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Full name  Helen Orr Gordon
Strokes  Breaststroke
Nickname(s)  "Elenor"
Club  Hamilton Baths

National team  Great Britain
Name  Elenor Gordon
Sport  Swimming
Role  Swimmer
Elenor Gordon Hamilton Olympic swimmer Elenor Gordon McKay dies aged 81 Daily Record
Born  10 May 1933 (1933-05-10) Hamilton, Scotland
Died  July 9, 2014, Craigneuk, Wishaw, United Kingdom
Olympic medals  Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

Helen Orr Gordon (10 May 1933 – 5 July 2014), commonly known by her nickname Elenor Gordon and later by her married name Elenor McKay, was a Scottish competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympics, and Scotland in two British Empire Games. She was the daughter of the Hamilton Baths manager, and in 1952 won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-metre breaststroke.

From 1947 until 1957 she was Scottish 200-metre breaststroke champion. In 1950 she received the Nancy Riach memorial medal for her services to swimming. She was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. She died on 5 July 2014 from natural causes at the age of 80.

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