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Gary Dilley

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGary J.•Dilley
Used nameGary•Dilley
Born15 January 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Measurements186 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSpartan Swim Club
NOC United States


Gary Dilley attended Michigan State University. After the 1964 Olympics, he won four individual NCAA titles in the 100 and 200 yard backstrokes in 1965 and 1966. Dilley also won six Big 10 titles, in both backstrokes in 1965-66 and with the 4x100 freestyle relay team in 1965 and 1967. He also won gold medals at the 1965 Universiade: in the 200 meter backstroke and4 x 100 freestyle relay. Dilley later attended dental school at Indiana University, and then studied orthodontics at the University of North Carolina. He had a dental practice in Cary, North Carolina, specializing in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics until his retirement.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Gary Dilley
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1964 Summer Olympics 11 October 1964 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat Five 2:14.2 1
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 2:13.8 1

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