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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ragnhild Hveger, Danish swimmer, Olympic silver medalist (1936), died she was 90.

Ragnhild Tove Hveger was a swimmer from Denmark, who won the silver medal in the women's 400 m freestyle at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

(later Andersen, 10 December 1920 – 1 December 2011)

From 1936 to 1943 she set 44 world records, and at one time she held 19 world records in different distances and disciplines. In 1937 she won three gold medals at the world championships. Unfortunately for her, the Olympic Games were not held in 1940 or 1944.
Daughter of a nazi, sister of an east front volunteer, married to a German officer, she became very unpopular after the war, and was barred from the Danish team for the 1948 Olympics. [2]
In 1996 she was declared sportswoman of the century by Danmarks Idræts-Forbund.


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