Chris Jacobs (swimmer)

Christopher Charles Jacobs (born September 25, 1964) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Chris Jacobs
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Charles Jacobs
National teamUnited States
Born (1964-09-25) September 25, 1964
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight181 lb (82 kg)
Spouse(s)Marie Sheehan (1992 - 2006)
College teamUniversity of Texas

Jacobs won two gold medals and a silver while representing the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He received his first gold medal as the lead swimmer for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Troy Dalbey, Tom Jager and Matt Biondi. The four Americans set a new world record of 3:16.53 in the event final. He then won another gold medal swimming the anchor freestyle leg of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay for the first-place U.S. team of David Berkoff (backstroke), Richard Schroeder (breaststroke), and Matt Biondi (butterfly). Jacobs and the medley relay team set another new world record of 3:36.93. Individually, he received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 100-meter freestyle event, finishing in 49.08 seconds.[1]

See also


  1. Frank Litsky, "The Seoul Olympics; Swimmer Outraces His Past," The New York Times (September 18, 1988). Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris Jacobs". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
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