Gertrude Ederle


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Noun1.Gertrude Ederle - United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)Gertrude Ederle - United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)
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GERTRUDE EDERLE The American was already a world record holder and had a gold medal from the Paris Olympics in 1924 when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in August 1926.
In 1926, the American Gertrude Ederle (pictured) became first woman to swim the Channel - her time was 14 hours and 34 minutes.
ON THIS DAY 1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world-record holder in any sport at the age of 12 years and 298 days in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world-record holder in any sport when, at 12 years and 298 days, she set a new best in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
The US atomic AMERICAN swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old American swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel from France to England and set a new world record of 14 hours and 31 minutes.
My mother took me to this place for swimming lessons, and one of the teachers was Gertrude Ederle," the first woman to swim the English Channel, in 1926, in 14 hours 31 minutes.
In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, arriving in Kingsdown, England, from France in 141/2 hours.
1926: Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New Yorker, became the first woman to swim the English Channel.
Female sports figures of the 1920s and '30s, such as track and field star Babe Didrikson, swimmer Gertrude Ederle, and tennis player Helen Wills, were standouts in their sports--but they competed only against peers.
The twentieth-and twenty-first-century athletes selected by these criteria to be included here as "icons"--many but not all from the United States--include Stacy Allison (first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest), Bonnie Blair (goldmedal winner in speed skating at the 1988 Olympics), Cara-Beth Burnside (champion skate-and snowboarder), Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel), Florence Griffith Joyner (world-record holder in 100-meter and 200-meter dash), Julie Krone (one of the first women jockeys to compete professionally at major race tracks), Nancy Lopez (who "did for women's golf what Arnold Palmer had done for men's," p.
In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, and broke the existing speed record in the process; though her pioneer efforts in women's swimming were legendary, she was only part of a long legacy.