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Jon Olsen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJon C.•Olsen
Used nameJon•Olsen
Born25 April 1969 in New Britain, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements195 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsCurl-Burke Swim Team / University of Alabama, USA
NOC United States

Biography

Jon Olsen was a freestyle sprinter who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. In multiple international tournaments, Olsen had a remarkable record in winning relay medals and golds. He won five Olympic medals, four gold, all in relays; won LC World titles in the 4x100 free in both 1994 and 1998; and won three relay golds at the 1995 Pan American Games, along with silver in the 100 freestyle. Olsen won 12 medals at the Pan Pacific Championships, with 10 golds, eight in relays, and individual golds in the 50 and 100 free at the 1993 Pan Pacs. Olsen swam at the University of Alabama. He later settled in the Florida Keys with his family, where he became a swim coach with several clubs and high schools.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Jon Olsen
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Jon Olsen
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 9
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 200 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
1992 Summer Olympics 31 July 1992 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Final 3:36.93 WR 1
1996 Summer Olympics 23 July 1996 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 3:15.41 1

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