Also known as: née Dennis, Clare, Clara Golding
Born: 7 March 1916
Died: 4 June 1971Special Achievements:
Clare Dennis was the first Australian woman to compete in the Empire Games (1934, London) winning gold in the 200 yards breaststroke.
1931 - Won her first New South Wales and Australian 220 yards breast-stroke titles.
18 January 1932 - at the Domain baths, (on the western shore of Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, New South Wales) she broke the world record by swimming the 200 metres breast-stroke in 3 minutes 8.6 seconds.
1932 - Olympics at Los Angeles, California, United States, set a world record time of 3 minutes 6.3 seconds for the 200 metres breast-stroke—to become the first Australian woman to win a gold medal.
February 1933 – “Broke Australian and world records with a 100 metres breast-stroke swim of 1 minute 24.6 seconds and set a new Australian record of 3 minutes 9.2 seconds for the 220 yards breast-stroke.”
1981 - Included in the Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
1985 - Listed in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Melbourne, Victoria.Additional Information:
1936 - Passed over for the Berlin Olympics, she retired from competitive swimming.
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Description: Swimmer Clare Dennis wearing the laurels of victory, New South Wales, 15 September 1932 Date: 15 September 1932 Source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/183009300?q=Clare%20Dennis&c=picture&versionId=199370731 Author: Unknown (Fairfax Media) Permission: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
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Description: Swimmer Clare Dennis won gold at the 1932 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, for 200m backstroke. Call Number: Home and Away - 3843 Digital ID: a128354h Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?i... Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/s/search.html?collection=slnsw From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales: www.sl.nsw.gov.au Source: Swimmer Clare Dennis leaves for Empire Games 1934 Author: State Library of New South Wales from Australia Licensing: This image was taken from Flickr's The Commons. The copyright is in the public domain because it has expired.
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