Sylvia Eliina RUUSKA

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1942
Olympic Results

Biography

Sylvia Eliina RUUSKA

Sylvia Ruuska developed through the age-group swim program and, together with her younger sister Pat, was a star performer on her father's Berkeley YMCA team that twice won the AAU national team championship. She set five world records and won 20 AAU titles, including the 400 y individual medley for five straight years from 1956. She was aged only 14 when she won her two medals at the 1956 Games. At the 1959 Pan American Games she won silver in the 400 m freestyle. On her second Olympic appearance in 1960 at Rome, she was appointed captain of the women's swim team, but swam only the heats of the freestyle relay.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

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

Melbourne 1956

B
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
S
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming