Dave Wilson (swimmer)

David Dennis Wilson (born October 5, 1960) is an American former competition swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Wilson earned a gold medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. He also won a silver medal by finishing second in the final of the men's 100-meter backstroke event.[1]

Dave Wilson
Personal information
Full nameDavid Donnis Wilson
Nickname(s)"Dave"
National teamUnited States
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960
Torrance, California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
ClubCincinnati Marlins Swim Club
College teamUniversity of California, Berkeley

Wilson set the national high school backstroke record his junior year at Anderson High School in Cincinnati; set the national high school record his senior year (erasing the high school mark set earlier by Mark Spitz) and re-set his national high school backstroke record.

See also

References

  1. "Dave Wilson biography and Olympic results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012.


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