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Edith Motridge

Full name: Edith Segal Motridge (-Polster)
Gender: Female
Born: July 30, 1913 in San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 1, 2007 in Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Edith Motridge swam the 100 backstroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, just a missing a medal when she finished fourth. Motridge represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club in 1936. She was US Champion in the 100 backstroke in 1939. Motridge worked in the movies with MGM studios for 15 years, serving as Esther Williams’ stunt double, and working on all swimming movies. She later married Leonard Polster and they moved to Fairbanks Ranch, California in 1983.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 4

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Swimming United States Final 4 1:19.6
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:19.1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:21.0
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