Claudia Maria Poll Ahrens (born 21 December 1972) Costa Rican swimmer who competes in the 200 m to 800 m freestyle events. She is Costa Rica's only gold-medalist, having won the country's first Olympic gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in the 200 meter freestyle. She is a multiple national record holder in the freestyle events.
Her sister, Silvia, won Costa Rica's first Olympic medal at the 1988 Games. Also as of 2009, Claudia and Silvia are the only Costa Ricans to have won a medal at an Olympics. Claudia also competed at the 2000 Olympics, where she won two bronze medals. Moreover, she was the first person from Central America to win a gold medal, and the only until the 2008 Olympic Games when Panama won a gold medal.
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... Claudia graduated in Business Administration from the Universidad Internacional de las Américas, San José, Costa Rica, in 1998 ... Poll became a mother for the first time on August 8, 2007 ... Claudia's older sister Silvia Poll Ahrens was also a competitive swimmer who won a silver medal in 1988, Costa Rica's first ever Olympic medal ...
... Medal Name Games Sport Event 2 Silver Silvia Poll 1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle 1 Gold Claudia Poll 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle 3 Bronze Claudia Poll 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's ...
55.80 Angel Martino 55.97 200 m freestyle Claudia Poll 158.85 Nicole Haislett 158.95 Suzu Chiba 159.56 400 m freestyle Janet Evans 407.47 Claudia Poll 409.61 Suzu Chiba 410.67 800 m freestyle Janet Evans ...
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