Eleanor SAVILLE

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Amsterdam 1928
  • Year of Birth
    1909
Olympic Results

Biography

Eleanor SAVILLE

Competing in 1928 as Miss Eleanor Garatti, and in 1932 as Mrs. Saville, she was the only U.S. swimmer to be on the winning relay teams at both the Amsterdam and Los Angeles Olympics. On both occasions she helped the U.S. to new world records. In the 100m freestyle, Saville-Garatti bettered the Olympic record in the heats in both 1928 and 1932, but failed to win either final. However she had the distinction of becoming the first woman to win two individual Olympic medals in the shortest freestyle event. When she won the second of her two AAU 100m outdoor freestyle titles in 1929, she set a new world record, becoming the first woman to swim under 1:10 for the distance.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

B
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

S
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming