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In the most controversial Olympic swim race ever, Lance Larson received a silver medal for his gold medal efforts. Swimming in the 100m free against Australia’s John Devitt, Larson and Devitt touched almost simultaneously. The six finish judges were split in their opinion, but all three watches had Larson timed faster (55.1, 55.1, 55.0 vs. 55.2 for Devitt on all three). The back-up electric timer also had Larson timed faster, but the president of the International Swimming Federation gave the nod to Devitt, even though the rules did not give him a vote in the matter. Protests were made ad...
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Roma 1960JuegosResultadosDeporteEventoRoma 1960
2 Medalla de plataSwimming100 metres Freestyle
1 Medalla de oroSwimming4 x 100 metres Medley Relay