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  • Johnny Weissmuller (USA)

    Johnny Weissmuller (USA)

    A part of Hollywood legend for his role as Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller was nonetheless an accomplished swimmer. At the Paris 1924 Games, he won gold in the 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay. We see him here after his 400m freestyle surrounded by his fellow medal-winners, Sweden’s Arne Borg (2nd, on the right) and the USA’s Andrew Charlton (3rd, on the left) ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 12:02 PM | Photo
  • Mark Spitz (USA)

    Mark Spitz (USA)

    American swimmer Mark Spitz on the top step of the podium for the 100m butterfly. In all, Spitz won no fewer than seven gold medals at the Olympic Games in Munich: in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley and the 4x200m freestyle relay. Mark Spitz held the record for the largest number of gold medals won at a single edition of the Games for 36 years. ©Keystone
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 9:55 AM | Photo
  • Shane Gould (AUS)

    Shane Gould (AUS)

    Fifteen year-old Australian swimmer Shane Gould was one of the stars of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. She won a total of five medals: gold in the 200m freestyle, 200m relay and 400m freestyle; silver in the 800m freestyle; and bronze in the 100m freestyle ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 9:57 AM | Photo
  • WAAAA048

    WAAAA048

    Los Angeles 1932-4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay
    Thursday, December 31, 1931 11:00 PM | Photo
  • WAAAA049

    WAAAA049

    Los Angeles 1932-Swimming-100m freestyle-MADISON Helene (USA) 1st.
    Thursday, December 31, 1931 11:00 PM | Photo
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