Michael Wall (swimmer)

Michael Allen Wall (born February 1, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer who participated in two consecutive Summer Olympics.

Michael Wall
Personal information
Full nameMichael Allen Wall
Nickname(s)"Mike"
National teamUnited States
Born (1946-02-01) February 1, 1946
Atlanta, Georgia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubSanta Clara Swim Club
College teamStanford University

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Wall competed for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Four years later at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he swam for the first-place U.S. teams in the qualifying heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[1][3] He did not, however, receive a medal for either performance; until 1984, under international swimming rules, relay swimmers were not eligible for a medal unless they swam in the event finals.

Wall attended Stanford University, where he swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. Wall was a member of Stanford's 1967 NCAA national championship relay team in the 800-yard relay, which set new NCAA and American records for the event with a time of 6:54.65. He was also a key points contributor in Stanford's NCAA national team championship in 1967.[4]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Michael Wall". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  4. "Men's Swimming, Championship Teams". GoStanford.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved September 25, 2012.


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