Antonio Abertondo

Argentine swimmer
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August 1, 1918
date of death
July 6, 1978
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Antonio Abertondo (August 1, 1918 – July 6, 1978) of Argentina was the first person to complete a two way swim of the English Channel. He completed the swim on 21st of September, 1961 in a time of 43 hours 10 minutes with just a 4 minute rest in France. He also swam the English Channel on three other occasions, in 1950, 1951 and 1954.
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