Full name: Inge SÃ¸rensen (-Tabur)
Born: July 18, 1924 in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: March 9, 2011 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: DKG, KÃ¸benhavn (DEN)
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Inge SÃ¸rensen took up swimming at the age of 8 and in 1936, at age 12, won bronze in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1936 Olympics. At 12 years and 24 days old, SÃ¸rensen remains, as of 2017, the youngest individual Olympic medalist and is third in the all-time youngest Olympic medalist list, trailing only [Dimitrios Loundras] and [Luigina Giavotti], who won team medals. SÃ¸rensen also won the 200 m breaststroke at the 1938 European Championships and was a nine-time Danish breaststroke champion in 1936-44 and won the Nordic championships in 1937 and 1939. She also set three world records. In 1937 she clocked 8:01.9 in the 500 m breaststroke and in 1939 lowered this mark to 7:58.8. In 1939 she set her third world record by clocking 6:16.1 in the 400 m breaststroke.
SÃ¸rensen retired from sports during World War II and, after graduating from Ester Berners Institute in 1946, worked as a swimming instructor in Denmark and Sweden, which eliminated her from the amateur ranks. SÃ¸rensen later married engineer Janus Tabur and the couple lived in South Africa and Canada, before moving to the United States in 1951, where they settled in New Jersey.
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