Olympic Medalist - Swimming
Manuela Kalili won the silver medal for swimmimg in the
4x200 freestyle relay at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.
He shared the medal with his brother, Maiola, who swam
with him on the same relay team along with Frank Booth and
He also competed in the 100 meter freestyle at the same
Olympics, placing 4th and missing the bronze medal by less
than half of a second.
The Kalili brothers were part of an outstanding U.S. Olympics
swimming team in 1932 which included Clarence "Buster" Crabbe,
gold medalist in the 400 meter freestyle individual event and
also an inductee in the Hawai'i Sports Hall of Fame.
Historical Timeline: 1932, Amelia Earheart is first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean flying solo.
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