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Frances Schroth

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrances Cowells•Schroth
Used nameFrances•Schroth
Born11 April 1893 in Toledo, Ohio (USA)
Died6 October 1961 in Guadalajara, Jalisco (MEX)
Measurements168 cm
AffiliationsAthens Athletic Club, Oakland (USA)
NOC United States


Mrs. Frances Schroth, from Oakland, California, shared with Ethelda Bleibtrey the distinction of winning three swimming medals at the 1920 Olympics. She was married to George Schroth, also a noted swimmer, who won a bronze medal as a member of the 1924 U.S. water polo team. They were divorced, however, not long after the Paris Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Frances Schroth
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
300 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
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 23 August 1920 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Women Semi-Finals, Heat One 1:18.0 1
1920 Summer Olympics 29 August 1920 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Final Standings 5:11.6 WR 1

Olympic family relations

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