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German card from the #234 from a series of 300 cards, mostly of movie stars.  These are beautifully embossed cards. The boarders for every person's card are a unique style.  Size:  2" x 2 7/16"

Willie den Ouden was a Dutch swimmer that participated in two Olympics in her five years of competing. What set her apart was that she held the world record in the 100m free for nearly 23 years (1933-1956) at 1:04.6 seconds. She was the youngest swimmer at the Olympics, entering the games at age 14 in 1932 where she won Silver in the 100m and 4 x 100 freestyle relay. In the 1936 Games she was part of the Gold medal 4 x 100 freestyle team. She retired at the age of 19. An interesting piece to swimming history is that goggles did not become a normal part of swimming until the 1960's, therefore, swimmers could only train for as long as their eyes could withstand the chlorine or salt water.

Willie den Ouden (swimmer)

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