|In January 2003,
news reached us from Argentina of the death of their silver medal winning swimmer in
the 100 metres in the Berlin Olympics, Jeanette Campbell. In a touching
email, Jeanette's son, Roberto wrote:
We deeply regret to inform you that our
mother, Jeannette Campbell de Peper, passed away on
January 15th. Would you please let Anita Tedder know this sad news. We would also like to
thank you both for including her in your wonderful book " A Proper Spectacle".
Best regards, her children
Ines Peper, Susie Peper de Cavanagh and Roberto Peper."
Campbell was the only woman to compete for Argentina in the Berlin Olympics of 1936 and,
throughout her life, was a wonderful ambassador for the sportswomen of Argentina.
Jeanette caused a huge shock at the Berlin
Games by upsetting the form book when her second place deprived the awesome Dutch squad of
their predicted clean sweep.
Our thoughts are with her family.