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Allen Stack

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAllen McIntyre•Stack
Used nameAllen•Stack
Born23 January 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut (USA)
Died12 September 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (USA)
AffiliationsUS Navy, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

In 1948, Allen Stack finally removed Adolph Kiefer’s 12-year-old 200 m backstroke world record from the books. Stack set a total of six world records, won 10 AAU titles, and was a double gold medal winner at the 1951 Pan American Games - 100 metre backstroke and 3×100 metre medley (with Bowen Stassforth and Dick Cleveland). After Yale, he attended Columbia Law School and later practiced law in Honolulu.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Allen Stack
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Allen Stack
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 4

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