Dave Edgar

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDavid Holmes "Dave"•Edgar
Used nameDave•Edgar
Born27 March 1950 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsTennessee Volunteers, Knoxville (USA) / Jack Nelson Swim Club, Fort Lauderdale (USA)
NOC United States


Dave Edgar was primarily known as a short-course sprinter with great turns. Besides his Olympic gold, he was on a winning 4×100 metre freestyle relay team (with Steve Genter, Jerry Heidenreich, and the non-Olympian Frank Heckl) at the 1971 Pan American Games. He won the AAU 100 y indoor freestyle in 1970 and the same event at the NCAA for Tennessee in 1970, 1971, and 1972. In addition, Edgar was a world-ranked butterflyer and placed fifth in the 100m fly at München.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Dave Edgar
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
100 metres Butterfly, Men (Olympic) 5

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