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Simone Schaller

Full name: Simone Estelle Schaller (-Kirin)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 22, 1912 in South Manchester, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 20, 2016 in Arcadia, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Simone Schaller began playing sports at Monrovia High School in California. Between the 1932 and 1936 Olympics she competed in basketball leagues in Southern California, but continued to compete in track & field, winning the 1933 AAU 80 metre hurdles. Schaller represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club. At the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Trials/AAU Meets, she was third in the high hurdles.

Schaller married Joseph Kirin, who played minor league baseball in the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League. She worked as manager of food services at Temple City High School. In her later years she stayed active by taking up tennis. Schaller died in October 2016, at the age of 104, and was until then the oldest living Olympian.

Personal Best: 80mH – 11.8 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 4
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 4 h2 r2/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 4 11,8 6
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat One 2 QU/=WR 11.8
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 11.8
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