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Nan Gindele

Full name: Ferdinanda "Nan" Gindele (-Bauman)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: August 5, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1992 in Barrington, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Women's Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In 1932, Nan Gindele set a world record in the javelin throw with 153-4 [46.73], the first ever recognized by the IAAF, and it lasted as a record for 10 years. She also won the AAU title with the spear in 1933. She was also quite good in the now defunct basketball throw event, held indoors. She won the AAU title indoors in that event in 1933, 1934, and 1936, setting a US record of 101-6¾ [30.95] in 1933 that stood until 1950. Gindele attended Northwestern, represented the Illinois Women’s Athletic Club, and later became a school teacher.

Personal Bests: JT – 153-4 [46.73] (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 5

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 5 37.95
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