Ethelda Bleibtrey

1902 - 1978

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Ethelda Marguerite Bleibtrey (February 27, 1902 – May 6, 1978), also known by her married name Ethelda Schlatke, was an American competition swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in multiple events.Bleibtrey was a dominant backstroke swimmer, but entered and won gold medals in three freestyle events when there were no women's backstroke events at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. She won a gold medal as member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Margaret Woodbridge, Frances Schroth and Irene Guest. The American relay team set a new world record of 5:11.6 in the event final. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethelda Bleibtrey has received more than 31,948 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Ethelda Bleibtrey is the 13th most popular swimmer (up from 26th in 2019), the 5,465th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,159th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Ethelda Bleibtrey ranks 13 out of 392Before her are Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, Don Schollander, Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, and Rie Mastenbroek. After her are Erich Rademacher, Kornelia Ender, Ian Thorpe, Charles Daniels, Marie Braun, and Yoshiyuki Tsuruta.

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Among people born in 1902, Ethelda Bleibtrey ranks 205Before her are David Arellano, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Théodore Monod, Jesús Bermúdez, Sigizmund Levanevsky, and Felisberto Hernández. After her are Carlos Spadaro, Victor Jory, Carlos Schneeberger, Toivo Loukola, Yakov Smushkevich, and Jean Grémillon. Among people deceased in 1978, Ethelda Bleibtrey ranks 159Before her are Leigh Brackett, Kathleen Kenyon, Alexander Belov, Theo Lingen, Jack Oakie, and Jorge Cafrune. After her are Bob Crane, Germain Derycke, Jānis Daliņš, Gotthard Handrick, Peggy Wood, and Ralph Metcalfe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ethelda Bleibtrey ranks 5,465 out of 15,968Before her are Betty Mahmoody (1945), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932), Robert Picardo (1953), Tracy Chevalier (1962), Gene Pitney (1940), and Robert Cummings (1910). After her are Sumner Paine (1868), Alex Rodriguez (1975), Henry M. Leland (1843), Maude Adams (1872), Phil McGraw (1950), and Robert Nisbet (1913).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Ethelda Bleibtrey ranks 7Before her are Mark Spitz (1950), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Michael Phelps (1985), Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), and Ann Curtis (1926). After her are Charles Daniels (1885), George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), Matt Biondi (1965), and Bill Smith (1924).