, Charlie Hickcox, and Margaret Woodbridge. After her are Frederick Holman, Norman Ross, Inge de Bruijn, Lynn Burke, Ada Kok, and Adelaide Lambert.

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Among people born in 1907, Ethel Lackie ranks 330Before her are Sheldon Leonard, Gumercindo Gómez, Kalle Jalkanen, Les Clark, Rudolf Krause, and Bill Holland. After her are Mildred Bailey, Constantino Urbieta Sosa, László Rajcsányi, Arnie Oliver, Isabel Jewell, and Kate Smith. Among people deceased in 1979, Ethel Lackie ranks 233Before her are Ann Dvorak, George Brent, Jan Pijnenburg, Arthur Fiedler, Zoltán Várkonyi, and Roy Harris. After her are Vincenzo Cuccia, Klaus Egge, Bart McGhee, Mikhail Ogonkov, Edward Akufo-Addo, and Loren Murchison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ethel Lackie ranks 9,744 out of 18,182Before her are Alex Morgan (1989), April Bowlby (1980), Scott Steiner (1962), Cain Velasquez (1982), Barbara Loden (1932), and Napoleon Chagnon (1938). After her are Leroy Burrell (1967), Roxann Dawson (1958), Virginia Gregg (1916), David Newman (1954), Lindsey Stirling (1986), and Chavo Guerrero Jr. (1970).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Ethel Lackie ranks 23Before her are Aileen Riggin (1906), George Kojac (1910), Chris von Saltza (1944), Ford Konno (1933), Charlie Hickcox (1947), and Margaret Woodbridge (1902). After her are Norman Ross (1895), Lynn Burke (1943), Jack Medica (1914), Wally Ris (1924), Jim Montgomery (1955), and Adolph Kiefer (1918).