Swimming / Olympic Games

Shane Gould Roland Matthes Dawn Fraser "Tarzan"

Well-Known Performances Before 1976

Shane Gould. Five Individual Medals. 1972 top

Event Gold CNT Mark Silver CNT Mark Bronze CNT Mark
100 FS Sandra Neilson USA 58.59 Shirley Babashoff USA 59.02 Shane Gould AUS 59.06
200 FS Shane Gould AUS 2:03.56 Shirley Babashoff USA 2:04.33 Keena Rothhammer USA 2:04.92
400 FS Shane Gould AUS 4:19.04 Novella Calligaris ITA 4:22.44 Gudrun Wegner GDR 4:23.11
800 FS Keena Rothhammer USA 8:53.68 Shane Gould AUS 8:56.39 Novella Calligaris ITA 8:57.46
200 MD Shane Gould AUS 2:23.07 Kornelia Ender GDR 2:23.59 Linn Vidali USA 2:24.06

Roland Matthes. Four Gold Medals. Backstroke top

Event Gold CNT Mark Silver CNT Mark Bronze CNT Mark
100 BA, 1968 Roland Matthes GDR 58.7 Charles Hickcox USA 1:00.2 Ron Mills USA 1:00.5
100 BA, 1972 Roland Matthes GDR 56.58 Michael Stamm USA 57.70 John Murphy USA 58.35
200 BA, 1968 Roland Matthes GDR 2:09.6 Mitchell Ivey USA 2:10.6 Jack Horsley USA 2:10.9
200 BA, 1972 Roland Matthes GDR 2:02.82 Michael Stamm USA 2:04.09 Mitchell Ivey USA 2:04.33

Dawn Fraser. Three Gold Medals. 100 Freestyle top

Year Gold CNT Mark Silver CNT Mark Bronze CNT Mark
1956 Dawn Fraser AUS 1:02.0 Lorreine Crapp AUS 1:02.3 Faith Leech AUS 1:05.1
1960 Dawn Fraser AUS 1:01.2 Christine Von Saltza USA 1:02.8 Natalie Steward GBR 1:03.1
1964 Dawn Fraser AUS 59.5 Sharon Stouder USA 59.9 Kathleen Ellis USA 1:00.8

"Tarzan". Five Gold Medals*. 1924-1928 top

Event Gold CNT Mark Silver CNT Mark Bronze CNT Mark
100 FS, 1924 Johnny Weissmuller USA 59.0 Duke Kahanamoku USA 1:01.4 Samuel Kahanamoku USA 1:01.8
100 FS, 1928 Johnny Weissmuller USA 58.6 Istvan Barany HUN 59.8 Katsuo Takaishi JPN 1:00.0
400 FS, 1924 Johnny Weissmuller USA 5:04.2 Arne Borg SWE 5:05.6 Boy Charlton AUS 5:06.6
4x200, 1924 O┬┤Connor, Glancy, Breyer, Weissmuller USA 9:53.4 Christie, Henry, Beaurepaire, Charlton AUS 10:02.2 Werner, Trolle, Ake Borg, Arne Borg SWE 10:06.8
4x200, 1928 Clapp, Laufer, Kojac, Weissmuller USA 9:36.2 Yoneyama, Arai, Sada, Takaishi JPN 9:41.4 Bourne, Thompson, Ault, Spence CAN 9:47.8

* Weissmuller also won a bronze medal in waterpolo with the USA team in 1924

Abbreviations top

ABR Event ABR Event ABR Event
FS Freestyle BA Backstroke BR Breaststroke
BF Butterfly MD Medley MX Mixed
__ an underline result stands for World Record

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