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Helene Madison of Seattle wins Olympic Gold Medal on August 8, 1932.
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On August 8, 1932, at the Los Angeles Olympics, swimmer Helene Madison (1913-1970) of Seattle wins a Gold Medal in the women’s 100 meter freestyle race. Her time of 1 minute 6.8 seconds misses a World Record by 0.2 seconds.
She was scheduled for other races on August 12, 1932 and August 13, 1932.
David Wallechinsky, The Complete Book of the Olympics (New York: The Viking Press, 1984), 430.
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