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Irene Guest

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIrene May•Guest (-Loog)
Used nameIrene•Guest
Born22 July 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died14 June 1970 in Ocean Gate, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements157 cm
AffiliationsMeadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Representing the Meadowbrook Club of Philadelphia, Irene Guest placed third in the 100 m freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1920. At the Games she won her heat in 1:18.8 and, although she made a nearly two-second improvement in the final, she could not match Ethelda Bleibtrey’s new world record of 1:13.6. Four days later, Guest joined with Bleibtrey, Frances Schroth, and Peggy Woodbridge to win the relay with a new world record.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Irene Guest
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1920 Summer Olympics 29 August 1920 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Final Standings 5:11.6 WR 1

Special Notes