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Emelyn Whiton

Full name: Emelyn Thatcher Whiton (Leonard-, -Righter)
Gender: Female
Born: March 1, 1916 in New York, New York, United States
Died: March 1, 1962 in Jamaica Bay, New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Wife of Herman Whiton.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Emelyn Whiton won a gold medal in sailing at the 1952 Olympics when she served as a crew member for her husband, [Herman Whiton], aboard the Llanoria in the 6-metre class. Emelyn married Herman in 1939, but they divorced in 1957, although she re-married Brewster Righter in 1958. On 1 March 1962, her 46th birthday, Whiton boarded American Airline Flight #1 flying from Idlewild (now JFK) Airport in New York to Los Angeles. Two minutes after take-off the plane crashed into a swamp, killing all 87 occupants aboard, including Emelyn Whiton.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Mixed 6 metres Llanoria USA 1 Gold

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Final Standings 1952-07-20 4,870
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race One 1952-07-20 540 2-31:58
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Two 1952-07-21 188 3-22:51
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Three 1952-07-22 1,142 2-28:00
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Four 1952-07-23 1,142 2-45:36
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Five 1952-07-26 239 2-50:03
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Six 1952-07-27 665 2-35:32
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Seven 1952-07-28 1,142 3-00:50
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