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Tom Jager

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameThomas Michael "Tom"•Jager
Used nameTom•Jager
Born6 October 1964 in East St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsUCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Tom Jager won seven Olympic swimming medals and five gold medals. All of his golds came in relays. His individual medals were a silver in the 1988 50 metre freestyle and bronze in the 1992 50 metre freestyle. Jager was a pure sprinter, specializing in the 50 free, at which he set six world records. He won the first two world championships at that event in 1986 and 1991. His other major international titles came in the 50 free at the 1989 and 1991 Pan-Pacific Championships. His great sprint rivals were Matt Biondi, who beat him at the Olympics in 1988, and Aleksandr Popov (RUS), who won the 50 freestyle in 1992 and 1996.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Tom Jager
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Tom Jager
50 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Tom Jager
50 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Freestyle 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
1988 Summer Olympics 23 September 1988 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 3:16.53 WR 1

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