Matt Gribble

Matthew Owen Gribble (March 28, 1962 – March 21, 2004) was an American competition swimmer, world champion, and world record-holder.

Matt Gribble
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Owen Gribble
National teamUnited States
Born(1962-03-28)March 28, 1962
Houston, Texas
DiedMarch 21, 2004(2004-03-21) (aged 41)
Miami, Florida
Height5 ft 10 12 in (1.8 m)
Weight177 lb (80 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
College teamUniversity of Miami

Born in Houston, Texas, Gribble broke the world record in the 100-meter butterfly in 1983. He attended the University of Miami, where he swam for the Miami Hurricanes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. While swimming for the Hurricanes, he won two NCAA titles, two gold medals in the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Ecuador, and three gold medals at the 1983 Pan American Games. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic teams in 1980 and 1984.

On March 21, 2004, at age 41, Gribble died in a head-on automobile accident in Miami, Florida. He is buried at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Miami.

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Preceded by
William Paulus
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

August 6, 1983 – June 26, 1984
Succeeded by
Pablo Morales

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