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Gary Binfield

Full name: Gary Michael Binfield
Gender: Male
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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:44.44 57.89 57.89