Full name: Gary Michael Binfield
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: March 13, 1966 in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, Great Britain
Died: March 14, 2008 in Buford, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: South Carolina Gamecocks, Columbia (USA)
Country: Great Britain
Although he only competed in backstroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Gary Binfield was a fifteen-time All-American at the University of South California at backstroke, freestyle and medley events. He won his heat of the 200 metres backstroke but his time only placed him in the B final, where he finished last. Binfield also swam in the heats of the medley relay. It was the medley relay that provided him with his only major international medal, a silver, as part of the England team at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. He went on to coach at the University of Georgia and Brown University before going into business with a company that operated swimming pools.
Binfield died at the age of just 42 following a massive heart attack that occurred during a gym session.
|1988 Summer||22||Seoul||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Backstroke||Great Britain||GBR||16|
|1988 Summer||22||Seoul||Swimming||Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay||Great Britain||GBR||8|
|1988 Summer||22||Seoul||Swimming||Great Britain||B Final||8||2:04.90|
|1988 Summer||22||Seoul||Swimming||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Three||1||QC||2:03.79|
|1988 Summer||22||Seoul||Swimming||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||3:44.44||57.89||57.89|