Wally Ris

1924 - 1989

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Walter Steven Ris (January 4, 1924 – December 25, 1989) was an American competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and world record-holder. Ris won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. He received his first gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wally Ris has received more than 25,889 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Wally Ris is the 99th most popular swimmer (down from 85th in 2019), the 9,194th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,474th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Swimmer.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Wally Ris has had the most page views in the with 2,536 views, followed by Italian (952), and Chinese (721). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Danish (48.51%), Ukrainian (37.14%), and Korean (35.85%)


Among swimmers, Wally Ris ranks 99 out of 709Before her are Allen Stack, Nel van Vliet, Irene Steer, László Szabados, John Devitt, and Frederick Holman. After her are Max Schöne, Elemér Szathmáry, Gilbert Bozon, Georg Hoffmann, Frances Schroth, and Lyn McClements.

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Among people born in 1924, Wally Ris ranks 425Before her are Ingemar Johansson, Scott Brady, Nicholas Colasanto, Carroll O'Connor, Armando Peraza, and Mark Lenard. After her are Ingrid Sandahl, Harry Schwarz, William H. Webster, César Ruminski, Thomas Berger, and Lennart Magnusson. Among people deceased in 1989, Wally Ris ranks 258Before her are M. King Hubbert, George Coulouris, Chris Gueffroy, C. L. R. James, Edward Abbey, and John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton. After her are Hemanta Mukherjee, Jim Backus, Frank Henry, György Kulin, Edvin Laine, and Erich Herrmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wally Ris ranks 9,194 out of 20,380Before her are Vincent Matthews (1947), Jim Risch (1943), Barney Ewell (1918), Lisa Franchetti (1964), Mary Arthur McElroy (1841), and Bootsy Collins (1951). After her are Roxann Dawson (1958), Derrick Green (1971), Kathryn Hunter (1957), Alexander Hall (1894), Kristin Chenoweth (1968), and Richard Lawrence (1906).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Wally Ris ranks 37Before her are Melissa Belote (1956), Don McKenzie (1947), David Hammond (1881), Eleanor Garatti (1909), Helen Wainwright (1906), and Allen Stack (1928). After her are Frances Schroth (1893), Lance Larson (1940), Debbie Meyer (1952), Harry Hebner (1891), Jim Montgomery (1955), and Sharon Stouder (1948).