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Warren Kealoha: 1924

Warren Kealoha: 1924

August 7, 1924. "Warren Kealoha, Hawaiian Olympic swimmer, at Tidal Basin bathing pavilion." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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At the 1920 Olympics Warren Kealoha swam the 100-meter backstroke with a finishing time of 1:15:20 to win the Gold Medal.

At the 2008 Olympics Aaron Peirsol swam the 100m backstroke with a finishing time of 0:52:54 to win the Gold Medal.

Warren Kealoha

Warren won the 1920 Olympic Gold Medal in the 100m Backstroke in Antwerp and repeated in 1924 in Paris. The 1920 team also included his brother Pua Kealoha and the legendary Duke Kahanamoku who defended the 100m Freestyle title he won at the previous Olympics... in 1912. The 1924 team also featured Duke Kahanamoku, his younger brother Samuel and a haole named Johnny Weismuller who beat Duke in the 100m and won two other gold medals.

The Pause That Refreshes

Warren's friend must not be Hawaiian. He cannot seem to stand the heat. He is struggling to hold up that fencepost. I'll bet he could use one of those sodas being delivered in the rear.

"Suits Rented"

"Just wait a few minutes, Sir. I'm sure one in your size will come in."

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