Warren Paoa KEALOHA

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
    1904
Olympic Results

Biography

Warren Paoa KEALOHA

At the age of 16, Warren Kealoha of Hawaii won his first Olympic title and four years later became the first man to win two Olympic backstroke gold medals. He held the world 100m backstroke record for six years, setting his first world record in winning the Olympic title in 1920 and his fourth world record in Honolulu in 1926. This final record was short-lived – the following day Walter Laufer, who was on a European tour, bettered Kealoha’s mark. Kealoha later became a successful rancher. It is often written that Warren and Pua Kealoha were brothers but they were not, and research has not found any direct relationship between the two.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

G
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

G
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming