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Oral Swigart

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOral Raymond•Swigart, Sr.
Used nameOral•Swigart
Born9 October 1897 in Columbia City, Indiana (USA)
Died21 June 1973 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
AffiliationsUS Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Oral Swigart attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis where he captained the wrestling team in his junior and senior years. He became a career Navy officer, eventually reaching the rank of Rear Admiral. For valor during his service, Swigart earned the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit Combat Badge. His so, Oral, Jr., also became a career Naval officer, and distinguished himself for his service during the Korean War.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Oral Swigart
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC r2/5