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Jim Montgomery

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJames Paul "Jim"•Montgomery
Used nameJim•Montgomery
Born24 January 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements191 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsGatorade Swim Club, Bloomington (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

With two individual golds and three more in the relays, Jim Montgomery was the star swimmer of the 1973 World Championships. He attended Indiana, where he won the NCAA 200y free before going on to win four AAU titles. Montgomery set two world records for the 100m freestyle in 1975 and improved his world record twice at the Montréal Olympics. There he broke a barrier as, with his time in the finals of 49.99, he became the first man to swim 100 meters in under 50 seconds. Between 1973 and 1976, Montgomery was also a member of five world record breaking relay teams.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
  200 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic United States 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
1976 Summer Olympics 21 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 7:23.22 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 22 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Final 3:42.22 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 24 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 50.39 WR 1
1976 Summer Olympics 25 July 1976 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Final 49.99 WR 1

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