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Albina Osipowich

Full name: Albina Lucy Charlotte Osipowich (-Van Aken)
Gender: Female
Born: February 26, 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 6, 1964
Affiliations: Boys' Club Auxiliary
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Albina Osipowich placed only third in the 100m freestyle at the 1928 Final Trials, but she went on to win a gold medal in Amsterdam with a new world record. She also won a gold medal in the relay when the U.S. bettered the world record. After the Olympics, Miss Osipowich won two AAU titles indoors and set a national and world record for the 100m freestyle. She attended Pembroke College of Brown University, where she played field hockey and continued to swim as a hobby. After college she worked briefly as a buyer for a department store before marrying Brown basketball star, Harrison Van Aken.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam 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 17 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:11.0
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:12.2
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:12.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 4:47.6
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 4:55.6