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Pua Kele Kealoha

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePua Kele•Kealoha
Used namePua Kele•Kealoha
Born14 November 1902 in Waialua, Hawaiʻi (USA)
Died28 August 1989 in San Francisco, California (USA)
AffiliationsHui Makani Swim Club, (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Pua Kealoha, finished second to his fellow Hawaiian, the Duke, in the 100m freestyle at the 1920 Olympics and then joined Duke Kahanamoku on the world record breaking relay team. Pua Kealoha won his only AAU championship in 1921 when the 100y event was held in Honolulu harbor. His only competition was Warren Kealoha, no known relation, and Pua’s time of 53.0 equalled the world record. It is often written that Pua and Warren Kealoha were brothers but they were not, and research has not found any direct relationship between the two.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men 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 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 10:04.4 WR 1

Special Notes


Not related to Warren Kealoha.