Full name: Samuel Alapai "Sam" Kahanamoku
Born: November 4, 1902 in Honolulu, HawaiÊ»i, United States
Died: April 26, 1966 in Honolulu, HawaiÊ»i, United States
Affiliations: Hui Nalu Club, Honolulu (USA)
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Brother of Duke Kahanamoku.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Sam Kahanamoku was the brother of Hawaiâian swim legend [Duke Kahanamoku]. Competing against his brother and [Johnny Weissmuller], Sam Kahanamoku was never able to win a national title. The highlight of his career was his bronze medal in the 100 freestyle at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. Like his brother, he was one of the pioneers of surfing, and he was also known for his singing voice. Kahanamoku had plans to study medicine at Stanford but that did not occur, as he settled in Hawai'i and sold real estate for a living.
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