Bill Craig (swimmer)

William Norval Craig (January 16, 1945 January 1, 2017) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder. He represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal by swimming the breaststroke leg for the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Craig and his teammates Thompson Mann (backstroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark (freestyle) set a new medley relay world record of 3:58.4.[2] Craig attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he swam for the USC Trojans swimming and diving team. He graduated in 1967.[3][4]

William Craig
Craig (left) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Norval Craig
Nickname(s)"Bill"
National teamUnited States
Born(1945-01-16)January 16, 1945
Culver City, California, U.S.[1]
DiedJanuary 1, 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 71)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
College teamUniversity of Southern California

Craig was last married to Patty Craig, with whom he had a son Christian; he also has a son Rick and daughter Kimber from a previous marriage.[4]

See also

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bill Craig". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-15.
  2. "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Swimming" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)
  3. USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 26, 2008.
  4. Bill Craig's obituary. ocregister.com


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