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Dan Harrigan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDaniel Lee "Dan"•Harrigan
Used nameDan•Harrigan
Born29 October 1955 in South Bend, Indiana (USA)
Measurements182 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsMichiana Marlins
NOC United States


Dan Harrigan’s first international exposure came at the age of 10, when he competed in a U.S.-Canada dual meet. Ten years later, in 1975, he won the 200m backstroke at the Pan-American Games, and although he improved on his winning Pan-Am time by almost five seconds at the 1976 Olympics, he still finished third behind teammates John Naber and Peter Rocca. Harrigan’s medal was remarkable as he had contracted hepatitis while at the 1975 Pan-Am Games and was out of training for several months. Harrigan was a dean’s list student in architecture at North Carolina State.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Dan Harrigan
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1976 Summer Olympics 24 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat Two 2:02.25 1

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