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Ada Langford

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAda Mary•Langford (-Everard)
Used nameAda•Langford
Born23 November 1894 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
Died11 March 1973 in Dawlish, Devon, England (GBR)
AffiliationsWavertree Ladies SC, Liverpool (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Ada Langford had been winning Wavertree Club championships from the age of 15 and when just 17, she finished second to Daisy Curwen in her heat in the final trial at Southport for the 1912 Olympics. She was selected as one of six British women for the 100 metres freestyle, but only one, Jennie Fletcher, came home with a medal. Two weeks after the Olympics, Langford finished third in a race at Longsight, Manchester, won by the Stockholm gold medallist Fanny Durack in a new English record 1:11.8. Langford eventually turned professional, and after World War I performed as an acrobatic swimmer and high-diver, and spent a while working in Heligoland.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Ada Langford
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3