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Swimmer Helene Madison wins second Olympic Gold Medal on August 12, 1932.
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On August 12, 1932, swimmer Helene Madison (1913-1970) of Seattle wins her second Gold Medal of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games in the 400 meter relay swimming race. The winning swimmers in order of legs are Josephine McKim, Helen Johns, Eleanor Saville, and Helene Madison. Their winning time is 4 minutes 38.0 seconds which beat the previous World Record by 9.6 seconds. This is Helene Madison’s second gold medal of the 1932 Olympic Games and she is scheduled to race again tomorrow.
David Wallechinsky, The Complete Book of the Olympics (New York: The Viking Press, 1984), 446.
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