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Josephine McKim

Full name: Josephine Eveline McKim (-Chalmers)
Gender: Female
Born: January 4, 1910 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 10, 1992 in Woodstock, New York, United States
Affiliations: Carnegie Library Athletic Club, Homestead (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Gordon Chalmers.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Initially Josephine McKim represented the Carnegie Library Club of Homestead, Pennsylvania, but she later moved to the Canal Zone and competed as an unattached swimmer. She originally specialized in the longer distances and won the AAU 440y in 1929 and the one mile in 1928 and 1929. Following these successes, her second place in the 100m freestyle at the 1932 U.S. Final Trials caused a major surprise; she swam to a creditable fourth place at the Los Angeles Games before winning a gold medal and a share in a new world record in the Olympic freestyle relay. She later had a brief acting career, appearing in several movies.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1932 Summer 22 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
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming United States Final 4 1:09.3
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:08.8
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:09.3

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 3 6:00.2
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 5:55.0
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 6:10.0

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 Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 4:55.6
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Final Standings 1 WR 4:38.0
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