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July 9, 2011 / jmeuropeana

‘Tarzan’ breaks swimming record

On the 9th of July –

in 1922 US Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weismuller swims the 100m freestyle in 58.6 seconds, breaking the ‘minute barrier’. He later went on to movie stardom in the role of Tarzan.

Here he is with an ape:
Acteurs Raymond Burr en ex-Tarzan Johnny Weismuller (USA) arriveren op Schiphol; Weismuller met aap

And here is a 1980s take on the Myth of Tarzan:

and another one for the record books:

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