Jeff Rouse

Jeffrey Norman Rouse (born February 6, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Jeff Rouse
Personal information
Full nameJeffrey Norman Rouse
Nickname(s)"Jeff"
National team United States
Born (1970-02-06) February 6, 1970
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
College teamStanford University

Rouse represented the United States in two consecutive Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, he won a gold medal swimming for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, he also received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Four years later at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he earned a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. In individual competition, he won another gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Rouse is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

See also

References

  1. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jeff Rouse Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jeff Rouse (USA). Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jeff Rouse". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15.
  • Jeff Rouse (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame


Records
Preceded by
David Berkoff
Men's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (long course)

August 25, 1991 – August 24, 1999
Succeeded by
Lenny Krayzelburg
Preceded by
Men's 50-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

February 12, 1995 – February 28, 1997
Succeeded by
Chris Renaud


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