Gary Dilley

Gary J. Dilley (born January 15, 1945) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. He represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he received a silver medal in men's 200-meter backstroke, finishing second behind American teammate Jed Graef.[1][2] Dilley set new Olympic records in the heats and semifinals, but Graef improved upon Dilley's records in the event's second semifinal and final.[1][2]

Gary Dilley
Dilley at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameGary J. Dilley
National teamUnited States
Born (1945-01-15) January 15, 1945
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
ClubSpartan Swim Club
College teamMichigan State University

Dilley attended Michigan State University, where he swam for the Michigan State Spartans swimming and diving team. Dilley graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, went on to earn a doctorate in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and then specialized in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He maintained his orthodontic practice in Cary, North Carolina, and was formerly a faculty member at the UNC School of Dentistry.[3]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Gary Dilley Archived August 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 3, 1230.
  2., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Backstroke Final Archived November 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  3. Dilley Orthodontics, About Dr. Dilley. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gary Dilley". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
  • Dilley Orthodontics – Official website of Dilley Orthodontics

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