Sport: Third Woman

The feet of Mercedes Gleitz touched chalk rocks on the South shore of England. Exclamatory, she thanked God she was conscious and then fell into stupor for two hours. Fifteen hours and 15 minutes earlier her feet had lost touch with French rocks at Cape Gris Nez. Succeeding on her eighth attempt, a typist, 26 of London, Miss Gleitz is the twelfth person and the third woman-to swim the English Channel. It has not been swum so late in the year by man or woman.


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