Albina Osipowich Article

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Albina Osipowich
Personal information
Full nameAlbina Lucy Charlotte Osipowich
National team  United States
Born(1911-02-26)February 26, 1911
Worcester, Massachusetts
DiedJune 6, 1964(1964-06-06) (aged 53)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
ClubBoys' Club Auxiliary

Albina Lucy Charlotte Osipowich (February 26, 1911 – June 6, 1964), later known by her married name Albina Van Aken, was an American competition swimmer who won gold medals in the women's 100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, setting world records in both events. [1]

In 1933 Osipowich graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in Providence, Rhode Island, where she played field hockey and continued swimming as a hobby. She later worked as a buyer for a department store and married basketball player Harrison Van Aken. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Albina Osipowich. Retrieved November 23, 2012.

External links

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Albina Osipowich". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  • Albina Osipowich (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
US Women 4 × 100 m team at the 1928 Olympics, Osipowich is third from left
Records
Preceded by
Eleanor Garatti
Women's 100-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

August 25, 1929 – March 14, 1930
Succeeded by
Helene Madison