Eugene Bolden

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Eugene Thomas Bolden (23 July 1899 – 6 September 1991) was an American competitive pool and open water swimmer from Memphis, Tennessee who represented the Illinois Athletic Club and the United States at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games in Belgium in in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle where he finished fifth in an estimated time of 24:04.3. He also won the 1921 United States 10-mile championship in Philadelphia, but was disqualified for not wearing a regulation swimsuit.

He was a machinist's first mate in the United States Navy who also won the United States 10-mile swimming championship in the Delaware River in Riverton, New Jersey. He won the 1920 United States Olympic one-mile qualification race in Lincoln Park Chicago.

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