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Ethel Lackie

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameEthel Minnie•Lackie (-Watkins)
Used nameEthel•Lackie
Born10 February 1907 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died15 December 1979 in Newbury Park, California (USA)
AffiliationsIllinois AC, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Ethel Lackie grew up near Chicago, where she had learned to swim by the time she was three. She later lived near Lake Michigan and represented the Illinois AC in competition. Lackie set numerous U.S. and world records and was the first woman to break 60 seconds for the 100y freestyle and the first to clock 1:10.0 for the 100m freestyle. After her retirement she married Bill Watkins, a well-known rowing champion in the Santa Monica area.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
  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
1924 Summer Olympics 18 July 1924 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Final Standings 4:58.8 WR 1

Special Notes