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Swimmer Ann Curtis dies at 86

Updated: July 26, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ann Curtis, a renowned swimmer who won two gold medals at the 1948 Olympics, the last time the event was held in London, has died. She was 86.

Her daughter Carrie Cuneo said Thursday she died at her San Rafael, Calif., home of complications of Alzheimer's disease on June 26, weeks before the games returned to the city where she won international acclaim.

Born in 1926 in San Francisco, Curtis started her swimming career at the age of 12. She didn't get to compete in ...

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