Swimmer Ann Curtis dies

July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

California, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ann Curtis, who is a renowned swimmer for winning two gold medal at the 1984 Olympics that were held in London died on Thursday at the age of 86 years.

Curtis died at her home in San Rafael, Calif because of complications that she suffered due to the Alzheimer’s disease. Curtis started her swimming career at the tender age of twelve. By the time she participated in the Olympics, Ann Curtis had broken 18 swimming championship titles in the US and she had won 8 national competitions.

In the Olympics, Ann Curtis was able to score a medal in all the three competitions that she participated in. She won two gold and one silver medals.

Ann Curtis was married to Gordon Cuneo a year after her win in the Olympics and they had five children. Ann Curtis was born in San Francisco. She moved to San Rafael after the Olympics where she started a swimming school and coached young swimmers. Some of her swimmers have participated in the Olympics.

Curtis coached the young swimmers for twenty five years before retiring. Her husband Cuneo now manages the school as Curtis had stopped swimming and was only involved in water aerobics before her death.

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