Yachting Plaque awared to Angelita, Winner of the Olympic Gold Medal in 1932

Description (Brief):

Plaque features a wooden cross-section of a yacht hull which is white with red and blue stripes. Owen Churchill was the owner and captain of the yacht Angelita, winner of the Olympic Gold medal at the 1932 Los Angeles games. Churchill was also the first to design and patent the swim fin and his were the only manufactured fins from 1940 to 1947.

Description (Brief)

The 1932 Summer Olympics also known as the Games of the X Olympiad were held in Los Angeles, California and included 37 countries, fewer than the 1928 Games as the depression kept many athletes from making the trip. Because of the expense of putting on the Games, many existing venues were used including the Rose Bowl and the LA Coliseum. The Olympic village debuted at the 1932 Games and became the standard for future games along with the victory podium. The Olympic mascot also made its first appearance at these Games; a Scottish Terrier named Smoky. American athlete Babe Didrikson was a standout, winning two gold medals in the javelin and hurdles events although was penalized in the high jump for an illegal jump-off and awarded silver. The United States led the medal count with 103.

Date Made: 1932Associated Date: 1932

Associated Person: Churchill, Owen

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: RacingLevel Of Sport: OlympicsWeb Subject: yacht clubSports

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Credit Line: Owen T. Churchill

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0200.04Accession Number: 1983.0200Catalog Number: 1983.0200.04

Object Name: plaqueplaque, olympics

Physical Description: wood (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 in x 2 1/2 in x 22 in; 15.24 cm x 6.35 cm x 55.88 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b6f6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_667557

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