Walter Richardson (swimmer)

Walter Pierce Richardson (born April 1, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder. Richardson competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he swam the butterfly leg for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay.[1] He did not receive a medal because only those swimmers who competed in the event final were medal-eligible under the 1964 Olympic rules.

Walter Richardson
Personal information
Full nameWalter Pierce Richardson
National teamUnited States
Born (1943-04-01) April 1, 1943
Chicago, Illinois
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
ClubGopher Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Minnesota

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Walter Richardson. Retrieved April 25, 2013.

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