Ann Curtis, swimmer won 2 gold medals in ’48 Olympics
Ann Curtis was widely regarded as one of the greatest female athletes of the 1940s. A swimming phenomenon, she won 34 national Amateur Athletic Union championships, more than any woman before. She lost a chance to compete on the international stage when the 1944 Olympics were canceled because of World War II — but she came back to win two gold medals at the 1948 London Games. Curtis, 86, died June 26 at her home in San Rafael, Calif. She had complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said her daughter Carrie Cuneo.