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Helen Wainwright

Full name: Helen E. Wainwright (-Stelling)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
Born: March 15, 1906 in New York, New York, United States
Died: October 11, 1965 in Hampton Bays, New York, United States
Affiliations: Women's Swimming Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving, Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Helen Wainwright is one of only three American women who have won Olympic medals for swimming and diving. Representing the Women’s Swimming Association of New York, she won 17 AAU swimming championships and two indoor AAU diving championships and during World War II turned over all her trophies to the government for the metal drive. She later turned professional and toured the country with several aquacades, playing the theaters with a portable tank. She married a career military man, Lt. Cree Stelling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 14 Antwerpen Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 2 Silver
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming United States Final 2 6:03.8
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 6:19.6
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 6:46.8