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Marie Braun


Died when: 71 years 1 days (852 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Marie Braun

Maria "Marie" Johanna Philipsen-Braun (22 June 1911 – 23 June 1982), also known as Zus Braun, was a Dutch swimmer.She competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and in 1932 in Los Angeles, winning a gold medal in the 100 m backstroke and a silver in the 400 m freestyle in 1928.

She failed to reach the finals of these events at the 1932 Games due to a sudden illness during the preliminary heats.

During her career Braun set six world and 25 national records.Braun was the daughter of the prominent Dutch swimming coach Ma Braun.

She had her first international success at the 1927 European Championships, where she won one gold and two bronze medals in the 100 m and 4 × 100 m freestyle and 100 m backstroke.

She won gold medals in these events at the next European championships in 1931.After these wins snd her medals at the 1928 Olympics, Braun was a favorite at the 1932 Olympics.

However after swimming 400 m heats she was hospitalized with a strong fever, and retired from swimming shortly after that.In 1980, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

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