Ralph Breyer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRalph Theodore•Breyer
Used nameRalph•Breyer
Born23 February 1904 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died8 May 1991 in Long Beach, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm
AffiliationsNorthwestern Wildcats, Evanston (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


After winning his heat of the 400m freestyle at the Paris Olympics, Ralph Breyer withdrew from the semi-finals but won a gold medal, later in the Games, as a member of the world record breaking relay team. Breyer attended Northwestern and won two freestyle titles at the inaugural NCAA championships in 1924. He added a third NCAA championship in 1925.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Ralph Breyer
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 h1 r1/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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