Martha Norelius - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree

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Country: USA

Year of Induction: 1984

Classification: Swimmer

Biography

Martha was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame for winning a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the 1924 Olympics and two gold medals in the 1928 Olympics. She was suspended from amateur competition in 1929 for giving an exhibition in the same pool with professional swimmers, so she turned professional and won US$10,000 in the 16K (10-mile) Wrigley Marathon in Toronto.

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