Ann Elizabeth Curtis Cuneo (March 6, 1926 – June 26, 2012) was an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic champion.
Curtis was born in
San Francisco, California, and was coached by Charlie Sava as a member of the San Francisco Crystal Plunge team. In 1944, at age 18, Curtis received the coveted James E. Sullivan Memorial Award.
Curtis competed at the
1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle. She won her second gold medal as a member of the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team when she came from behind on the event's final leg to win. In addition to her gold medal wins, she also received the silver medal for her second-place finish in the women's 100-meter freestyle.
During his career she set 4 world and 18 U.S. records.
She was also the 1st woman and swimmer to win Sullivan Award (in 1944).
She was inducted into the
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. Curtis died at her home in San Rafael, California on June 26, 2012; she was 86 years old. [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Ann Curtis – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
Ann Curtis (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
1912: Great Britain ( Moore, Fletcher, Speirs, Steer)
1920: USA ( Woodridge, Schroth, Guest, Bleibtrey)
1924: USA ( Donnelly, Ederle, Lackie, Wehselau)
1928: USA ( Lambert, Osipowich, Saville, Norelius)
1932: USA ( Johns, Saville, McKim, Madison)
1936: Netherlands ( Selbach, Wagner, Den Ouden, Mastenbroek)
1948: USA ( Corridon, Kalama, Helser, Curtis)
1952: Hungary ( I. Novák, Temes, E. Novák, Szőke)
1956: Australia ( Fraser, Leech, Morgan, Crapp)
1960: USA ( Spillane, Stobs, Wood, von Saltza)
1964: USA ( Stouder, de Varona, Watson, Ellis)
1968: USA ( Barkman, Gustavson, Pedersen, Henne)
1972: USA ( Babashoff, Barkman, Kemp, Neilson)
1976: USA ( Peyton, Sterkel, Babashoff, Boglioli)
1980: East Germany ( Krause, Metschuck, Diers, Hülsenbeck)
1984: USA ( Johnson, Steinseifer, Torres, Hogshead)
1988: East Germany ( Otto, Meißner, Hunger, Stellmach)
1992: USA ( Haislett, Martino, Thompson, Torres)
1996: USA ( Martino, Van Dyken, Fox, Thompson)
2000: USA ( Van Dyken, Shealy, Thompson, Torres)
2004: Australia ( Mills, Lenton, Thomas, Henry)
2008: Netherlands ( Dekker, Kromowidjojo, Heemskerk, Veldhuis)
2012: Australia ( Coutts, Campbell, Elmslie, Schlanger)