Donna Elizabeth de Varona is a former American swimmer. De Varona was the
youngest swimmer to compete at the 1960 Summer Olympics, while at the following
Olympics, she won gold medals in the 400m individual medley and as a member of
the 400m freestyle relay. In her career, she set 18 different swimming records,
as she retired shortly after the 1964 Olympics.
In 1965, de Varona signed a contract with ABC, which made her the first
female sportscaster in television history. Also, as an advocate of Title IX, she
helped to establish the Women's Sports Foundation, where she served as their
first president from 1976 to 1984.
400m individual medley
4x100m freestyle relay
DE VARONA, Donna Other names:
DE VARONA, Donna Elizabeth Born:
26 April 1947 Birthplace:
San Diego (United States) Nationality: United States
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