Frederick Lane

1880 - 1969

Frederick Lane

Frederick Claude Vivian Lane (2 February 1880 – 14 May 1969) was an Australian swimmer who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.Lane, from Manly, New South Wales, was four years old when his brother saved him from drowning in Sydney Harbour, whereupon he decided to learn to swim. Later, he attended high school at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview.After breaking many Australasian swimming records, Lane moved to England to compete in the English Championships in 1899.He was the first Australian to represent his country in swimming at the Olympic Games, when he competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, and won two gold medals. He first won the 200 metres freestyle, clearly beating Hungarian Zoltán Halmay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Lane has received more than 22,138 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Frederick Lane ranks 24 out of 308Before him are Ann Curtis, Alexander Popov, Kornelia Ender, George Hodgson, Tetsuo Okamoto, and Albina Osipowich. After him are Ian Thorpe, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Clarke Scholes, Đurđica Bjedov, Bill Smith, and Nel van Vliet.

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Among people born in 1880, Frederick Lane ranks 122Before him are Jeannette Rankin, Jacob Epstein, Tom Mix, Vladas Mironas, Yordan Yovkov, and Broncho Billy Anderson. After him are Giles Gilbert Scott, George Herriman, Wilhelm Anderson, Thomas H. Ince, Walter Brack, and Knud Kristensen. Among people deceased in 1969, Frederick Lane ranks 130Before him are Tiburcio Carías Andino, Albert Hill, C. N. Annadurai, Chang Taek-sang, Julius Saaristo, and Eero Berg. After him are Moisés Solana, Skip James, Leonardo Cilaurren, Vilho Väisälä, Tom Naudé, and Barton MacLane.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Frederick Lane ranks 136 out of 575Before him are Christopher Doyle (1952), Gough Whitlam (1916), John Seale (1942), Phoebe Tonkin (1989), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), and Leo McKern (1920). After him are Peter Carey (1943), Arthur Benjamin (1893), Dawn Fraser (1937), Ian Thorpe (1982), Jesse Spencer (1979), and David Warren (1925).

Among SWIMMERS In Australia

Among swimmers born in Australia, Frederick Lane ranks 1After him are Ian Thorpe (1982), Fanny Durack (1889), Shane Gould (1956), Grant Hackett (1980), Bronte Barratt (1989), Kieren Perkins (1973), Eamon Sullivan (1985), Petria Thomas (1975), Stephanie Rice (1988), Leisel Jones (1985), and Susie O'Neill (1973).