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John Hencken

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn Frederick•Hencken
Used nameJohn•Hencken
Born29 May 1954 in Culver City, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

John Hencken began swimming as therapy to recover from an operation which removed a growth behind his knee. He ended up setting six world records in the 100m breaststroke and five in the 200m, and both his individual Olympic titles were won with new world records. Another of his world records came in the 1975 World Championships where he won the 100m breaststroke. Hencken, who attended Stanford and also swam for the Santa Clara SC, won 10 AAU titles between 1972 and 1976.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA John Hencken
100 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA John Hencken
100 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Breaststroke, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 1:05.68 WR 1
1972 Summer Olympics 2 September 1972 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Breaststroke, Men Final 2:21.55 WR 1
1972 Summer Olympics 4 September 1972 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Round One, Heat Three 3:51.98 1
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Breaststroke, Men Round One, Heat Five 1:03.88 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 19 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Breaststroke, Men Semi-Finals, Heat Two 1:03.62 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 20 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Breaststroke, Men Final 1:03.11 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 22 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Final 3:42.22 WR 1

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