Shelley Mann Swimmer

Shelley Isabel Mann (born October 15, 1937 in New York) is a former butterfly swimmer from the United States. At the 1956 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal in the 100 m butterfly competition and was a member of the relay team that won the silver medal for the 100 m freestyle. Mann caught polio aged six and took up swimming to aid her recovery. She was a student at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 15th, 1937
United States of America

Olympic medals

1956 Summer Olympics Melbourne

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden. Equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. This was the second Olympics not to be held entirely in one country, the first being the 1920 Summer Olympics. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Swimming – Women's 100 metre butterfly 1956


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