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Charlie Hickcox

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Buchanan "Charlie"•Hickcox
Used nameCharlie•Hickcox
Born6 February 1947 in Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
Died15 June 2010 in San Diego, California (USA)
Measurements191 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsBloomington Swim Club, Bloomington (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
NOC United States


Charlie Hickcox had an outstanding record in the IM and backstroke at every level of competition. He held seven NCAA individual titles, led Indiana to two team championships, won nine AAU titles, and was twice a gold medalist at the Pan-American Games. Hickcox also set eight world records. He became a coach and occasional television announcer. Hickcox married U.S. Olympic diver Lesley Bush, though they later divorced. After graduating from Indiana he attended law school at Northern Kentucky State University. He became a member of the Arizona Bar and later pursued a career in commercial real estate, establishing the Feldman-Hickcox Company.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Charlie Hickcox
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
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
1968 Summer Olympics 19 October 1968 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Individual Medley, Men Round One, Heat One 2:16.1 1
1968 Summer Olympics 20 October 1968 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Individual Medley, Men Final 2:12.0 1
1968 Summer Olympics 26 October 1968 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Final 3:54.9 WR 1

Olympic family relations

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