Full name: Evelyn Tokue Kawamoto (-Konno)
Born: September 17, 1933 in Honolulu, HawaiÊ»i, United States
Died: January 22, 2017 in [unknown], HawaiÊ»i, United States
Affiliations: Hawaii Swim Club
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Wife of Ford Konno.
Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)
Evelyn Kawamoto grew up swimming in Hawaiâi and qualified for the US Olympic Trials in 1948 at age 14, although she failed to make the team that year. In 1949 Kawamoto broke American records in the 300m IM and the 200m breaststroke on the same day. She won both events at the 1949 US Long-course Nationals. In 1950 she defended the 200 breaststroke crown when she finished in a dead-heat with Marge Hulton, with both breaking the American record.
In June 1952, Kawamoto of the Hawaiian SC bettered her own U.S. 400m freestyle record and the following month she won this event at the Final Trials by a margin of more than five seconds. At the Olympics she took third place behind two Hungarians and won a second bronze medal in the relay. Kawamoto married her fellow Olympian from Hawaii, [Ford Konno], who won four medals at the 1952 Games.
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||Women's 400 metres Freestyle||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Freestyle Relay||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Final||3||5:14.6||1:12.7||2||2:32.9||2||3:54.9||2||1:20.2 (2)||1:22.0 (4)||1:19.7 (3)|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||1||Q||5:21.2|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Round One||Heat Four||1||Q/OR||5:16.6|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||USA||Final||3||1:08.0||4:30.1||3|
|1952 Summer||18||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||USA||Round One||Heat Two||1||1:08.3||1:08.3||2|