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Pua Kele Kealoha

Full name: Pua Kele Kealoha
Gender: Male
Born: November 14, 1902 in Waialua, Hawaiʻi, United States
Died: August 28, 1989 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Hui Makami Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Pua Kealoha, finished second to his fellow Hawaiian, the Duke, in the 100m freestyle at the 1920 Olympics and then joined Duke Kahanamoku on the world record breaking relay team. Pua Kealoha won his only AAU championship in 1921 when the 100y event was held in Honolulu harbor. His only competition was Warren Kealoha, no known relation, and Pua’s time of 53.0 equalled the world record. It is often written that Pua and Warren Kealoha were brothers but they were not, and research has not found any direct relationship between the two.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States Final 2 1:02.6
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States First Final 2 1:02.2
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:02.4
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:02.0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 10:04.4
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Swimming United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10:20.4