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Mike Stamm

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Eugene "Mike"•Stamm
Used nameMike•Stamm
Born6 August 1952 in San Pedro, California (USA)
Measurements191 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsCoronado Navy SA, Coronado (USA)
NOC United States


Had it not been for the East German great Roland Matthes, Mike Stamm would have won three major international titles; Stamm finished second to Matthes in both of his Olympic races and in the 100m back at the 1973 World Championships. In 1970, however, Stamm did break Matthes’ world 200m backstroke record, only to have the East German recapture it three weeks later. Stamm attended Indiana University and won one NCAA and eight AAU individual titles. After the Olympics he returned to school, graduated and then worked for a time as a swimming director at a club in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He attempted to make the 1976 US Olympic team but had been away from training for too long, only coming back in 1975. Stamm later settled in his native San Diego where he opened an art gallery, Mike Stamm Gallery.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Mike Stamm
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
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
1972 Summer Olympics 2 September 1972 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat Two 2:07.51 1
1972 Summer Olympics 4 September 1972 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Final 3:48.16 WR 1

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