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4 feb. 1937 Granville, Australia
185 cm / 85 kg 6'1'' / 187 libras
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John Devitt was a great swimmer whose career was somewhat tainted by all the controversy surrounding his 1960 Olympic 100 m freestyle victory. At Roma, the pre-Games favorite to 100 m freestyle gold was American Jeff Farrell, but he had an emergency appendectomy just six days before the US Olympic Trials and only qualified for relay duty, which left Devitt a favorite for the Olympic gold, along with reigning Olympic champion Australian Jon Henricks and Brazilian Manuel dos Santos were also considered as favorites. The fastest times in the heats and semifinals were produced by American Lance Larson, but as...

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2
Juegos Olímpicos
Juegos Olímpicos
4
Medallas
Medalla de oro:2 Medalla de plata:1 Medalla de bronce:1
  • Roma
    Roma 1960
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Roma
    Roma 1960
    • 1 Medalla de oro
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 3 Medalla de bronce
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 2 Medalla de plata
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Medalla de oro
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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