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Swimmer Helene Madison wins third-in-a-row Olympic Gold Medal on August 13, 1932.
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On August 13, 1932, Helene Madison of Seattle wins her third Gold Medal in the Los Angeles Olympic Games. Her winning time in the women’s 400 meter freestyle swimming race is 5 minutes 28.5 seconds and beats the World’s Record, which Madison also set, by 2.5 seconds.
David Wallechinsky, The Complete Book of the Olympics (New York: The Viking Press, 1984), 434.
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