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Eleanor Garatti-Saville

Full name: Eleanor A. Garatti-Saville
Gender: Female
Born: June 12, 1909 in Belvedere, California, United States
Died: September 9, 1998 in Walnut Creek, California, United States
Affiliations: Western Women's Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Competing in 1928 as Miss Eleanor Garatti, and in 1932 as Mrs. Saville, she was the only U.S. swimmer to be on the winning relay teams at both the Amsterdam and Los Angeles Olympics. On both occasions she helped the U.S. to new world records. In the 100m freestyle, Saville-Garatti bettered the Olympic record in the heats in both 1928 and 1932, but failed to win either final. However she had the distinction of becoming the first woman to win two individual Olympic medals in the shortest freestyle event. When she won the second of her two AAU 100m outdoor freestyle titles in 1929, she set a new world record, becoming the first woman to swim under 1:10 for the distance.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 2 1:11.4
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:11.4
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:14.8
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming United States Final 3 1:08.2
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:08.8
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 1:08.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:47.6
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Final Standings 1 WR 4:38.0
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