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John Mykkanen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Cary•Mykkanen
Used nameJohn•Mykkanen
Born8 September 1966 in Anaheim, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsEl Dorado High School/University of California, Berkeley
NOC United States


John Mykkanen competed at the 1984 Olympics just after graduating from high school, and was the youngest US male swimmer that year. He was a distance freestyler. Mykkanen later attended U Cal Berkeley, and then became a chiropractor in Orange County, California. His daughter, Courtney Mykkanen, also became a top swimmer and competed at the 2012 US Olympic Trials and 2014 Youth Olympic Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA John Mykkanen
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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