Tanner, Elaine (1951–)

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Tanner, Elaine (1951–)

Canadian swimmer. Name variations: Elaine Tanner Nahrgang. Born Feb 22, 1951, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; m. Ian Nahrgang, 1971.

Won 4 gold medals, 3 silver, and broke 2 world records at Commonwealth Games (1966); won 2 gold medals, 3 silver, and broke 2 world records at Pan American Games (1967); at Mexico City, won a bronze medal in 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay, silver medal in 200-meter backstroke, and silver medal in 100-meter backstroke (1968), the 1st Canadian woman to win 3 Olympic medals; retired from competition (1968); did commentary for the CBC. Given Lou Marsh Award (1966); inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1971).

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